Feb 21

Canning Stock Route – A New Photo Set from Keith Wilcox

Keith Wilcox has just posted a new set of History photos. The Canning Stock Route (CSR) in Western Australia is the longest historic stock route in the world some 1,850 km (1,150 miles) long. The 51 wells along the CSR were built by Alfred Canning and his crew between 1908 and 1910, some are abandoned and some have been restored supplying water to the many adventurous travellers who travel this route. These images are of a trip by the Subaru 4WD club of WA in May/June of 2005 we travelled from north to south to avoid the rush. You can read the original post here for full details and all the images.

Feb 10

Rock Art Contact Period – A New Photo Lightbox from David C Hancock

David C Hancock has just published a new lightbox of History images. When Indigenous Australians first came into contact with Europeans their art detailed remarkable observations - people with white skin, ships, guns and horses all made initial big impressions. Then, as both groups intermingled and got to know each other, Aboriginal people drew images more as social reportage for others who would not, or could not, venture out of remote locations. Much of this "Contact Art" is being rediscovered in Arnhem Land today. You'll find the main post here to see all the images.

Jan 24

New Canning Stock Route Pictures

Keith Wilcox has just posted a new lightbox of History photos. The Canning Stock Route (CSR) in Western Australia is the longest historic stock route in the world some 1,850 km (1,150 miles) long. The 51 wells along the CSR were built by Alfred Canning and his crew between 1908 and 1910, some are abandoned and some have been reconstructed supplying water to the many adventurous travellers who travel this route. These images are of a trip by the Subaru 4WD club of WA in May/June of 2005 we travelled north to south early in the season to avoid the rush. Check out the complete lightbox here to view all the images.