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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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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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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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Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide has a long history – the “Troubridge” serviced Kangaroo Island and many of the Gulf Ports until being discontinued. For more information on the “Troubridge”, go to this Website in the Gallery.

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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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A Man’s (and Woman’s) Home Is His/Her Castle

There’s a lot of private, and not-so-private homes and houses (there is a difference) of different styles in Adelaide. Here’s some to click on for a better view.

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Faces of Adelaide

Adelaide, since its foundation, has seen many different styles of Architecture – Art Deco, Modern, even Neo-Gothic. As time goes on, any more I find interesting, I’ll put up here.

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Hidden Places

Rear entrances to buildings in the Adelaide CBD. As you can see, they were loading areas, and one has been bricked up. For quite some time, by the look of it. Other hidden places need to found by looking out, … Continue reading

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