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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4: Silverton Pub and the Vegemite Painter

Silverton is a desolate spot 26 kms north-west of Broken Hill and these days its population is somewhere between 50 and 60. Originally a silver mining town it is now predominantly a tourist town although it has a thriving arts community. 534 more words

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Thursday's Special: Traces of the Past 03: The Gradation House at Bad Dürkheim

I’m sure we’ve all heard tales of the salt mines in Russia. Part of my husband’s youth was sliding on a hessian sack into the salt mines in Austria. 308 more words

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Five Days, Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1 Goondiwindi

Thank you to Norah Colvin who nominated me this challenge. Norah’s passion is childhood education and even if you don’t have children, there is always thought-provoking insightful writing that keeps those grey cells working. 362 more words

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And Edith

I have no letters or documented proof in my possession for an important personal event in Harold and Walter’s trip to England – only family stories and all that went after.  410 more words

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Living in the Present shouldn't Destroy the Past!

The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines presentism as an attitude toward the past that is influenced unduly by the understandings of the present. In other words, those who espouse such a belief try to understand the past through a lens buried in the present. 450 more words

The Battle Ships are Fine

Postcard #4 – Portsmouth Harbour – dated Croydon June 28th, 1914
Dear Ray,
I’ve been in the dockyards. It is a very nice place to go to see some nights.

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Italy is not for the faint of heart or slight of foot. Being of a certain age, I could not help but notice the potential pitfalls as we explored the wonders of Rome. 447 more words