The Tea and Sugar Train

This is a fascinating short film on the 'Tea And Sugar Train' made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1954. Once a week the Tea and Sugar Train leaves Port Augusta and heads west along the Nullarbor with all the supplies needed by the track maintenance … [Continue reading]

Isaac Goss – A Christian Man in Every Sense

Goss Funeral Directors outside of Queens Church

Issac William Goss, Undertaker - This is one of my favorite photographs. It is of the Goss family taken at their home in Piesse Street, Boulder in 1910.  The family was well known for their Undertakers business in Piesse Street, Boulder. Many of … [Continue reading]

Recomended Reading – Australian Family Tree Connections

Hi Everyone Today I would like to tell you about a magazine of which I have been an avid reader and sometimes contributer since 1993.  Australian Family Tree Connections. It is without a doubt the original and one of the best publications available … [Continue reading]

Kunanalling – Ghost Town

Kunanalling -  Ghost Town Latitude 30 141’ S Longitude 121 04’ E    Now an abandoned townsite,  Kunanalling is located in what is now the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia 25 "miles" (32 Kms) from Coolgardie on the road that traversed the … [Continue reading]


How it was... In November 1893, Hannan’s leases were opening up. My mate and I were working on a shaft 30 feet deep when he called out for me to wind him up as he could not climb the ladder way. When on the brace I could see he was pretty bad … [Continue reading]