The Farm Gate
Australian Cattle Stations

The Darling Downs – Queensland

July 24, 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 […]


Cecil Plains on the Darling Downs

June 30, 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 […]

Pikedale Station
Australian Cattle Stations

Pikedale Station – QLD

April 20, 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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Colonial Buildings Australia

Deloraine House – Tenterfield

April 10, 2020 suggpixc 1

The property known as “Deloraine” is a heritage listed house built on two parcels of land which were first purchased in September 1858. The land was granted to Edmund Curry whose descendants still live in […]

Nhill, Victoria

Nhill on the Western Highway in Victoria

March 26, 2020 suggpixc 0

Nhill is a picturesque town in the Wimmera district in western Victoria. It is on the Western Highway, halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne. At the 2016 census, the population was 2,184. Locals are mainly employed […]

Riverboat The Marion
Australian History

Paddle steamers and paddle boats

November 27, 2019 suggpixc 0

Paddle steamers and paddle boats have been on the Murray River and in the Murray-Darling Basin since 1853 when William Randell launched the first steamer the P.S. Mary Ann near Mannum, South Australia.  The first […]

Australian History

The settlement of Kerry in Queensland

October 16, 2019 suggpixc 0

Kerry is a farming locality between Beaudesert and the Lamington National Park. Kerry Road was the track to the Lamington National Park and a primary school opened in 1884 (it closed in 1943), the Kerry […]

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