The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania has achieved scientific results of interest to beer brewers and drinkers worldwide.
The museum has identified what is believed to be the world’s oldest beer, surviving as contents of a bottle salvaged from the protected Historic Shipwreck 1797 Sydney Cove at Preservation Island, Tasmania.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Conservator Mr David Thurrowgood has initiated and coordinated research into the bottle contents by assembling a team of expert scientists from Australia, France, Germany and Belgium. Continue reading
Australian History Research is having the Big Book Sale at their heritage stall at the Shoalhaven Timber Festival Saturday 29 October 2016 at the Milton Showground NSW.
When collating the Old Sydney Burial Ground burial inventory one found a partial transcription of a headstone for Catherin West in Epitaphs in the Church Yard at Sydney New South Wales in Arnold, Joseph. Letters etc 1810 and Journal 1815, Mitchell Library CY Reel 339. CYA:1849-2. Continue reading
This footage footage from the Australian War Memorial is believed to have been shot by Mr. Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, the English journalist who gave Australia its first description of the ANZAC troops at Gallipoli. Continue reading