Maryborough, part of Queensland’s heritage trail network is primarily known as an agricultural hub for the sugar, beef and timber industry. The well known visitor destinations of Rockhampton and Charters Towers mean Maryborough’s legacy can be overlooked. Maryborough
Sydney Cemeteries Worth A Detour make for an interesting day exploring the history of Sydney while enjoying the benign neglect of Gore Hill, inhaling the heady scents of nineteenth century roses at Rookwood Cemetery, taking in the panoramic views from
Church architecture contains to draw visitors interested in the story behind the buildings, the personalities whose lives intersected with the church and the glorious windows that emblazon the interiors.
History buffs fall in love with a heritage site that is not boring, dull, stuffed with documents and insert objects in glass cases. Visitors are part of an immersive experience where you are visually part of someone’s life.
Lost cemeteries and exhumed bodies. Sydney’s Grand Central Railway Station is built on the site of one of Sydney’s oldest burial grounds, the Devonshire Street Cemetery. Cemeteries sum up people’s lives in a few chiselled words. The
Vibrant capital of Tasmania, once a brutal penal colony, has embraced its rich history and culture. The handsome convict-built architecture and fascinating museums and galleries are some of the city's top tourist attractions. Yet Hobart is another country, the
Who would have thought an umbrella shop is now an instagram favourite. Then there is a museum dedicated to whales as an epitaph to the nineteenth century slaughter of whales. A family favourite destination will be the museum
Who needs a medieval castle to gawp at. The past is fascinating, even if it is a rusting engine parked on a dusty lot in the middle of nowhere. South Australia is a great place for locals
Narranadera is a piece of Australian history. The town delivers in spades with fascinating glimpses into the past. Several days, a weekend Narrandera is a perfect short city getaway. Tree lined wide streets frame the heritage buildings of the
Have you heard of a quarantine station for infectious diseases? Australia has several heritage sites. It is an exploration of how society managed infectious diseases and the obvious fear of infection from patients. Isolated and alone these quarantine stations