Norfolk Island has a history of convict settlements. This picture depicts some of the ruins from that time.
After the end of the 2nd convict settlement, Queen Victoria granted the island to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Many of their families still live there today.
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When Dad moved out of his home he passed his boxes of family history information to me.
Amongst the many books and genealogy charts I found the diary my aunt kept when she sailed on the SS Lakemba in 1957 to her new life in Canada.
I wonder what other treasures are in those boxes.
Posted in response to Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.
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Cee’s challenge this week is “Indoor Seating”.
This chair in a pioneer classroom doesn’t look very comfortable.
Luckily, it’s just for display at Old Rainworth Fort.
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Australia isn’t full of really old things, or at least not buildings, but we do have a local railway station built in 1900. So, instead of dipping into my archives for a picture from Europe or Asia, I’ve actually managed to take one locally for a change.
This is in Emerald in Central Queensland, Australia, and is a much-photographed local landmark.
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