Theebine Hotel

Historic Theebine Hotel

Theebine Hotel is the original building built 1909, although it was originally known as the Kilkivan/Theebine Junction Hotel. Theebine is a small railway station town north of Gympie along the North Coast railway line. The old Kingaroy/Nanango railway line branched at Theebine with the Dickabram railway station just before the Dickabram Bridge crosses over the … Read more

Moooving Art

Pink Pony Cow, part of Shepparton's Moooving Art attraction

Moooving Art Cows is an ever changing open air art exhibition spread out through the Shepparton region. The main location is at Monash Park, surrounded by High Street (Midland Highway), Welsford Street, and Fryers Street. There are several locations where the colourful Moooving Art bovines can be found. A few can be found at the … Read more

Shepparton Motor Museum

Shepparton Motor Museum

The Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles is an automotive enthusiast’s delight with a large collection of vehicles, including classics, muscle cars, and classic muscle cars. The motor vehicle collection starts with early examples, such as the 1912 Mors Roadster, a manufacturer that started building cars in 1896. It was absorbed into the more recognisable brand, … Read more

Talking Tram Tour

Man about to board a tram, at the Talking Tram Tour in Bendigo

The vintage Talking Tram Tour is part of the Bendigo Tramways attraction, based in Australia’s oldest operating tram depot dating back to 1903. The Tramway started in Bendigo in 1890 using battery powered trams that proved unsuited to the hilly streets of Bendigo. After a few months they were shut down and eventually replaced with … Read more

Meckering Earthquake Display

Monument at the Meckering Earthquake Display, bent railway line behind it

Australia is fortunate to have no major fault lines but the Meckering Earthquake is an example that it is not immune from experiencing seismic activity. The Meckering Earthquake occurred in 1968 on the morning of the 14th of October. It was the most destructive earthquake recorded in Australia, destroying close to 100 buildings in Meckering … Read more

Round House

Roundhouse in Fremantle

The Round House is one of several buildings on what was called Gaol Hill. The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in Western Australia, the first permanent building opening in 1831 only 18 months after the settlement. Beneath the Round House is a tunnel that was constructed to link the Bathers Beach whaling station to … Read more

St Francis Xavier Cathedral

The front of the St Francis Xavier Cathedral at Geraldton in Western Australia

The St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton was completed in 1938, taking around twenty-two years from when the foundations began. Motions to start building a new cathedral in Geraldton began in 1913 when Geraldton’s bishop, William Kelly, met Father John Cyril Hawes in Rome. The first foundations were laid in the middle of 1916. There … Read more