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Postby radstockjeff » 28 Sep 2018, 20:49

Another from Puffing Billy, Melbourne

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Re: More piccies from Oz

Postby radstockjeff » 08 Nov 2018, 00:09

Particularly relevant in this coming week of Remembrance. Not a pretty picture but I do like the words. This mural is at the entrance to the Museum beneath the National Shrine of Remebrance in Melbourne Vic.

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Postby EWW » 08 Nov 2018, 11:16

Every word rings true with me.
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Postby radstockjeff » 02 Feb 2019, 17:01

Beyer Peacock at Belgrave. Puffing Billy Melbourne

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Re: More piccies from Oz

Postby EWW » 02 Feb 2019, 17:46

Thats a rare looking piece of kit jeff. Suppose thats a water tank at the front.
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Re: More piccies from Oz

Postby radstockjeff » 02 Feb 2019, 19:10

Articulated loco , engine back and front, boiler suspended between. Not many used in this country but I recall them in Kenya many years ago.
(Metre gauge and some were wood burners and some oil burners I believe). The line ran from Mombasa on the coast up through to Nairobi, across the Rift Valley to the shores of Lake Victoria and into Uganda. Current system trucated before Uganda I believe.
Very good for situations where the curvature of the line was sharper than normal.
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Postby radstockjeff » 03 Feb 2019, 12:56

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Captian Cook's Cottage Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne

When Cook's family home in Great Ayton Yorkshire was put up for sale in 1933 efforts were made for its purchase, deconstruction and transportation to Australia.
The cottage had been built by Cook's father in 1755.
After much discussion and debate it was purchased by Sir Russell Grimwade and arrangements were made for its shipping.
The question was, where should it be rebuilt. There were strong arguments for both Sydney and Melbourne but in the end Melbourne won and the cottage was re-erected in the beautiful surroundings of Fitzroy Gardens about 10 minutes walk east of the Central Business District of that city.
The materials were packed into 253 cases and 40 barrels and shipped to Australia for re-erection which was completed in October 1934. Such was the meticulous detail of the move that cuttings were taken of the ivy plants from the cottage in Yorkshire and transplanted at the cottage in Melbourne.
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Postby radstockjeff » 14 Feb 2019, 18:56

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At Eden NSW on the far South Coast is a museum dedicated to the local historical whaling industry - The Killer Whale Museum.
This plaque admirably describes the historic details. One of the most famous of the "team" was a whale named Old Tom whose skeleton has been reconstructed and is on display in the museum.

(Apologies for the shadows - but the sun always seems to be shining in Oz!)
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Postby radstockjeff » 17 Feb 2019, 16:43

As a follow up to the previous piccie here is a copy of the Whales' Charter (Killer Whale Museum,Eden , NSW)

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Re: More piccies from Oz

Postby EWW » 17 Feb 2019, 23:28

Good stuff jeff. Hope to be seeing some whales in the not to distant future. Been unlucky on some Whale watches, and lucky on others.
A Blue would be the cherry on the cake.

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Postby radstockjeff » 28 Feb 2019, 17:20

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This rather imposing looking building is in Sydney near the waterfront at Circular Quay in an area known as The Rocks,
( and almost in the shadow of SH Bridge), one of the earliest settled areas of Sydney.

It was originally built for the Australasian Steam Navigation Company in the late 19th Century
in what was considered to be Pre Federation Anglo Dutch Style.
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Postby radstockjeff » 02 Mar 2019, 13:55

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Luna Park St Kilda Melbourne. The first of 5 to be built in Australia. Opened December 13th 1912. It shows the iconic Moonface en
trance portal. The scenic Railway is believed to be theoldest continuously running Roller Coaster operating in the world.

Sited next to the Palais Theatre within a stone's throw of the St Kilda beach.
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Postby radstockjeff » 02 Mar 2019, 14:01

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Palais Theatre St Kilda Melbourne.

The Art Deco Theatre has recently undergone a major refurbishment.
This building is sited next to the Luna Park and close to the beach.

(apologies for two separate postings - cannot find a way of multiple posts with IMGUR - any thoughts please!)
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Postby radstockjeff » 08 Mar 2019, 21:50

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There's a delightful little wild life sanctuary just off the A1 Princes Highway near Merimbula NSW. Its called Potteroo Palace with any number of animals and birds which for many reasons have been brought there for rescue.

This Dingo is actually behind a fence but most of the others are free to roam. The grandchildren love it there as they can feed the Roos.
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