Photo of the Week
James Overall's garden store in Zeehan. This two storey brick premises on Main Street was completed in 1900. The photo was taken by Claude Stutterd in 1902. James Overall can be seen standing in front of the store with his two sons, Hubert James (1889-1984) and Charles Rumley Overall (1894-1991). The woman at far right on the balcony is James Overall's wife, Emily Sarah Rumley (1859-1938). Standing alongside her are her parents, George Thomas Rumley and Jane Pidgeon. The girl standing at left on the balcony is Ivy Claris Rumley Overall (1892-1976). Their fourth child, Doris Sarah Rumley Overall (1903-1986) was not yet born.
NOW AND THEN IN WYNYARD
BANK OF AUSTRALASIA
NOW AND THEN IN PENGUIN
A WAR TANK IN WYNYARD
In 1915, the British Government began to feel the financial pressure of war and asked the Australian Government to finance its own share of the war effort.
THE EMPTY GRAVE
A rich deposit of tin oxide was discovered near the summit of Mount Bischoff in 1871. David Blizzard was one of the first miners to work on the field.
Below is a photograph of the Neptune Hotel at Penguin. Captain James Taylor built the hotel in 1887. A year later he exchanged it for a ketch called Eveline owned by Captain Christian Anthon, who became the licensee until 1902.
Captain Christian was one of three Anthon brothers who commenced their seafaring life in the Baltic Sea before making their way to Australia in the 1860s. The other two brothers were Captain Jens and Captain Daniel Anthon.
While there is much debate surrounding the date of Australia Day, did you know Australia Day was first celebrated on 30 July 1915? It was a sequel to Belgian Day held on 15 May 1915.
The first Australia Day was celebrated with carnivals and street processions and a variety of entertainments such as concerts and other novel events. The intent was to raise money on behalf of wounded and invalided soldiers.
HUMPIES AND GUMSUCKERS
BLOWING UP THE NUT
Visit the Stanley Discovery Museum to see a photo of all the dust and smoke as a result of this explosion
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