Tag Archives: History

Canons in Alexandria: Tuedsdays of Texture

Fort Quaitbay situated on the edge of the Mediterranean  at Alexandria dates from the 15th century and has been an important strategic stronghold over the years. The canons however are not quite that old and date back to the reign … Continue reading

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Remembering Towton Battle: Friday Fictioneers

“Lord Towton I just adore your house and that sculpture.” The American tourist pointed to the large chain mail upside down helmet. “Thats a memorial to the downed men of  Towton Battle. Come see the dining room.” They entered a … Continue reading

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Happy 2: Fun at the Maritime Museum

A trip to the Maritime museum on Melbourne Cup Day was a good idea. No-one else was interested in wandering around old boats and lighthouses and we virtually had the museum to ourselves. When we bought our tickets we were … Continue reading

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HM Bark Endeavour: Traces of the Past Yr 3 09: Thursday’s Special

This is a style of sailing vessel that was mentioned by Francis Bacon in 1592. The word bark (barque or barc) usually refers to a three masted ship with a distinctive rigging. In the 18th century in England the Royal … Continue reading

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The Rocks: Traces of the Past Yr 3 (05): Thursday’s Special

The Rocks is an old area of Sydney with European settlement starting in 1788, soon after the first settlement at Sydney Cove. This slum area in the early days was full of sailors, convicts and prostitutes and became known as … Continue reading

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Melbourne is a European City

In Switzerland and France and probably other countries in Europe dogs are recognised as being part of the family, being allowed to fly in the cabin with its master, and allowed to stay in hotel rooms with room service even … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 5: Pitchi Ritchi and the Alice

These photos were taken when cameras were not of the quality they are now, but I’m sure you’ll get the idea. Pitchi Ritchi is a bird sanctuary and open-air pioneer museum which opened in 1955 by Leo Corbet. As you … Continue reading

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