FIRE’S ON! ARTHUR STREETON AND TRAGEDY AT GLENBROOK

FIRE'S ON! ARTHUR STREETON  AND TRAGEDY AT GLENBROOK

Artist Arthur Streeton went to live at Glenbrook, in the lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, for several months in 1891. For a pound a week he had rented four roomed  Daisy Cottage, located by the station master’s house. His original intention was to paint a

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OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

OUR QUIRKY BLUE MOUNTAINS VILLAGES

So many communities in Australia are doing it tough right now, including the Blue Mountains Do come and visit once the pandemic is over. I include Lithgow and some villages on the Bells Line of Road. HERE WE GO… I am cheating and listing the towns and

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GLENBROOK TUNNEL; THE AFTERMATH OF A WORLD WAR II SECRET

GLENBROOK TUNNEL;  THE AFTERMATH OF A WORLD WAR II SECRET

Recently I posted the story of the disused Glenbrook rail tunnel during World War Two. Located in the lower Blue Mountains, the tunnel was  secretly used as an RAAF  storage depot, for dangerous chemicals such as mustard gas and phosogene.  The decision to stockpile  the chemicals in

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WARTIME SECRETS IN GLENBROOK AND MARRANGAROO

WARTIME SECRETS IN GLENBROOK AND MARRANGAROO
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Glenbrook; Gateway To the Blue Mountains

Glenbrook; Gateway To the Blue Mountains

Recently I conducted a little social history  survey on how the various towns and villages of the Blue Mountains are perceived.  Do they have a distinct character?  Well certainly most of them do. Most surprising of all to me was that Glenbrook is considered by many to

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TRAIN ROBBERY ON THE BLUE MOUNTAINS LINE

TRAIN ROBBERY ON THE BLUE MOUNTAINS LINE

Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, April 8 1930,   what has been described as one of the most daring robberies in the history of Australia took place.    The  heist  was conceived by Roy Wilkinson, a 24 year old  railway porter. Wilkinson had been  serving as  escort on the mail train from Sydney to

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