Breaking up Grenfell Street, Adelaide - Preparing to Put Down the Rails - 1908
Black and white photo of the breaking up Grenfell Street Adelaide, preparatory to putting down the rails - conversion of horse trams to electric traction - 1908
Lunch in the bush
Lunch in the bush, near Warwick, Queensland, ca.1893. A man and woman stopping for a meal and a billy of tea. The horses have been unhitched from the double buggy. The double buggy was advertised as 'a must for squatters' as it was admirably adapted to travelling over huge logs and rutted ground. Travel in Australia during the late 1800s would have been very difficult. RESOURCE: John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
Remarkable images of 19th century Australia reveal a lost world
Newly digitised images of some of the first photographs ever taken in Australia highlight how the country has transformed from colony to nation over the past 140 years.
Brisbane Trams - History in Pictures
"...the adoption of this system of street traffic marks a new era in our history... If the tram system in Brisbane accomplishes no other end it will prove that Queensland…
The Cameleers Role in Shaping Australia | Australian Traveller
Recruited from the Middle East and India for their hardiness, camels were the backbone of support behind some of this country’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, writes Jessica Zavolokin.
In memory of our war heroes - Horse Riding Holidays and Safaris
With ANZAC Day today, April 25, I wanted to dedicate a post to two true blue Australian War Horse heroes from WWI. Staggeringly, in the First World War, 136,000 horses were sent overseas for use by Australian, British and Indian forces. To me, that number of horses is absolutely inconceivable. Tragically, only ONE horse from […]
Sydney, Australia, becomes a city - Twisted History | Limelight Tours
On this day …….. 10th of July 1852 The city of Sydney is Australia’s largest city, though it is not the country’s Capital city. Originally known as Sydney Town, it was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, who led the First Fleet from Britain. He named it after the British Home […]