The Overland Telegraph


The Overland Telegraph Connecting Adelaide and the rest of Australia, through Darwin, with England by means of a single wire in 1872, was one of the greatest engineering achievements of the nineteenth century. It was completed by South Australians, under the direction of Charles Todd, in less than two years. It […]

A look into my life


Being a Swaggie and a Cane Cutter in Australia. All my life I have travelled there is nothing more exciting than seeing New Places and Meeting New People. Making Friend sometimes only for a short time in exceptional Cases for a Life-time. I like to mention some of the Places […]

Immigrants to Australia

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Since the First Fleet dropped anchor in 1788, close to 10 million settlers have moved from across the world to start a new life in Australia. They have arrived in waves, encouraged by developments like the 1850s gold rushes, or to escape adverse conditions at home such as the Industrial […]

The ugly past of Australia’s ‘lock hospitals’ on Bernier and Dorre Islands slowly revealed


ABC Pilbara  / By Karen Michelmore Copied, Compiled & Edited by George W Rehder  JulJuly 2020 at 2:01pm Ugly past of ‘lock hospitals’ slowly revealed Between 1908 and 1919, more than 800 Aboriginal men, women and children were removed from their homelands across Western Australia and taken to ‘lock hospitals’ on Bernier and Dorre Islands […]

Monica & I part 2


There was a blistering wind blowing in from the see. Monica and I after spending a hard day on our catamaran decided that we would go out for dinner and maybe go and see a movie. We had the catamaran near Sarina Beach in a small cove. People always assume […]


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                Between 1788 – 1886 158,830 convicts from England and Ireland            were transported and landed in the Australian Colonies –            134,262 males and 24,568 females. Some 2,911 died on the way.            […]

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