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Tag Archives: New South Wales

Who were Lord and Lady Carrington

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+ Over the past few weeks I’ve written quite a few posts about things named ‘Carrington’. There has been Lady Carrington Drive, the Carrington Hotel,… More


Cruising on Lake Wallis

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    This postcard shows a wooden cruiser, called ‘Mona’, chugging up a creek, carrying a number of well dressed people, including a couple holding… More


Cootamundra railway disaster

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This photograph from the Museum’s Tyrrell collection shows the aftermath of one of Australia’s worst rail disasters of the 19th century. The accident occurred in… More


The U.S.S Vermont in Sydney Harbour 1908

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This photograph is of the U.S.S. Vermont which became a part of the American naval fleet in 1907. After a ‘shake-down’ voyage she joined a… More


Tennis Players, Laurieton, Postcard 1906

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This postcard is part of a collection of over 750 postcards made by two sisters, Amy and Lindy Hall, between 1905 and 1925. They, and… More


Taralga, on the road to Wombeyan Caves

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This Tyrrell Collection photograph, by Henry King, was taken some time after 1880 and shows Taralga, a small town 44 kilometres north-west of Goulburn in… More


Wool dray

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By the 1830s drays were being used in New South Wales to cart wool from grazing areas beyond the Blue Mountains to Sydney. The early… More


Modern Times: Flickr group highlight

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This photograph was taken by one of our contributing members to our Modern Times group on Flickr. We set up this group when we had… More


The importance of fencing

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At first fencing in Australia was only used for yards and paddocks around homesteads, to protect crops and prevent indiscriminate breeding of bulls and stallions.… More


Off to the creamery

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Milk does not stay fresh for long, so before the days of good roads and modern transport in 20,000 litre-refrigerated road tankers, milk was made… More