Architecture

Burra – visit the 19th Century

05/03/2021 suggpixc 0

Burra is an old mining and agriculture town in the Mid North of South History.  It has become a history and heritage icon, with most of the original commercial buildings and houses still occupied and […]

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Welcome to Coober Pedy
Australian History

They Live Underground in a Desert Cave.

26/12/2020 suggpixc 0

Coober Pedy is a small desert town about halfway between Adelaide and Alice Springs.  The extreme summer temperatures have led to many residents living in caves.  A standard three-bedroom cave home with lounge, kitchen, and […]

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Cobar, NSW
Australian History

Cobar… Mining, Drought and Resilience

10/12/2020 suggpixc 0

Cobar is a mining town in the Mid-West of New South Wales.  The local economy relies on gold and base metals mining.  As a consequence, fortunes can fluctuate for the locals (approx. 4000).  At its […]

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The Farm Gate
Australian Cattle Stations

The Darling Downs – Queensland

24/07/2020 suggpixc 0

The more you search the Southern Downs, the more surprises you find.  While the history of the full Darling Downs is a testament to the resilience, perseverance and vision of those early European settlers who […]

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Architecture

Cecil Plains on the Darling Downs

30/06/2020 suggpixc 0

Cecil Plains is a farming town on the Darling Downs, Queensland, with a population of about 410 people. European settlement began in 1842, when Henry Stuart Russell claimed land around the Condamine River to establish […]

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Pikedale Station
Australian Cattle Stations

Pikedale Station – QLD

20/04/2020 suggpixc 0

Once a prosperous sheep station, Pikedale Station was established in 1843 by a Captain Pike. It had many owners until 1919 when it was purchased by James Rogerson in whose family it remained until 1957. […]

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