Bryn Cymro

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Tag Archives: Melbourne

Espresso dreaming

Every day for a decade and a half now on the way to and from work I drive down Princes Street in Carlton, tracking the snail trail of peak hour … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Blitz on Jaywalking sidesteps ongoing questions about the car in the city

Police in Melbourne stage their periodic blitz on jaywalkers. Police have issued over 600 $72 on-the-spot fines. These always elicit the common response of “haven’t they got anything better to do and … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

What’s Moomba?

Parents — wanna go to Moomba? Kids— what’s Moomba? A B&W film from 1965 makes it look like the 1860s, but there are some interesting floats including the Department of Science … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Welsh Church

Yesterday I was shown round the Welsh Church in La Trobe Street Melbourne by Bill Jones, who is writing an anniversary history for publication in 2013. Odd that it’s a … Continue reading

May 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trifles light as air

On 1 February 1858 the Australasian balloon, piloted by Joseph Dean, made the first recorded crewed balloon flight in Australia. Large crowds witnessed the event from vantage points on Yarra … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hole in the sky

Watching the sky in the evening is like watching the sea — every sunset is extraordinary in its own way.

April 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Balloons ahoy!

March and April are a balloon spotter’s paradise. At this time of the year I am often drawn outside at breakfast by the whoosh of the burner. Then it’s silent, and the … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment
Sydney Cemetery Adventures

All ye that come my grave to see

RAIOT

Challenging the Consensus

From Mawlai

Other Side Of Shillong

Modern British Studies Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

The Heretic Corner

Analyzing the shades of white

Families in British India Society

Your brick wall is in India!

Asia History Hub

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Convenor: Professor Antonia Finnane

Family & Colonialism Research Network

connecting researchers interested in the history of the family in colonial contexts

The Oligarch Kings

Power, Politics and America's Noble Families

lifeat148

Just another WordPress.com site

Copenhagen Skrivning

A fine WordPress.com site

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group

Connecting researchers interested in the history of cities and towns