This engraved stone in Old Flåm, about 100 metres past the church (heading out of the village up the valley), is a one of a number of memorials in Norway to Per Sivle a famous Norwegian writer, poet, journalist and a passionate nationalist. Continue reading “Per Sivle Memorial”
I have written a number of reviews about the wonderful white sand beaches and inviting sea right along the Gulf St Vincent.
Because of the presence of sand banks the water tends to be shallow and there are rarely rips or large waves. While these beaches are generally safe for swimming and other activities it is important to exercise care. Continue reading “Shark Attacks and Beach Safety”
To the right (looking out to sea) of the Brighton Arch of Remembrance is this marble drinking fountain (non functioning), a memorial to a Mrs Kitty Primrose Whyte. It was erected in 1926 by the women of Brighton.
Kitty Primrose Whyte (nee Miss Kitty Macully) was the daughter of Reverend Alexander Macully (more on him, a bit of a character, in another review!), the Rector of St Jude’s Church, here in Brighton. Continue reading “A Tribute to a Noble Woman”
With a name like John McDouall Stuart it will come as no surprise to my reader that this chap was of Scottish extraction. He was, indeed, born in Scotland in 1815 and emigrated to Australia and Adelaide in January 1839. Continue reading “John McDouall Stuart Memorial”
Located along Sheridan Lane by Morley’s Creek are a number of reminders of the 1852 flood in Gundagai.
Europeans began settling in Gundagai in the 1820s. Ignoring the advice of the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal people, they established and developed the town on the low-lying alluvial flats between the Murrumbidgee River and Morley’s Creek – that large expanse of lowland (floodplain) between the river and today’s town which you can see traversed by the Prince Alfred Bridge and the Old Railway Bridge (picture 5). Continue reading “Yarri and the Great Flood of 1852”
It is purely coincidental that I originally wrote this review on election day (2016) here in Australia as it was at the height of the 2001 Federal election campaign that a 19.5 metres long by 4 metres wide leaky coastal fishing boat carrying 421 people sank en route to Christmas Island, Australia from Indonesia. Continue reading “SIEV X Memorial”
Just shy of a couple of kilometres walk into Fairburn Pine Plantation, between Canberra Airport and Queanbeyan, is a little known and little visited (outside the odd ghost tour) memorial. Continue reading “Air Disaster Memorial”
On 13 July 1997 over 100,000 people (nearly half the population of the city at that time) gathered on the south shore of the western basin of Lake Burley Griffin for what was billed by the local Government as a celebration and great family day out. Continue reading “Katie Bender Memorial”
While we are all very familiar with war memorials which remember, or act as a memorial to, people who took part in and/or died in wars one occasionally finds one to animals, most commonly horses. Continue reading “War Horse Memorial”
Nowadays we regularly read of the antics of the younger British Royals as if it were news. Far from it, the royals have always lived it up. Continue reading “Edward VII Erect in Full Coronation Regalia”