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Lorraine Phelan
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Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)
Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)

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A convict-free colony please
Unlike every other state in Australia except Victoria South Australia was not founded as a convict colony. In 1834 the British Parliament passed the South Australia Act that decreed that the new colony would be convict free and in 1836 the first ships arriv...
A convict-free colony please
A convict-free colony please
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Western Front (part 4)
Our last visit to the Western Front was to Bellenglise. The nearby towns of St Quention and Bullecourt are well-known but the 4th Australian Division memorial is at Bellenglise because that was the point reached by the division before it withdrew for rest j...
Western Front (part 4)
Western Front (part 4)
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Westren Front (Part 3)
We travelled further south to the Somme valley and Villers-Brettonneux in particular. The farmland was looking beautiful and it is difficult to believe the devastation of the war years in this area 100 years ago. The Australian National Memorial and the new...
Westren Front (Part 3)
Westren Front (Part 3)
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Western Front (Part 2)
About eight kilometres south of the Belgian border, in France, is Fromelles. In July 1916, in just one day, 5300 Australians and 1500 British men were wounded, missing or killed. This is the memorial at that site. Australian Memorial Park, Fromelles with V ...
Western Front (Part 2)
Western Front (Part 2)
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Western Front (Part 1)
We planned our trip to locate several important sites of the WW1 battles on the Western Front. Phil has a great-uncle who died near Fromelles and I have a great uncle who also was killed in action but his body was never found or identified but his name is l...
Western Front (Part 1)
Western Front (Part 1)
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Othello Tunnels, Hope BC
Othello Tunnels, Hope BC
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Yale, BC
Yale, BC
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Crowsnest Highway, part 2
Crowsnest Highway, part 2
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Penticton BC
Penticton BC
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