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New South Wales, the mother state of Australia : a guide for immigrants and settlers issued by the Intelligence Department. [Sydney] : Intelligence Department, 1906 v Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Australian Vintage, Australian People, Australia Day, Australia Visa

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Aboriginal Grinding Grooves years old. Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Australia Living, Australia Travel, Australian Aboriginal History, Australian Aboriginals, Bird People, Big Country
Australia LivingAustralia TravelAustralian AboriginalsBird PeopleBig Country

Aboriginal Grinding Grooves 10,000+ years old. Terramungamine Reserve, Dubbo, NSW, Australia

The Adamstown Hotel in New South Wales, photographed on the of September, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Australian Road Trip, Hotel Secrets, Old Pub, Newcastle Nsw, Historical Architecture, Historical Pictures, South Wales
Old PicturesOld PubHistorical ArchitectureSouth Wales

In Times Gone By...

The Adamstown Hotel in New South Wales, photographed on the 9th of September, 1902.

The Convent, Katoomba Historical Images, Historical Sites, Australian Road Trip, Australian Homes, Blue Mountains Australia, Local Studies, Australian Photography, Ghost Hunting, Local History
Historical ImagesAustralian Homes

The Convent, Katoomba

Notes: It was on the feast of St. Francis Xavier in 1900 that the Sisters of Charity first arrived in Katoomba. Moving into a former guesthouse in Katoomba Street, they converted it into a convent and opened the first Catholic school on the Mountains. In those early years nuns were a novel sight in Katoomba. Vaguely outlined in the mountain mist, their sudden appearance set many a horse and driver on edge. But their place in the community of the mountain town was soon established and pupils…

Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains region of NSW in The domed iron roof of the Casino, constructed in was prefabricated and imported from Chicago. Dame Nellie Melba sang there on a number of occasions. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Cheap Luxury Hotels, Blue Mountains Australia, Local Studies, Australian Road Trip, Hotel Secrets, Mountain City, City Library
Old PicturesCheap Luxury Hotels

Hydro Majestic Hotel, Souvenir Menu Easter 1931

Notes: The domed iron roof of the Casino, constructed in 1904, was prefabricated and imported from Chicago. Dame Nellie Melba sang there on a number of occasions. Format: B&W photograph, Albert Manning photo, mounted on menu card Licensing: Attribution, share alike, creative commons Repository: Blue Mountains City Library www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/library/ Part of: Local Studies Collection PF432 Provenance: BMCC Links: dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/hydro_majestic

View of Wilberforce, on the Banks of the River Hawkesbury, New South Wales. In collection: Views in Australia, or, New South Wales & Van Diemen's Land delineated London : Published by J.

View of Wilberforce on the banks of the River Hawkesbury, New South Wales [picture]

Katoomba Railway Station,in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales in Great Photos, Old Photos, Blue Mountains Australia, Botany Bay, Historical Images, Local History, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Western Australia
Botany BayHistorical ImagesVintage PhotosWestern Australia

Katoomba Railway Station

Format: Glass plate negative. Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/collection=The_Tyrrell_Photographic Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database Persistent URL: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=29745 Acquisition credit line: Gift of…

Journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains New South Wales in the year 1813 by Gregory Blaxland : European History, Local History, Vintage Maps, Vintage Travel Posters, Blue Mountains Australia, University Of Adelaide, Library University, Visit Sydney, Coast Australia
Vintage MapsUniversity Of AdelaideLibrary University

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The photo above was taken in the in West Wyalong in New South Wales, Australia, showing a man named Bob Spiers riding a bicycle called penny-farthing as his sister Maggie chases him. Velo Vintage, Vintage Bicycles, Vintage Black, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Penny Farthing, Old Photos, The Past
Velo VintageVintage BicyclesVintage BlackVintage PhotosThe Past

Man on a penny-farthing bicycle being chased by his sister (Maggie & Bob Spiers) - West Wyalong, NSW, C. 1900

Format: Photograph Find more detailed information about this photograph: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=390869 Search for more great images in the State Library's collections: acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Catalina Park, Katoomba c. Blue Mountains Australia, Local Studies, 17th Century Art, Falls Creek, Flying Boat, Historical Images, Luxor Egypt, Cata, Boat Parts
17th Century ArtFalls CreekHistorical ImagesLuxor EgyptCata

Catalina Park, Katoomba c. 1950

Notes: Looking south east, showing the Catalina flying boat on the swimming lake, speed boat ride, fun fair, Ferris wheel, "monkey house" shelter constructed of cement over wire netting in the foreground. The land was purchased by Horace Gates owner of the Homesdale Guest House and Wentworth Cabaret who, in 1946, felt that a new attraction was needed to bring tourists back to the Blue Mountains after peace was declared. Accordingly he dammed Katoomba falls creek and had an ornamental lake…

The Giant Stairway, Katoomba. From an album of Harry Phillips photos presented to Frederick John (Jack) Spellacy dated 12 April Old Pictures, Old Photos, Blue Mountains Australia, Local Studies, Australian Road Trip, Mountain City, City Library, Historical Images, Local History
Old PicturesHistorical Images

The Giant Stairway, Katoomba

Notes: from an album of original Harry Phillips photos presented to Frederick John (Jack) Spellacy (1901-1995) dated 12 April 1935. Format: original B&W photograph Licensing: Attribution, share alike, creative commons. Repository: Blue Mountains City Library www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/library/ Part of: Local Studies Collection Provenance: Spellacy Family

Rosedale, Little Hartley 1887 Originally The Mount Victoria Inn built Acquired by John Berghofer in 1892 and renamed Rosenthal, changed to Rosedale around Blue Mountains Australia, Australian Road Trip, Local History, Places Of Interest, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Places To Visit, Melbourne, Sydney
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"ROSEDALE" - Through Time

One man band, Main St Katoomba 1922 Blue Mountains Australia, Local Studies, Mountain City, Sydney City, City Library, Local History, Historical Pictures, Pilgrimage, Old Photos

One Man Band, Main St Katoomba

Notes: behind the musician is The Niagara Cafe, still operating. The chemist shop is the site of Katoomba’s first pharmacist, John Duncan, opened 1887. This became Medlicott Bros Pharmacy in 1905 - the building façade is still intact. It was was later operated by EW Thomas of the Greenwell and Thomas Pharmacy from the 1930s to the 1950s, this business name still survives as a pharmacy in Katoomba Street. Further up the street, the Kodak sign indicates the photographic business of Charles…

Katoomba in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales in Mountain City, Blue Mountain, Cool Countries, Countries Of The World, Local Studies, City Library, Drinking Fountain, Street Lamp, Historical Images
Blue MountainCool CountriesDrinking FountainHistorical Images

Katoomba in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales in 1905.

Hawkesbury River Railway Station, Brooklyn, New South Wales in v First Fleet, Tourist Info, Old Maps, Historical Images, Central Coast, Emerald City, Sydney Australia, North Shore, South Wales

Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn, NSW, 1919.

House and grounds, Belmont Park, North Richmond, [between Home of Archibald Bell soldier and Magistrate. His son Archibald Bell Jr is remembered for his discovery of a new route across the Blue Mountains, now known as "Bells Line of Road" Australian Road Trip, Victorian Photos, Historical Images, The Old Days, Blue Mountain, Sydney Australia, Historic Homes, Old Photos, Paris Skyline
Historical ImagesBlue Mountain

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