Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.

Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the…

Bark Church 1872 Stanthorpe Australia

Church Weddings images - church weddings Wedding at Stanthorpe's Presbyterian Church, December 1872 Image by State Library of Queensland, Australia Photographer: William Boag Location: Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia Description: The groom

2 men and a woman with bark-roofed, whitewashed house, Hill End, c 1872

2 men and a woman with bark-roofed, whitewashed house, Hill End, c 1872 - Australia.

What does an Australian house really look like?

Wattle and daub home with bark roof and parget wooden chimney. 1890 Historical Description of Australian Settlers Homes

We came across this abandoned old cottage on the way to Queen Mary Falls, rustic old Australia

We came across this abandoned old cottage on the way to Queen Mary Falls, rustic old Australia

Welcome to Australian Heritage Online. Here, we celebrate Australia's history and heritage, and encourage everyone to share their interest in the diverse culture, landscape and traditions of this great island continent. You will find a feast of articles on an ever-increasing range of topics and themes, as well as an enormous amount of information on our historic places, events, news and book releases.

Welcome to Australian Heritage Online. Here, we celebrate Australia's history and heritage, and encourage everyone to share their interest in the diverse culture, landscape and traditions of this great island continent. You will find a feast of articles on an ever-increasing range of topics and themes, as well as an enormous amount of information on our historic places, events, news and book releases.

Swaggies humping their blueys on the track.

On the wallaby track. Henry Lawsons poem On the Wallaby Track alludes to the…

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