Tag Archives: History

The Landing at Port Dalrymple 1804

Yesterday we had a family outing to George Town, about 40 minutes drive from Launceston where I live. We were showing my wife’s grandmother around. Near the river where we parked the car was a chainsaw sculpture by artist Eddie … Continue reading

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Historic Film shows Construction of Launceston Mall

Yesterday I saw a fascinating video on youTube. It is a film about the construction and opening of the Brisbane Street Mall here in Launceston in 1975. This was the very first mall built in Australia [1]. I am always … Continue reading

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Book Review – Suzannah’s Gold by Carol Preston

Suzannah’s Gold by Carol Preston My rating: 4 of 5 stars Suzannah’s Gold is an Australian historical fiction novel set in the mid 1800s. The story follows the life of a young girl transported unfairly from Ireland to Australia when … Continue reading

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Research

I’ve been an amateur writer all of my life. I remember sitting in restaurants with my parents as a child, writing stories in notebooks while we waited for the food to arrive. In school, the most exciting activity was creative … Continue reading

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Life in Launceston – In the 1960s

I just came across an old film about life in my home city of Launceston, which was shot in the 1960s. I find it absolutely fascinating to look at familiar places as they existed in the past. It’s like looking … Continue reading

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Burk & Wills, Frodo, and everything in between

There is something compelling about a journey. This month on the ChristianWriters.com blog chain, our topic is ‘The Journey’, inspired by the epic journey of the American explorers Lewis and Clarke, which began in the month of May. These guys … Continue reading

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