It was a clear and fine day, on Wednesday 18th February 1874. Steamer Little Nell departed George Town for Launceston, as she did thrice weekly. But the journey on this day was to be catastrophic.Continue reading “Shocking Catastrophe! The Explosion of the Little Nell”
Mainland Australia has big stuff. The big banana; the big merino; the big prawn. You get the picture. Tasmania though, well, we have little stuff. Miniature villages from Tasmazia to models of early colonial towns such as Hobart and York Town.Continue reading “Mole Hill Fantasy, Tasmania”
Looking back at the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmania as it was in January 1922, via photos published in The Weekly Courier.
This week, looking at the construction of the ‘Sideling’ between Scottsdale and Launceston. Of particular interest to me was to see images of women amongst the construction workers.
Continue reading “From the Archives – Scottsdale, Tasmania January 1922”
A start has been made on this deviation on the North-Eastern Road, by which the worst grades on the “Sideling” on the Scottsdale side will be avoided.The Weekly Courier, 26 January 1922
NOW & THEN – The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at the Royal Park site, Launceston, Tasmania.Continue reading “Now & Then – Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), Royal Park”
Looking back at the Tamar Valley and Northern Tasmania as it was in January 1922, via photos published in The Weekly Courier. This week’s photos are of Longford.Continue reading “From the Archives – Longford Tasmania in January 1922”