Tag Archives: History

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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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3 The Battle of Broken Hill

Hostilities were raging in Europe and the Ottoman Empire had declared war with Britain in October of 1914 when the Battle of Broken Hill came to Silverton on the 1st January 1915. Silverton a small town (popn 60) 26 kms … Continue reading

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Five Days, Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1 Goondiwindi

Thank you to Norah Colvin who nominated me this challenge. Norah’s passion is childhood education and even if you don’t have children, there is always thought-provoking insightful writing that keeps those grey cells working. The Victoria Hotel in Goondiwindi was … Continue reading

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