Kroombit Tops National Park “Beautiful Betsy” Crash Site
History........ Something about past events always grabs our attention,not sure if it's the unknown or just the admiration for what people went through back in them days. Years ago we had read about a crashed World War II Liberator bomber called "Beautiful Betsy" hidden up in the Kroombit Tops...
The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, flooding at 6pm, 8 December 1862. Elizabeth St was actually the site of a small creek flowing in to the Yarra at the time of Melbourne's founding, and has flooded several times in the intervening 175 years. Created circa 1908. Black and white printed postcard.
Irish orphan girls at Hyde Park Barracks
In the few years between 1848 and 1850, a total of 4114 orphan girls, each one of them drawn from bleak Irish workhouses, were chosen to sail to Australia under a remarkable, controversial and short-lived immigration scheme.