Church of England, Hadspen

This is the Church of England at Hadspen. Thomas Reibey of nearby Entally (the house in the other photo) at various times archdeacon of Launceston, state politician & premier, start building this church in 1868 but stopped after a couple of years. And it sat like this for most of the next century -- just...

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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

Better photos than previous post but without the tour guide spiel. HMB Endeavour, replica of an 18th century collier converted to a navy ship filled with scientists. Today's post is an overview of the ship as you'd encounter it on a visit. The attention to detail is incredible: clothing & blanket are hand sewn, hand...

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HMB Endeavour, 2007

Endeavour (launched 1993) is a replica of James Cook's ship, originally built as a collier but convert to an exploration vessel by the Royal Navy in 1768. The modern ship was built to be as close as the original as possible so there are some interesting features such as the lack of headroom as a...

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James Craig, Barque

James Craig aka Clan McLeod, iron barque, built 1874, and used for general cargo. In the 1920s, she was sent off to end her days as coal hulk in Recherche Bay, although soon after that she was abandoned and beached. There's a photo from that period on the Sydney Heritage Fleet website, along with more...

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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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