The New Bathhouse in Mullumbimby
There’s a new bathhouse that’s opened in Mullumbimby in Northern New South Wales near Byron Bay.
Fun and Festive Christmas Things to Do in Sydney for 2022
There's a lot happening this Christmas in Sydney for 2022, here are my top seven fun and festive things to do.
Exploring An Old Female Orphanage
Dating from 1813, the old female orphanage of Parramatta is the oldest three-story building in Australia. It’s a building that has fascinated me for many decades now. It sits in the Western University campus on James Ruse Drive in Paramatta. And up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea it was actually open to the public for anyone to go an explore. Until recently I had no idea what the building was, or that you could actually enter the campus grounds to go visit it. In-fact, there is a map you can collect from the information centre inside the old orphanage which gives you a very detailed self-guided…
Camden’s Best Kept Secret – Carrington Care
Despite Carrington Care being a retirement village, this is Camden’s best kept secret history of the area. Whilst driving around the Camden area, searching for Autumn leaves, we happened across the most spectacular building from the 19th-century. You know how I love those 19th century buildings. So, we deiced to drive in and take a look around. I know it sounds weird to explore the grounds of a retirement village – but honestly, when you drove a quiet country road and you see the most incredible building sitting silently on the main road, atop a small hill and built in the 1800s, it’s difficult (well it is for me anyways),…
Unearthing Parramatta’s Colonial History
Some of Parramatta’s untold history has been unearthed in Sydney’s west. It depicts what colonial history was like in early Australia. Hidden deep under layers of dirt, was preserved piece of Parramatta’s colonial history, which was not discovered until excavation began for a new hotel as part of the Crown Group. Below is an extract from an article published on the Crown Group website dated 11th December 2017 which gives quite a bit of detail on the site and how the Crown has established a great exhibition to protect the history and allow anyone to go and explore it. Previously hidden underground, the remains of an 1800s convict hut and…