Category Archives: History

Nearly 100

How the heck this little shop and residence has survived – it must be 80 years at least – beats me! Beulah Road, Norwood, South Australia

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Coachbuilding catering and politics

Senator for South Australia, Alex Gallacher’s, office, and I must thank Mr. Peter Gonis in his office for the following history, and Historian Denise Schumann from the City of Norwood, Payneham and St. Peters, for her permission to include the … Continue reading

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Plumbing the depths

For many years, this abandoned Plumber’s Business still showed it’s (decaying) front. Opposite the Maid and Magpie Hotel in Adelaide’s East, it now looks as if it won’t last much longer. I’m surprised there’s still some sign painting still visible. … Continue reading

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Tin! In the absence of anything else…

Strange though it may be, this little house in Semaphore, South Australia, has a cladding made from pressed steel. The façade is pressed to look like stone blocks, while the rest of the house just has corrugated steel. Probably all made by the Lysaght … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Part 2

This sandwich bar stands deserted at what’s left of the Victoria Park Racecourse and I’m surprised it hasn’t been demolished. It’s been like this for years. Perhaps the powers that be are hoping someone will take over the concession? Hardly … Continue reading

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“…farther than any man…”

As I promised in my other Website, “Views From The Street”, here’s a few of the pix I took at Port Adelaide yesterday, of the replica of Captain Cook’s barque, “Endeavour”. For more information on the ship, and what it’s … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade! Australia Day 2012

Yes I do love a parade, and this year’s Australia Day Parade through Adelaide was special because our Niece, Marianne, was leading the Fiji contingent. And we were surprised at the number of different ethnicities in Adelaide, and not all of … Continue reading

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Proclamation Day

Proclamation Day 28th December, is when South Australians celebrate the founding of our Colony, and we also relish the thought that we were always a colony of free settlers and NEVER a penal colony. So the Eastern States can just … Continue reading

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Ars Gratia Artis (Art For Art’s Sake)

I’ve decided to start a gallery of my attempts at “arty stuff”. I firmly believe that modern digital photography and its associated programs like Photoshop etc. are a natural progression from other media, such as watercolours, oils, etc. Please be patient as … Continue reading

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Westward Ho The Wagons

This weekend saw two Caravan and Camping Expos in Adelaide. We went to the one with free entry (of course). Here’s some of the things we saw…and some of the things we saw when we were doing the “Grey Nomad” … Continue reading

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