Paddle Steamer Gem, Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill

From the information panel just before going aboard,  the Gem was built in 1876 as a barge, but a year later "was fitted with’4 40 horsepower steam engine, wood fired boilers and upper works enabling her to be employed carrying freight and passengers on the River Murray as a steamer. In 1882, she was "cut...

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Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate, near Longford, Tasmania, Established 1817. Extensive outbuildings and equipment relaed to wool growing and apple production. Website. Related posts.

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