Saturday, June 5, 2021

Adelaide: The beginnings of King William Road

Methodist church and hall Goodwood. This church was built in 1880 (SLSA)


Calm breezes and fruit trees populated the plain to the south of Adelaide in the days before King William Road was built. 

Part of the land was the property of John Hyde, a pastoralist and namesake of the suburb that would eventually stand on his property, which was known as 'Hyde Paddocks.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Hotel Stories: Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

Alaska's Ridgewood Lodge

 To begin with, Lucinda cooks like a professional chef-using organic produce, much of it from her garden and Kevin would be capable of building an entire Alaskan village with his own hands. This is Alaska as you imagine it. This was a trip rich in both flora and fauna: a unique and remarkable natural heritage, an exceptional environmental journey from start to finish.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Vanished Adelaide: The Vine Inn, Glen Osmond


The Vine Inn c.1916 (SLSA)

The Vine Inn on Glen Osmond Road was built in 1850. It was named after the vines that flourished nearby.

Remembering Adelaide's Trams


Before cars became so readily available public transport was the only viable option for people, unless they wanted to be on Shank's pony (ie, walk)

The East Adelaide line was a crucial transport line for locals and ran along Magill Road to Maylands

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Glenside, an Adelaide institution

SA Film Corp

Glenside Park on the corner of Fullarton and Greenhill Roads was opened on May 9 and will be handed over to Burnside Council early next month.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Ipoh Old Town




She has been visited by many and forgotten by many as time passed us all by, however, she is back even stronger with a big attitude of hip, retro and gothic. She has and will continue to be visited by many on their transit journeys, food indulgence or just to take a walk into memory lane. Wonder no more! It is no other than Ipoh, the capital city of Perak.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Visiting Lockhart NSW: Billabong Motors

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In 1935 Mr JM Smith established the firm of I M Smith and Co. which carried with it the Ford Company franchise in Urana. The motor business was registered in 1950 under the name of Billabong Motors. In 1959 the Ford Motor Company extended the franchise to take in the Lockhart district. Then in October 1962, the old garage formerly occupied by Mr Darcy McDougall in Urana Street was purchased and the business opened in Lockhart.

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