Fremantle Prison – factsheet

George Rehder

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005 Fremantle Prison is one of Australia’s most important convict sites. Still intact today, it was built by convicts, for convicts and continuously used as a prison until 1991. This striking landmark sits on a small hill not far from the Indian Ocean and […]

Australian Mining History

George Rehder

Mining in Australia probably started with the arrival of Aborigines some 40,000 years ago when they fossicked for stones suitable for tools and weapons, and dug for ochre which they used for decorative use. “Modern” Australian mining followed the arrival of European settlers on the eastern seaboard in 1788, with […]

Hanged in Western Australia!

George Rehder

25 October1883 Maroney, John (age: 42 / White) Watkins, William (age: 44 / White) – Western Australia – Perth murder – victim: James Watson – committed on 1 May 1883 – sentenced on 6 October 1883 John Maroney and William Watkins (alias Mathuis or Mathews), both Bond men, were sandalwood […]

Kimberley Rescue

George Rehder

The loss of the Seaplane Atlantis Hans Bertram and Adolf Klausmann were flying the Junkers W33 seaplane Atlantis from Cologne, Germany on a goodwill mission to Australia for the aircraft maker, Junkers, when they ran into a severe storm between Timor and Darwin. Flying during the night of May 15, […]

THE PITMAN – WALSH MURDERS

George Rehder

Copied and compiled by JD Schildmann with the help of the Staff at the “Kalgoorlie Miner”          Western Argus 18-5-26          Search continued Wednesday morning.          Pitman  and  Walsh missing since evening Tuesday 27 May 1926.          10 am arrived Millars Find  approximately  6-7  miles  along          Coolgardie  Road  and […]

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