Cotter Reserve


Located less than 30 minutes drive from the centre of Canberra, this is one of the City’s most popular recreation areas, especially for families at weekends and around public holidays. Continue reading “Cotter Reserve”


The Fellowship of First Fleeters


Wandering around the delightfully named suburb of Woolloomooloo I came across a small building called First Fleet House. The shingle above the entrance announced this to be the business premises of the Fellowship of First Fleeters (1788AD). Above the shingle a Union Jack proudly fluttered in the light breeze. Continue reading “The Fellowship of First Fleeters”

Prisoners In Paradise


Most visitors sunning themselves, snorkelling and otherwise enjoying themselves on Kuto Beach would be totally oblivious to the fact that most 19th century visitors to the Ile des Pins spent their time here locked up in cells with no opportunity to enjoy the island and its beaches as today’s visitors do. They would be oblivious to the fact that the island’s main colonial prison was a short distance from the beach. Continue reading “Prisoners In Paradise”