Cellar, Woolmers

At Woolmers Estate, near Longford. The steps down to the cellar are at the end there, on the other side of the railing. At the top is an information panel that says: CELLARS Part of the original construction of the weatherboard homestead. The Cellar rooms are paved in sandstone flags and have a ceiling height...

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Tram

Larger version. Restored tram, belonging to Hobart City Council. First paragraph: TRAM NO. 39 Built in 1917 as a two-man tram. No. 39 was originally operated by both a driver and a conductor. In 1926 it was converted to a one-man tram on which the driver was also required to collect the fares. After about...

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Miners’ Tents, Sovereign Hill

Larger version Replica miners' tents on goldfields at the Sovereign Hill open air museum. See also Miner's Hut (wooden tent) & Tents, Chinese Camp Same tent as previous photo Same tent as previous photo, interior Soggy tents, due to rain Interior of a different tent

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Portable Steam Engine

At Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre From eHive entry: Steam engine (portable), c.1900 "A single cylinder, wood fired portable steam engine. It would have been moved to the job by bullocks or horses."

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Water Cart, Horse-drawn

This water cart has two points of interest on the back. On the left is an information panel and on the right is an opening that lets you look inside. The panel says: This water cart was used at the Tasmania Mine to spray the mine year to rest the dust. The driver could operate...

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Charlie Napier Hotel, Sovereign Hill

This is one of two hotels in the main street of Sovereign Hill (open air museum & replica gold fields town). The other one, with less photos, is across the road. Picture of original hotel. Door to the right leads into the bar. Two rooms off to the side. I presume they are parlours (one...

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Concord model thorough-brace coach

Larger image. At the National Museum of Australia (database record, has more photos). The accompanying panel says: Concord model thorough-brace coach 1860-80 This coach may have been manufactured by Cobb and Co. at its Charleville coachworks in Queensland or by a smaller company in the Gunnedah area of New South wales. It was used on...

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Susannah Place, Sydney

Larger version Susannah Place Museum (also here) is a row of four working-class terraces built in 1844. Rather than being "lovingly restored", each room reflects different occupiers over the terrace's 150 year history. Most of these photos are external. There don't seem to be many internal photos online either. Middle room of No. 62 (1970s)...

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Light Weight Air Warning (LW/AW) Radar

Larger image At the Australian War Memorial. "The LW/AW set was developed in 1942 in Australia by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (later CSIRO) Radiophysics Laboratory in response to the need for a portable air defence radar station that could be readily deployed in northern Australia, New Guinea and the islands to Australia's...

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Empire Hotel, Queenstown.

Larger image Empire Hotel, front staircase and back halls. Mostly taken at night or in areas with no windows so lighting is bad. Mirror on the landing. Back entrance.

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Powder Magazine, Beechworth

Larger image "Built in 1860 to store the gunpowder used in goldmining, the powder magazine was designed to minimise the risk of exploding. Only copper fittings were used, an elaborate lightning rod was fitted and people entering had to wear special shoes. Should an explosion have occurred, the design of the build would direct the...

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Narryna, Battery Point, Hobart

This series of photos is from an "1830s merchant’s house" in Hobart. There is more information here, including a site plan and a visitor's guide (PDF) with a description of each of the rooms. I have broken my photos up by room/part of the house, and linked them below. 1 Entrance Hall 2 Drawing Room 3...

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