THE AURORA & THE ANTARCTIC BOTTLE – A MYSTERY

THE AURORA & THE  ANTARCTIC BOTTLE - A MYSTERY

On May  7 1927 a strange story appeared in the Newcastle Sun. It said that  a Mr George Bressington  had been walking along a beach at Tuggerah, on the NSW Central Coast, when he  unearthed a half buried wine bottle.  On one side  there was an etching

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MOLONG AND THE EARL OF HARDWICKE

MOLONG AND THE  EARL OF HARDWICKE

It’s not often a small  outback town can boast of having an Earl open  their garden fete, but that’s what happened at Molong in 1897. The man  responsible for the coup  was  Mr John Young, ex-mayor of Sydney and owner of the huge Burrawong Estate at Molong.

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ROBBERY AT THE HOBART MUSEUM

ROBBERY AT THE HOBART MUSEUM

A robbery occurred  at the Hobart Museum (now The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)  on  the night of April 16 1905. It  was believed to be the work of  mainland criminals , targeting items  which could be melted down and sold as bullion. Security at the institution

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DR BLAND & THE DAGUERREOTYPE

  Visitors to the new photography gallery at the Library of NSW in Sydney’s Macquarie Street will see a tiny portrait of Dr William Bland (1789-1868). Dating from  1844 0r 1845, it is believed to be the earliest existing  photo taken in Australia. Dr Bland was the

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THE RAJAH QUILT…AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED!

THE RAJAH QUILT...AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED!

  From The Hobart Town Advertiser, July 20 1841.  The Rajah, female convict ship, from England, 5th April, arrived last night. Any important news will be given in our 2nd edition.   Farewell to old England forever. From The Australasian, February 9 1935 E. Winifred Ure, of

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