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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood, Victoria
Lives in Victoria, Australia
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Bondi Beach
These four photos are in a Phelan family album. It's Bondi beach, Sydney, some time in the 70s I think. Bondi isn't in our patch so it must have been a holiday. I suspect that the photographer didn't even venture on to the beach because the photos appear to...
These four photos are in a Phelan family album. It's Bondi beach, Sydney, some time in the 70s I think. Bondi isn't in our patch so it must have been a holiday. I suspect that the photographer didn't even venture on to the be...
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Solar power research
At Bridgwater on Loddon there is an experiment happening. These dishes of curved mirrors focus sunlight on to photovoltaic cells. You can read more about it here.  These are the views from the road but it would be good to see them up close. I wonder if they...
At Bridgwater on Loddon there is an experiment happening. These dishes of curved mirrors focus sunlight on to photovoltaic cells. You can read more about it here. These are the views from the road but it would be good to see ...
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Kidman Way
We hear about snow in other parts of New South Wales, in areas that haven't seen snow for decades. Roads are closed because of snow and ice, but not where we are on the Kidman Way. We've travelled in brilliant sunshine all day. Kidman Way north of  Hillston...
We hear about snow in other parts of New South Wales, in areas that haven't seen snow for decades. Roads are closed because of snow and ice, but not where we are on the Kidman Way. We've travelled in brilliant sunshine all da...
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Storm over the Mitchell
We left Cunnamulla (and Queensland) this morning and turned south onto the Mitchell Highway and drove to Bourke. The scenery was more dramatic because of the storm clouds, rainbows and brilliant sunshine.
We left Cunnamulla (and Queensland) this morning and turned south onto the Mitchell Highway and drove to Bourke. The scenery was more dramatic because of the storm clouds, rainbows and brilliant sunshine.
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Balonne Highway, St George to Cunnamulla
Hopbush No, not the highway - our lunch spot on a side road. Mulga Mistletoe Weevil on mistletoe Mistletoe
Hopbush No, not the highway - our lunch spot on a side road. Mulga Mistletoe Weevil on mistletoe Mistletoe
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Sepia Saturday: YMCA teams
I'm on the road on a caravan holiday this week and don't have access to my old picture files, but I do have access to the photos I scanned for the Genealogical Society of Victoria so I've selected one of theirs. The photo was taken in the 1920s in Victoria ...
I'm on the road on a caravan holiday this week and don't have access to my old picture files, but I do have access to the photos I scanned for the Genealogical Society of Victoria so I've selected one of theirs. The photo was...
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We're counting the days now. Only 19 days until #2 daughter, Gemma, and I fly to Europe for three weeks in Switzerland and France. Five years is too long. It's five years since I've added to this blog. That's when I last vi...
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Riverina cotton
Around Hay the land is flat, very flat, and there are large areas of saltbush country. But it is also perfect for irrigation. It's winter, so not the growing season, but as we drove on the roads near Hay we couldn't miss the fact that cotton growing is a ma...
Around Hay the land is flat, very flat, and there are large areas of saltbush country. But it is also perfect for irrigation. It's winter, so not the growing season, but as we drove on the roads near Hay we couldn't miss th...
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Darling River
We spent some time on the Darling at Bourke today. We floated past old Coolibah trees that have had their roots exposed by fast-flowing floodwaters, under the beautiful old Bourke bridge that was designed to lift for passing river craft, around snags and pa...
We spent some time on the Darling at Bourke today. We floated past old Coolibah trees that have had their roots exposed by fast-flowing floodwaters, under the beautiful old Bourke bridge that was designed to lift for passing ...
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Bowra Sanctuary, Cunnamulla
We've been to Bowra before, twelve years ago when it was still a working property. Now it is owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy and all stock has been removed (except for a few of the neighbour's sheep and a few goats). Feral cats are trapped, rabbits...
We've been to Bowra before, twelve years ago when it was still a working property. Now it is owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy and all stock has been removed (except for a few of the neighbour's sheep and a few goats)...
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Lightning Ridge
A church built for a film set, Lightning Ridge. Now a tourist attraction. Sheep and caravans share the highway Emu Bush Australian Ringneck Mullock heaps and rain puddles, Lightning Ridge Opal mining, Lightning Ridge
A church built for a film set, Lightning Ridge. Now a tourist attraction. Sheep and caravans share the highway Emu Bush Australian Ringneck Mullock heaps and rain puddles, Lightning Ridge Opal mining, Lightning Ridge
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Storm approaching Macquarie Marshes
After a beautiful day on the Macquarie Marshes yesterday we decided to move further north today and as we packed up to leave Willie Resort we could see storm clouds rolling in from the west, with thunder and lightning to add to the spectacle. Once the rain ...
After a beautiful day on the Macquarie Marshes yesterday we decided to move further north today and as we packed up to leave Willie Resort we could see storm clouds rolling in from the west, with thunder and lightning to add ...
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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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