Charlie Napier Hotel, Sovereign Hill

This is one of two hotels in the main street of Sovereign Hill (open air museum & replica gold fields town). The other one, with less photos, is across the road. Picture of original hotel. Door to the right leads into the bar. Two rooms off to the side. I presume they are parlours (one...

Read More

Concord model thorough-brace coach

Larger image. At the National Museum of Australia (database record, has more photos). The accompanying panel says: Concord model thorough-brace coach 1860-80 This coach may have been manufactured by Cobb and Co. at its Charleville coachworks in Queensland or by a smaller company in the Gunnedah area of New South wales. It was used on...

Read More

Susannah Place, Sydney

Larger version Susannah Place Museum (also here) is a row of four working-class terraces built in 1844. Rather than being "lovingly restored", each room reflects different occupiers over the terrace's 150 year history. Most of these photos are external. There don't seem to be many internal photos online either. Middle room of No. 62 (1970s)...

Read More

Light Weight Air Warning (LW/AW) Radar

Larger image At the Australian War Memorial. "The LW/AW set was developed in 1942 in Australia by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (later CSIRO) Radiophysics Laboratory in response to the need for a portable air defence radar station that could be readily deployed in northern Australia, New Guinea and the islands to Australia's...

Read More

Empire Hotel, Queenstown.

Larger image Empire Hotel, front staircase and back halls. Mostly taken at night or in areas with no windows so lighting is bad. Mirror on the landing. Back entrance.

Read More

Powder Magazine, Beechworth

Larger image "Built in 1860 to store the gunpowder used in goldmining, the powder magazine was designed to minimise the risk of exploding. Only copper fittings were used, an elaborate lightning rod was fitted and people entering had to wear special shoes. Should an explosion have occurred, the design of the build would direct the...

Read More

Narryna, Battery Point, Hobart

This series of photos is from an "1830s merchant’s house" in Hobart. There is more information here, including a site plan and a visitor's guide (PDF) with a description of each of the rooms. I have broken my photos up by room/part of the house, and linked them below. 1 Entrance Hall 2 Drawing Room 3...

Read More

Callington Mill (restored).

Callington Mill, Oatlands. A working flour mill built in 1837. It was restored earlier this century and reopened in 2010. (Wikipedia.) These photos are from 2015. There is another post with photos from 2008, during the restoration period, which shows inside before the installation of the equipment. Unfortunately, these photos were taken late in the...

Read More

Callington Flour Mill

Larger version Callington Mill, Oatland. A working flour mill built in 1837. It was restored earlier this century and reopened in 2010. (Wikipedia.) These photos are from 2008, while restoration was in process. Starting with the outside, then inside, then other buildings on the site. There is another post from 2015, after the mill was...

Read More

Stables, Callington (2015)

Larger version Stables in the Callington Mill complex, Oatlands. Main post here. Late in the day, so the light is poor. Better photos here, but I'm leaving these ones as they might show other details.

Read More

Mountgarrett’s Cottage (lathe & plaster construction)

Larger version Mountgarrett's Cottage, Woolmers Estate. Constructed for Dr Mountgarrett in the 1820s and later moved to Woolmers, where it was used for agricultural purposes. I wasn't going to post this one as the photos are poor quality, but because the building hasn't been maintained/restored as a residence, the construction details can be seen. The...

Read More

Lyons Cottage

Larger version Lyons Cottage, Stanley. Birthplace of former priminister Joseph Lyons "demonstrates the characteristics of a single storey, weatherboard Victorian Georgian dwelling" (from the link P&WS site). Constructed prior to 1870. More about the history of the house (and Lyons) in the P&WS site. A guide to which rooms the photos are from. (Not to...

Read More

Courtyard, Narryna

Courtyard at rear of house, Narryna, Battery Point, Hobart. Kitchen wing to the left. Pantry & laundry to the right. Photos from beyond the gate at bottom of this post. Larger image Facing the other way. On the right, kitchen wing with servants room above. Entrance to main house under the low roof at the back....

Read More

Gig

(Larger version Panel at the front say, in part: Gig with Road Cart Body This vehicle is a gig not a jinker, sulky or trap. The differences are that a gig has the shaft running right past the body to the rear of the vehicle. Gigs are also enclosed at the back, but have ample...

Read More

Jinker

(Larger image) This is a light, two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle. But how does it differ from other light, two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicles like gigs and sulkies? Short answer, it doesn't. From "Sulkies, Whiskeys and Gigs" by Jeff Powell, Curator, Cobb & Co Museum in the Australian Carriage Driving Society Show Driving Handbook (PDF): From Cooktown to Kalgoorlie...

Read More

Icebox

(Larger version) ICEBOX Wood, zinc lining, insulation, metal fittings. Undated. This traditional upright timber cabinet, double-walled and insulated, with two doors. The block of ice was put into the top compartment and as it melted the water dripped to a tray underneath. At Queanbeyan Museum.

Read More