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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood
Lives in Victoria, Australia
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Sepia Saturday: Hello
Ghan workers tapping in to the telephone line in central Australia 1942. [Photo: D Kendall] This photo needs some explanation. The place is central Australia near Alice Springs. The year is 1942 - it's the middle of the war. Our friend Don was an Australian...
Ghan workers tapping in to the telephone line in central Australia 1942. [Photo: D Kendall] This photo needs some explanation. The place is central Australia near Alice Springs. The year is 1942 - it's the middle of the war. ...
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Point Impossible
There's a plant growing on the sand dunes at Point Impossible that I wanted to photograph. Today I had some free time so I took myself there. It turned out to be a beautiful calm day and I had the beach and estuary to myself. The Thompson Creek flows into t...
There's a plant growing on the sand dunes at Point Impossible that I wanted to photograph. Today I had some free time so I took myself there. It turned out to be a beautiful calm day and I had the beach and estuary to myself...
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Sepia Saturday: Working horses
Women's Land Army, England, WW2 My photo this week is one I purchased several years ago. It was in an album of family snapshots taken in England in the 1940s and some of a family living near Perth in Western Australia. As there were no surnames in the album...
Women's Land Army, England, WW2 My photo this week is one I purchased several years ago. It was in an album of family snapshots taken in England in the 1940s and some of a family living near Perth in Western Australia. As th...
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We made an early visit to the Twelve Apostles to avoid the crowds of tourists and look for Rufous Bristlebirds, which I had seen there on a trip many years ago. They are found in heathland along the coast from the Murray Rive...
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Mallacoota
Fishing is a foreign place to me, but, for those who have 'the knowledge' Mallacoota is a major drawcard. Mallacoota Mallacoota Pelicans and Silver Gulls know all about fishing as well. Or, at least, they know where fishermen clean their fish. Pelicans at M...
Fishing is a foreign place to me, but, for those who have 'the knowledge' Mallacoota is a major drawcard. Mallacoota Mallacoota Pelicans and Silver Gulls know all about fishing as well. Or, at least, they know where fishermen...
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Spotted Gum at Nelson Beach
In praise of Spotted Gum Corymbia maculata ( Syn. Eucalyptus maculata). Spotted Gums trees may be the dominant trees in many forests in eastern Australia but not where I come from. So to my fresh eyes they are a stunningly beautiful addition to the already ...
In praise of Spotted Gum Corymbia maculata (Syn. Eucalyptus maculata). Spotted Gums trees may be the dominant trees in many forests in eastern Australia but not where I come from. So to my fresh eyes they are a stunningly bea...
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Sepia Saturday: Hello
Ghan workers tapping in to the telephone line in central Australia 1942. [Photo: D Kendall] This photo needs some explanation. The place is central Australia near Alice Springs. The year is 1942 - it's the middle of the war. Our friend Don was an Australian...
Ghan workers tapping in to the telephone line in central Australia 1942. [Photo: D Kendall] This photo needs some explanation. The place is central Australia near Alice Springs. The year is 1942 - it's the middle of the war. ...
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The Inkpot
The Inkpot, Lower Glenelg NP We've travelled from far eastern Victoria to the western border. The Inkpot is a water-filled sinkhole in Lower Glenelg National Park, not far from Nelson in far-western Victoria. The water is inky black and reflects beautifully...
The Inkpot, Lower Glenelg NP We've travelled from far eastern Victoria to the western border. The Inkpot is a water-filled sinkhole in Lower Glenelg National Park, not far from Nelson in far-western Victoria. The water is ink...
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Sepia Saturday: Cycling
Joyce Barry, all-round cycling champion of  NSW, 1936 This little advertising card was with some 'found' photos that turned up at the Genealogical Society of Victoria. (I've been gradually scanning the photos and uploading them to Flickr.) Joyce Barry, from...
Joyce Barry, all-round cycling champion of  NSW, 1936 This little advertising card was with some 'found' photos that turned up at the Genealogical Society of Victoria. (I've been gradually scanning the photos and uploading th...
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Sepia Saturday: The Fordson Major tractor
Cutting firewood c1975 In the 1970s we bought a farm that was very run down. Nothing on the farm was in working order. The fences were numerous but all were old and had been mended numerous times with extra wire or posts, the house was old and hadn't been r...
Cutting firewood c1975 In the 1970s we bought a farm that was very run down. Nothing on the farm was in working order. The fences were numerous but all were old and had been mended numerous times with extra wire or posts, the...
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Tathra wharf
The wharf at Tathra is historic and tourists are drawn to it, especially now that it has been restored and a cafe established in the old wharf shed. After a number of years in the doldrums it has a new lease of life. Parking is in short supply and must be i...
The wharf at Tathra is historic and tourists are drawn to it, especially now that it has been restored and a cafe established in the old wharf shed. After a number of years in the doldrums it has a new lease of life. Parking ...
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Picnic Point, Wapengo
Each of the tidal inlets along the Sapphire Coast supports an oyster farm industry. I know nothing about the requirements for such an industry but presumably the water quality has to be pretty good. I don't actually eat oysters either. We visited Picnic Poi...
Each of the tidal inlets along the Sapphire Coast supports an oyster farm industry. I know nothing about the requirements for such an industry but presumably the water quality has to be pretty good. I don't actually eat oyste...
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Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)
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I live in the beautiful state of Victoria and enjoy its history and the natural environment. 
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