Lower deck, P.S. Gem

Larger image Lower deck on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. From information panel on post: ENGINE ROOM Following her conversion from barge to paddle steamer in 1877, this space would have been filled with the large, wood fired boiler which provided the steam for the engine. That was linked directly to the...

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Upper Deck, P.S. Gem

Upper deck on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. THE WHEELHOUSE The nature of river travel on the ever changing Murray River required that the Captain have good visibility in order to guide his vessel through the pitfalls of snags, changing river levels and sand bars. From his perch high up in the...

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Cellar, Woolmers

At Woolmers Estate, near Longford. The steps down to the cellar are at the end there, on the other side of the railing. At the top is an information panel that says: CELLARS Part of the original construction of the weatherboard homestead. The Cellar rooms are paved in sandstone flags and have a ceiling height...

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Tram

Larger version. Restored tram, belonging to Hobart City Council. First paragraph: TRAM NO. 39 Built in 1917 as a two-man tram. No. 39 was originally operated by both a driver and a conductor. In 1926 it was converted to a one-man tram on which the driver was also required to collect the fares. After about...

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Middle Deck, P.S. Gem

iddle deck on P.S. Gem, at the Swan River Pioneer Settlement. From panel: ART GALLERY As part of the process of converting the PS Gem to an Art Gallery, all of the dividing bulkheads between the cabins along this row were removed. This gave a single large space which could be used for exhibitions. However,...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Bark Mission Hut

At the National Museum of Australia. Mission hut 2000 built in the style of huts from the 1920s to 1950s, by Herbie Harradine, Lionel Chatfield and Joe Chatfield, under the supervision of Uncle Bill Edwards. Text on outside panel: Framlingham "This hut is just like the first home we built, when Kathleen and I got...

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Beechworth Gaol

Operated as a gaol from 1860s to about 1920, and then various related purposes until 2004. There's more history on the Wikipedia page and there's a website for the redevelopment project. I've had to split this over multiple posts, but there's a link at the end of each post that goes to the next one...

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Kitchen, Commandant’s House/Canarvon Hotel

Larger image From on-site panels: When the penal settlement closed in 1877, tourists flocked to the area. In 1885 Port Arthur was renamed Carnarvon and the Commandant's House converted into the Carnavon Hotel. Over the next 70 years it was used as a boarnding house and private residence. When this kitchen was added in 1854,...

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