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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


National Park before it was Royal

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This postcard dates from 1907 and shows a scene from the National Park, Sydney. The inscription reads “- National Park with its 56 square miles… More


Upper Mary St., Gympie, Queensland

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This coloured postcard shows the bustling main street of Gympie, Queensland, a town that thrived in the years following the discovery of gold there in… More


Woman in a sensuous pose

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This photograph, from an unattributed studio,  may have been a publicity photograph for a theatre production or could be an example of the genre of tableau… More


Postcard of Hawesbury River Railway Bridge in 1907

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This postcard shows the railway bridge crossing the Hawkesbury River at Brooklyn on the Northern outskirts of Sydney in 1907. The railway bridge was opened… More


Miss Tittell Brune and Mr Douglas Gerrard

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  This is one of a large collection of postcards received by the Hall family of West Maitland between 1905 and 1925 and donated to… More


Postcard from the glory days of Department Stores

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Today many analysts are predicting the demise of the department store due largely to competition from online retailers. However in 1905 the retail emporium was… More


Postcard from Cairo, April, 1915

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This photograph from the Boddington Family Collection shows Clot Bey Street, Cairo, in the early years of the 20th century. The image of a bustling… More


A Basket of Cats, Postcard 1910

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Although many people have quoted the obsessive attention which cats have been given on the internet we shouldn’t imagine this is a new human trait.… 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


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