At dawn of April 25, 1918 three years after the landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Imperial Force broken through the German entrenchment at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France. By the next day the town was secured creating a new front line to the east. The town did not fall into enemy hands for the rest of … More Forever Young
“So it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her …. and the waters of the Seine, contained and … More Darkness and Light
Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, originally known as the haunted Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned hospital located in Beechworth, a town of Victoria, Australia. Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum was the fourth such Hospital to be built in Victoria, being one of the three largest. Mayday Hills Hospital closed in 1995 after 128 years of operation. … More Nightfall at the Asylum
Cape St George Lighthouse stood about 3 kilometres south of the southern entrance to Jervis Bay. Constructed in 1860 it was active until 1889. The recommendation to build a lighthouse on the vicinity was made in 1856. However, despite the fact that the Pilots Board, which was the controlling authority, was not consulted, £5000 were … More Cape St. George Lighthouse Ruins
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Hill End owes its existence to the New South Wales gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs. Its decline when the gold gave out was dramatic: by 1945 the … More Hill End
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsular in Tasmania, Australia – about 60 km south of Hobart. It is also one of Australia's most significant heritage areas – forming part of a World Heritage property comprising eleven remnant penal sites originally built during the 18th and 19th centuries. … More Port Arthur – Tasmania
“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets – as vast and indestructible as nature itself. All was embraced by her, by her volatile and … More Last Day in Paris
The Bathurst Cemetery dates back to 1867. The monumental section contains many historic graves including the grave of former Prime Minister, Ben Chifley.
Millthorpe is located in Central West NSW in the heart of a dynamic food and cool climate wine region, and is home to a vibrant community of local artists and talented people living and working in the village.