MV Cartela

Cartela was built in 1912, as a steam powered passenger and cargo ferry, operating on the Derwent River and surrounding waterways. There's not many passengers vessels from that era still in existence, and far fewer that have seen continuous service.

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Entally

This is Entally, built about 1819 by Thomas Reibey, son of horse thief & businesswoman Mary who is on our $20 note. It's an Indian name, Bengali it seems from the Wikipedia article, after a "neighbourhood" in Calcutta. Or more likely, after Thomas's father's business that was named after said suburb of Calcutta. His father...

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Central Deborah Mine, Bendigo – underground

Central Deborah Gold Mine is a quartz-reef gold mine located on the Bendigo Flat near the Bendigo Creek. The mine operated from 1939 to 1954 and was the last commercial mine to operate in the wealthy Bendigo goldfields. During this time miners extracted almost one tonne of gold (929kg) from the ground, which would be...

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St John the Evangelist Church, Richmond

St John The Evangelist Catholic Church 1836 Australia's Oldest Existing Catholic Church MASS TIMES 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month 8.30am 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday of the month 11am Before going inside, I was thinking the 1836 year seems quite late for an "oldest" building, so I pulled a bit from the Archdiocese...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 2

This is a continuation of Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1 In the second part, we look at the other side of the building. Note the building on the left that looks like a two-storey house, the very enclosed yard and the cut-off wall on the right. First though, a wonky plan 🙂 It helped me...

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Penitentiary Chapel, Hobart: Part 1

That is place it was built as a chapel and later used as a courthouse. There are a lot of photos, so I am breaking this into two posts. The second part is here. Now it's owned by the National Trust. Have Trust Membership, Will Use. (Home Hill is a NT property too.)

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