Courthouse, Beechworth

Originally published From the information leaflet provided: Built in 1858 of local honey coloured granite at a cost of £3730. It was the central Court of the "Northern Bailiwick" during the gold rush era and closed as a Court House in 1989 after 131 years of continual service. The Court had many roles. It served...

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1929 Marquette

Marquettes were produced by Buick for just 12 months from June 1929 and targeted at the lower end of the market. Marquette Owners Registry for Enthusiasts

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HMB Endeavour, 2012

These photos were taken when I was doing a stint of tour guiding on board. I took photos during the quiet times. I also did this in 2007 and added my guide "spiel". So that one has better words and this one has better photos. HMB Endeavour, replica of an 18th century collier converted to...

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HMB Endeavour, 2007

These photos were taken when I was doing a stint of tour guiding on board. I took photos during the quiet times and then wrote up my "spiel" as Live Journal post (which is what I've shared below). The camera was a small one a friend gave me after mine broke, so the photos are...

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James Craig, Barque

This is an old post with small photos. I have better photos now but more pressing things to work on, so if you're interested, comment below and I'll push it to the top of the "To Do" list. James Craig aka Clan McLeod, iron barque, built 1874, and used for general cargo. In the 1920s,...

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Polly Woodside, Barque

Polly Woodside aka Rona Iron barque, built 1885 in Belfast. 647 tons, 192 feet long, max speed 14 knots. A trading ship, coal mostly, from the end of the era of sail, although she remained in use to the 1920s, when she was converted to a coal hulk. Original Photos Under sail Under sail, from...

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Diving Suit

These images come from Chums, an illustrated magazine for boy . Being an illustrated boys' paper, it is full of articles & illustrations about cameras, bicycles, sports and a regular column where the writer visits/takes a ride on some interesting devices. In the November 1892 issue, his adventure was deep sea diving, from which this...

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Mail van

From Chums, 4 January 1893 OK maybe there is a bit more to it. So, here is A Run with the Mail Van: The Western Mail is one of the most remarkable trains in this country. It leaves Paddington station each evening at nine o’clock, and goes its way to the Land’s End like a...

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Carriage House, Entally

Entally Estate: the original house was built 1819 and modified over the following decades. The yards at the back have a number of farm buildings constructed over the same period, including this carriage house and stable building. The stable area is on the right. The carriage area is on the left. This a rough plan...

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Stables, Entally

Entally Estate: the original house was built 1819 and modified over the following decades. The yards at the back have a number of farm buildings constructed over the same period, including this carriage house and stable building. The stable area is on the right. The carriage area is on the left. This a rough plan...

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Richmond Gaol

Richmond Gaol was built in Tasmania in the 1820s as part of Governor Arthur's reform of the convict system. In one of the rooms is a model of the buildings as they are now, so I'm borrowing that to show everything in relation to everything else. 1 Entrance 2 Courtyard 3 Original gaol building 4...

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Duyfken

This is an old post with small photos. I have better photos but more pressing things to work on, so if you're interested, comment below and I'll push it to the top of the "To Do" list. Replica 16th century Dutch ship Duyfken is a replica of a small ship sent by the Dutch East...

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May Queen

This is an old post with small photos. I have better photos now but more pressing things to work on, so if you're interested, comment below and I'll push it to the top of the "To Do" list. Restored 19th century ketch (built 1867) Two masts, with the front mast being the taller, both fore...

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Music Saloon, P.S. Gem

Music Saloon on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. From information panel on door: MUSIC SALOON The Music Saloon was added in 1982 to cater to the needs of the increasing number of passengers who travelled on cruises and holidays and wanted somewhere on the boat where they could entertain themselves. It was...

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Paddle Steamer Cabin

Larger image Cabin on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. From information panel: PASSENGER CABINS For all her luxurious fittings elsewhere, the cabins on the Gem were simple and straightforward, if not a little on the small size. It was joked that cabins were kept deliberately small in order to reduce the number...

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