New Launceston postcards!

Cnr of Brisbane and George Streets, Launceston. Blundells is on the corner that now has Holyman House (the big white place with the travel agents that isn’t the Flight Centre). This is before 1912. Larger version The two-storey building on the right is next door to the Princess Theatre which isn’t there (it opened 1911,…

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Colouring in the Colonies: numbers

From a comment on Facebook, I made a list of the “coloured convicts”, that is those people of colour who were charged & tried, stuck on a ship and sent off to the other side of the world, except for many it wasn’t actually the other side of the world. I want to look at…

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Photos from plane: Launceston to Melbourne

Just after take-off and plane was headed south so that must be the east of Launceston. The Melbourne to Launceston photos are more interesting. There was much less cloud and the plane went a long way south over a landscape that is quite bizarre from above, also less bits of plane in the photos. (When I…

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A Paper Mache Village for Australia

(Room in a paper-mache villa) Building houses with cards has been a favourite pastime of many a past generation ; but it was reserved for the ingenuity of the present day to construct habitations of paper. Yet of this frail material is manufactured the “village” shown in the accompanying Illustration. Papier-maché has long been extensively…

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Kitchen, Kitchen & Kitchen

Narryna Heritage Museum, Hobart Three kitchens added to 432 Pages, so rather to decided which one to share, I’m linking to them all and you can pick on or two or even all three! Commandant’s House/Carnavon Hotel, Port Arthur Deloraine Folk Museum, with bonus cake mixer

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Bushranger Poem

The seven men apprehended by Mr. Humphrey at Ray’s were tried last Saturday, for Mr. Haywood’s robbery. They were all found Guilty, and sentenced to Death,–which awful doom, we understand, will be carried into effect early in the next week.–We have a full report of this interesting trial, which we are obliged to defer. In…

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Little building, Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St

Cnr Wellington & Brisbane St. Photo source. This seems to have been the “Union School Room” from 1865. if it had other uses and when it was built, it is hard to find. It’s complicated because the Independent Chapel in Hobart is in Brisbane St, so any search for associated words bring up many, many,…

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The future is coming, um, came

1834 Glasgow-Paisley Steam Carriage, Source. Taking a break because I have to share this. ENGLISH EXTRACTS STEAM CARRIAGE. In the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Steam-carriages, it is observed, that the time is not very distant when a complete alteration will take place in the means of inland conveyance….

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