An Australian Tribute to Isambard Brunel

An  Australian Tribute to Isambard Brunel

STEAM AND SPEED The  brilliant British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born at Portsmouth  in 1806, the son of a highly regarded French engineer.  Many thousands of Australians have a connection with Brunel as  their ancestors emigrated on his innovative steamship, the SS Great Britain. At the

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Old Sydney’s Physician: the Southerly Buster

Old Sydney's Physician:  the Southerly Buster

In 1910 Henry Lawson wrote the following lines celebrating Sydney’s restorative Southerly Buster; ‘Tis a glorious mission , Old Sydney’s Physician   Broom, Bucket  and Cloth of the East, ‘Tis a breeze and a sprayer that answers our prayer,  And it’s free to the greatest and least.

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