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Seals, Seas and Ancestries: A Remarkable Postal Family History

One of the things we often get asked, as keepers of the Royal Mail Archive, is what we can tell people about their relatives who worked for the Post Office. 754 more words


1916 – Approximately 1,000 copies of The Proclamation of the Irish Republic are printed in Liberty Hall in a print office set up by James Connolly.

The proclamation will be read by Pádraig Pearse outside the General Post Office on Sackville Street (now called O’Connell Street) on Monday 24th April.

The proclamation was printed secretly on an old and poorly maintained Wharfedale Stop Cylinder Press in the printing office that had been set up by James Connolly in the basement in the original Liberty Hall in Beresford Place, Dublin. 337 more words

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In praise of Forrest Chase

Today we tell a familiar Perth story. How a potentially great space became a disaster. We’re not talking about the delightful Forrest Chase, complete with detailed precast lattice work. 430 more words


Ho Chi Minh Trip (day 2)

On the second day we went for a city tour in Ho Chi Minh. The first building we went was Notre Dame Cathedral. As the name suggested, this is a Catholic Church (well, it’s a Cathedral). 887 more words


Discovering Dublin

When you’re looking for a place to meet somewhere in between Spain and Poland, Dublin is an obvious choice. I mean, isnt’ it? :) Well, it certainly should be if you haven’t been there yet, and since that was the case for me and my mum, it didn’t take us long to see the Irish capital was exactly the place to go for the November city break. 1,039 more words

The Fullerton Hotel - Classic but not stuffy

Recently Mike and I spent a few days at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.  It’s the only Singaporean hotel listed as an Historic Hotel Worldwide… 609 more words


General Post Office

2nd July 1907:
The final portion of Melbourne’s General Post Office has finally been completed. After many years of construction, starting from 1859, the General Post Office is a site to see for yourself. 103 more words