CORONATION 1953

CORONATION 1953

Celebrations in Australia for the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth were on a scale it’s hard to imagine these days. Every town and city in the nation strived to do the occasion justice. The Blue Mountains, where I now live, certainly stepped up. At Katoomba there was

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STRANGE TALES FROM THE LITHGOW SMALL ARMS FACTORY

STRANGE TALES FROM THE LITHGOW SMALL ARMS FACTORY

On February 4  1908,  Australian military officials approved a site at  the coal mining town of Lithgow in New South Wales  for a small arms factory.  The fact that coal could be delivered to the site very cheaply  was an important factor in the choice. With the

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