The Farmer’s Fairground Organ

The Farmer's Fairground Organ

CLEVER HANDS CELEBRATING THE PAST When Stanley Hennock died last year aged 83, he left a special legacy. The  retired  farmer from Canberra had been able to turn his hand to almost anything. Farmers have to be multi-skilled and Stan certainly was!  Over a period of three

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MOUNT VIC FLICKS

MOUNT VIC FLICKS

I CAN’T WAIT FOR MOUNT VIC FLICKS TO RE-OPEN WHEN THIS DREADFUL PANDEMIC IS OVER. HOW DIFFICULT THINGS MUST BE FOR THE OWNERS. The building, at 2a Harley Avenue Mount Victoria, dates from 1934.  It was originally  a cinema  known as Mount Victoria Pictures. In September 1935

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THE QUEEN VISITS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

THE QUEEN VISITS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

In a now famous reference to Queen Elizabeth; ‘I did but see her passing by, and yet I’ll love her until I die.’   Prime Minister of Australia R.M. Menzies. (1963) Early in February 1954, a group of WWI diggers travelled down to Sydney to see the young

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MAIL COACH DRAMAS IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS AND BEYOND

MAIL COACH  DRAMAS IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS AND BEYOND

CROSSING THE MOUNTAINS  BY COACH AND HORSES In the 1850’s  the journey across the Blue Mountains of New South Wales  was truly daunting.    On Sunday, November 27 1853, Thomas Simons was driving the Bathurst mail coach from Sydney when he came to the top of Mount Victoria. Ahead was

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