A collection of 52 posts
Melbourne Cup - Hats are the Essential Accessory!
Melbourne Cup hats and fashion are the hallmark of Melbourne Spring Racing glamour. It would be a dream to wear a hat created by Rose Hunter who has won numerous awards over her career as a milliner which spans more than 40 years. Photo: Jane
Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition
If you live in Melbourne, Victoria or are visiting please put in your diary that there is a Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition on at the Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne. Sydney artist Kevin McKay, a firm favourite of ours has a painting in the exhibition which is on from 30 Sep to 16 Oct.
Jane and Anne's Tour of Northern Victoria and SouthWest New South Wales
Jane & Anne are off on a trip to Broken Hill in SW New South Wales. We will keep you up to date with the sights & art that abounds in this area. Today Bendigo - learn how William Dexter from Melbourne in Derbyshire stood with the Bendigo diggers!
Victorian Desalination Project and Ecological Reserve
The Victorian Desalination Project (VDP) in southern Victoria includes one of the largest single ecological restoration projects undertaken in Victoria. The project was announced by the Victorian Government in June 2007 when Melbourne's water storage levels dropped to 28.4%. Photo my own.
Loch - a village of friendly folk - Part 1
Nestled in the verdant hills of South Gippsland is the beautiful Loch Village. Anchored at the eastern end of the main Street, the Loch Brewery and Distillery which occupies the former Union Bank building (1902), makes the perfect starting point to stroll around the village. Photo my own
The Cavalcade of Transport - Wall Mural
Today we discover an almost forgotten wall mural by Melbourne artist Harold Freedman. The mural, celebrating land travel development over 100 years, has now been relegated to relative obscurity at the back of a shopping centre in Melbourne CBD. Image: theage.com.au.
Teenage Wallabies and other Creatures in the Grampians National Park, Victoria
The animal life in the Grampians, Western Victoria is abundant and spectacular especially in Spring as the babies are just so delightful. Emus are unusal but the teenage wallabies are even more entertaining as you will see if you watch the video.