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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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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Nhill, Victoria
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Nhill on the Western Highway in Victoria

26/03/2020 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 […]

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Riverboat The Marion
Australian History

Paddle steamers and paddle boats

27/11/2019 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 […]

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Australian History

The settlement of Kerry in Queensland

16/10/2019 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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Texas Queensland
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Texas, Queensland

28/01/2019 suggpixc 0

Texas, is on the Dumeresq River in Queensland approx.240 km from Brisbane. The population is around 900 people. The settlement was originally part of the Texas Cattle Station and by 1880 the surrounding area was […]

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Rylstone NSW
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Rylstone is a small town in New South Wales

11/12/2018 suggpixc 0

Rylstone is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in the Central Tablelands.  It is located on the Bylong Valley Way road route. At the 2016 census, Rylstone had a population of almost 650 people. The name ‘Rylstone’ has no […]

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