Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past

Australia isn’t an old country. Settled in 1788, many of the buildings have gone and there is still some Traces of the Past.

I have, as in my last blog, gone back thousands of years. This time I have a bit of the architecture from the not too distant past.

Many of the buildings in Sydney and the surrounding settlements were made of sandstone. Sydney sandstone is a valuable building material now-a-days. This church is in Springwood in the the Blue Mountains which surround Sydney to the west.
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Another sandstone structure. A spire on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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A mix of building materials. Sandstone, brick and copper on the Trades Hall Center in the City.
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A copper dome and weather vane on a building in Newtown, Sydney
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Thursdays Special: Traces of the Past Y3-05

Traces of the Past
My little piece of history may be thousands of years old as the Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in history. I discovered these artifacts on my property many years ago. On a walk with friends I first came upon the stone hand axe or cutting tool. The photos don’t really show the sharpness the edge. When I first picked the tool up, it fitted into my hand so wonderfully well.

The second discovery was made a while later. It is the stone that was used to chip off bits of stone to make the hand axe possibly. Again the smooth roundness of the back fitted into my hand perfectly.

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Have a look at the other wonderful photos from the past in the Lost in Translations blog

Black and White Sunday – Traces of the Past

It is great that some of the cars of yesterday still exist. Wouldn’t you love to drive this old Ford?

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The McKay Petrol engine made in Australia in around 1913 was used on farms for anything you could think of. The engine was running, you can see the wheel spinning in the photo.

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Here is the brochure for the engine

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