Category Archives: Politics

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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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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Glenelg – And The Vandalising Of The Old Wallis Cinema

Just some of the historic buildings in Glenelg. The Wallis Cinema – a prime example of the Art Deco Period – has since been demolished to make room for a car park. No comment.

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Street Life

Not only is there a danger of losing our architectural history; there is also the danger of losing some freedoms we now cherish. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

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Laura…And Surrounding Districts.

Laura is a lovely town, some 2-3 hours drive to the north of Adelaide. The surrounding farmlands were devastated by the drought that occurred in the late 1860’s, despite the warnings from Surveyor General, George Goyder, who said that the bumper … Continue reading

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Carrick Hill

Once the home of the Hayward Family, Carrick Hill was bequeathed to the people of South Australia by its builder, Sir Edward Hayward. Sir Edward was also the guiding hand behind the inauguration of the world-famous Christmas Pageant. These Pix … Continue reading

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