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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Le Zeppelin abattu a Compiegne

Le Zeppelin abattu a Compiegne 17 Mars 1917 From New York Times: ZEPPELIN SHOT DOWN CREW OF 30 KILLED French Anti-Aircraft Guns Reach Raider at a Height of More Than Two Miles. WAS COMING FROM LONDON Crew, After Being Hit, Throw Over Bombs, Which Fail to Explode Some of the Crew Jump to Death PARIS,...

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Graf Zeppelin

Graf Zeppelin over Friedrichshafen, where it was built. Probably the most successful of the German airships, the Graf Zeppelin operated a passenger service between 1928 and 1937. In 1920 it circumnavigating the globe in 3 week, including the first non-stop flight over the Pacific. In this time between wars, the battle between airships and airplanes...

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Ypres, World War I

Boutique au coin des Halles avant et pendant la guerre. Shop at the corner of the Halles, before and during the war.     These two pictures were on the same postcards. There are many single image cards and other photos showing war damage. There are some on the Great War in a Different Light...

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Iron Pot Lighthouse

The Iron Pot is a chunk of rock at the mouth of the Derwent. The lighthouse "is significant for several reasons. It was the first lighthouse built in Tasmania, it is the second oldest lighthouse built in Australia, it is the oldest original tower in Australia, it was the first to utilise a locally made...

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Duyfken

Replica 16th century Dutch ship Duyfken is a replica of a small ship sent by the Dutch East India Company to explore beyond the known. In 1606 they charted the Cape York Peninsula (the big, pointy bit in the top, right corner) on the first recorded voyage by Europeans to the Great South Land.

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May Queen

Restored 19th century ketch (built 1867) Two masts, with the front mast being the taller, both fore and aft rigged.

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