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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A Visit to the Star Theatre

Then: With to-day’s announcement of the opening next Tuesday of the Star Theatre, Invermay, comes the fulfilment of an ambition on the part of the directors of Star Theatres Pty. Ltd. to extend their chain of theatres to the suburbs of Launceston, with such a model theatre as has been enjoyed by local citizens who…

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