• Objects

    C is for Copper Pots

    copper kettle

    A couple of years ago I started a series called Historical Objects A-Z. I have written about A, B and C so far, but have since had a bit of a break. I do have some objects lined up for the next few letters of the alphabet but somehow, as much as I love objects, they always seem a tad harder to research than buildings or exhibitions! For those who have just joined us and want to catch up on the previous posts in the series you can click the links below! A is for Armour – Where I discuss…

  • Exhibitions

    Bligh: Hero or Villain

    Bligh: Hero or Villain is an exhibition currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum. But who is Bligh? He is a part of Sydney’s colonial past but what is generally known about him really doesn’t cast him in…

  • Songs of Home

    Songs of Home Highlights II

    Recently, the Museum of Sydney held an exhibition called Songs of Home fall about Australian musical traditions. I found that I had so many interesting artefacts and songs to share with you from the exhibition that I split my blog…

  • Songs of Home

    Songs of Home I

    A couple of weeks ago I visited Songs of Home (2019) an exhibition held at the Museum of Sydney. It has now finished but I have so many pictures and stories to share with you from it. Songs of Home…

  • Camden Park House Open Day 2019
    Historic Buildings

    Camden Park House

    Have you ever been to Camden Park House? It is open once a year on the third weekend of September. I have wanted to visit it every year since I heard of its existence, which was about four years ago.…

  • War at the Edge of the World Cover
    Book Reviews

    War at the Edge of the World

    I have always been an avid reader who devours books left right and centre. But growing up, I feel that I read historical fiction novels more often than I do now. Recently my reading has mostly tended toward fantasy novels…