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The Amazing Fanny Balbuk (1840-1907)

Settlers occupied Western Australia and changed the land introducing religion, laws and new diseases. Their actions disrupted Indigenous people’s lives. In the 1890s, Perth’s railway station was built on a swamp like 15 other wetlands reclaimed by the white fella per the attached diagram…

Centurion

Being an impatient driver for many years, I’ve often thought ‘silly ol’ fool’ whilst driving when some old codger fumbles his way through traffic in a vehicle akin to an aircraft carrier until I met a man.  A real man I had no idea…

The Opening of The Fremantle – Guildford Railway

The formal opening of the first section of the Eastern Railway for general traffic on the 1st of March 1881 was not a particularly brilliant affair, and no very great interest was manifested by the public in the ceremonies which took place on the…

Yagan, The Bravest Of His Race.

The land that became Rossmoyne in February of 1961 was by the words of the first owner Morgan in 1830 ”only 10% of it is worth walking on.” From that time on, nothing much occurred for more than a century, merely cattle wandering through….

Not Just A Blue Whale

Today marks 11 years since I joined Facebook and yet this is my first blog. I had the pleasure of entering the WA Museum Collections and Research Centre yesterday enjoying the passionate presentations by those who look after the collection of 8 500 000…