Berrima, NSW. A Bunch of Bridge Blocks

At Berrima Marketplace Park there are a few odd sandstone blocks near the carpark. The plaque tells us they are from the original Berrima Bridge built by convicts for David Lennox in 1836 & restored in 1860 & 1897. Surely, there is a story here to investigate & a lot more blocks somewhere else, soContinue reading “Berrima, NSW. A Bunch of Bridge Blocks”

In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains

Evans Survey Pillar Hide & Seek If you’ve ever driven along the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains you have passed the Evans Survey Markers installed as part of the Footsteps in Time Bicentenary Project in 1988 & recently restored. There are fifteen, mostly unseen pillars or obelisks that re-mark the original 1813-14 surveyContinue reading “In the Footsteps of the Explorers Crossing the Blue Mountains”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach

Day 3: Roughing the Track from Cunninghame to Orbost Thursday, March 27, 1902.                                                                       Coach & Horseback. Lakes Entrance, Cunninghame. StateContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach”