Spring Outings – Mont de Lancey Homestead

Built in 1867 Mont de Lancey by Henry Sabire the estate had humble beginnings and was one of the early settlers in the are of Wandin in the Yarra Valley, about one hour from Melbourne. More history can be read here. We visited on this occasion for the Draught Horse & Vintage Machinery Weekend  A fun…

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Weekend Wanderings – Guilfoyle’s Volcano

On a recent trip to the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens we stopped at Guilfoyle’s Volcano and spent quite a bit of time there, Guilfoyle’s Volcano was built in 1876 and was used to store water for the botanic gardens. After lying idle for 60 years, it was restored as part of a significant landscape development…

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WPC – Admiration

After spending a weekend in the Alpine High Plains, I have a lot of admiration for our cattlemen and women who settled these areas

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Victorian Lighthouses – Whalers Bluff, Portland

Whaler’s Bluff brings me to the end of this chapter on Victorian Lighthouses and Shipwrecks.

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Victorian Shipwrecks – Portland to Nelson

Last stop on the Victorian coastline is the Major shipping port of Portland

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Summer Outings – Pentridge Prison Ghost Tours

On a warm, balmy late Sunday evening in Summer, what else would you do apart from a friends and family Lantern Ghost tour of a derelict and deserted ex Prison.

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Summer Outings -Point Nepean National Park

Join me as we explore Port Nepean on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula

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Victorian Lighthouses and Shipwrecks – Griffiths Island

Griffiths Island, often incorrectly spelled as Griffith Island, sits at the mouth of the Moyne River  within the boundary of Port Fairy itself. Griffiths has no permanent (human) inhabitants, and is connected to the mainland by a causeway and is only accessible by foot. It forms part of the Port Fairy and Belfast Coastline Protection Reserve and, as well…

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Victorian Shipwrecks – The Mahogany Ship

One of Australia’s Maritime mysteries, did this ship actually exist?

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Victorian Lighthouses and Shipwrecks – Warrnambool

Most of my posts up until now have been one of the other, but in Warrnambool I get to cover both, and not just one but two lighthouses; plus fifteen shipwrecks. Lady Bay Lighthouses The Lady Bay Lighthouses were originally built in 1858-9 of basalt quarried on the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne. The upper tower, chartroom,…

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