Yes, it is happening, Christmas is coming! For us it will be sooner as we prepare for our bi-annual Touch of Christmas Past, which commences on 1st December. This is our 6th Christmas event and the volunteers agree their favourite. Research has been in progress, this years theme is Christmas C Read more about Countdown to Christmas >
Pauline visits Prospect Hill for a moving ceremony marking the 170th anniversary of finding the remains of young Sarah McHarg who went missing in 1841; and ponders on the plight of early migrants. Read more about Sarah's Sad Story Remembered >
Pauline witnesses a touching informal repatriation of some of the earliest photographic images of named indigenous Australians as two prints of 19th century photographs held in a UK collection are returned to the Wanganeen family in South Australia Read more about An Emotional Homecoming >
Yesterday I had my first chance to visit this year’s school holiday event at the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum. It was a stormy day and the electricity supply had been off for a couple of hours in the middle of the day. Candles were out to help light the Museum. Read more about No batteries needed – or electricity it seems! >
Pauline gives an update of the Mission Photos Mystery after attending the launch of the newly preserved and partly identified rare 19th century daguerreotypes of Poonindie Mission members at Port Lincoln's Mill Cottage Museum during the About Time History Festival. Read more about Getting Closer to Solving the Mystery >
I have been busy today publishing The Highercombe Herald - newsletter of the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum.
I picked up 200 copies from the printer - black and white this edition to save money. Read more about Winter edition published of The Highercombe Herald >