A Drop in the Bucket – Mt Margaret Mission

A Drop In The Bucket by Margaret Morgan

Just to let our readers know that the book by Margaret Morgan 'A Drop in the Bucket' the history of the Mt Margaret Mission is now out of print. There will still be copies around in various outlets so if you do want a copy, and you see one, … [Continue reading]

Paynesville – ghost town

Paynesville Town Map

Paynesville is located  77 km east of Mount Magnet. Gold was discovered in this area in early 1898 by Tom Payne and Waldeck, and by April 1898 the place had been inspected by a surveyor and a plan of subdivision prepared. It was at first referred … [Continue reading]

Bardoc Cemetery – ghost towns

ASHWORTH Robert Bardoc 2017

I recently had the good fortune to be take out to the two Bardoc Cemeteries by Kellie Carter from Mt Vetters Station. The first Cemetery has only has one headstone, that of L J Dudley, and there is a memorial stone to Kellie's Grandfather, Wesley … [Continue reading]

Coffin from Beer Cases

This story was originally posted on 26 Nov 2015 on the web site 'Time Gents Australian Pub History and Culture" @ https://timegents.com/written by MICK ROBERTS  It is now re posted with his kind permission. This really is a 'Ripping … [Continue reading]

CASSERLY- Death of a Hero

Paul Casserly Headstone - Southern Cross.

On the 6th October 1938, at the Edwards Find Gold Mine near Southern Cross, an elderly miner called Frank Pagoda was overcome by dynamite fumes. His mate, Paul Casserly, made several attempts to rescue him, sustaining a fracture of the skull in his … [Continue reading]