HISTORIC PAINTING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

HISTORIC PAINTING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

 THE EVANS PAINTING – AND A LITTLE MIRACLE For many years I have been attempting to trace four unidentified sketches by Elizabeth Macquarie,   wife of Lachlan Macquarie, an early Governor of New South Wales.  As a resident of the Blue Mountains, I would like to believe

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ERNIE APPLE TREE JNR.

ERNIE APPLE TREE JNR.

ERNIE APPLE TREE SENIOR In 1953 my parents moved to the Tasmanian farm I grew up  on. It was four miles from the coastal town of Ulverstone In the back garden  was an old apple tree. Unfortunately it’s just out of view in the  B/W photo at

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THE DAY BRADMAN HIT A TON FOR BLACKHEATH V LITHGOW POTTERIES!

THE DAY BRADMAN HIT A TON FOR BLACKHEATH V LITHGOW POTTERIES!

Hello….Editor Des here. Well until the dreaded virus it was all sport, sport, sport in our household. I thought I would write a piece about a famous cricketer!  By the way, the local coach once told me that I had a great future as twelfth man for

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BLACKHEATH – PIE IN THE SKY!

BLACKHEATH - PIE IN THE SKY!

It would be difficult to calculate the number of meat pies eaten at sporting events in Australia….especially at AFL matches.. There is an eatery in my Blue Mountains village of Blackheath regarded as a bit of an institution when it comes to a meal in a pastry

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Blackheath: my Blue Mountains home.

Blackheath: my Blue Mountains home.

WHY BLACKHEATH? It was primarily  my passion for birds and gardens that prompted my move from Sydney to the beautiful Blue Mountains.  As a writer, I also wanted a place of peace and inspiration. The birds here are truly amazing. I don’t mind sharing my flowers with

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