Restoration of the Dyson Grave in East Perth Cemetery has begun.
Snarky commentary to come later. Meanwhile, here are the pictures.
Or, what you do when you are single, don’t smoke, don’t like alcohol very much, and are stuck in a remote location on your own after working hours in the pre-COVID19 era….
Watch this space, but stay hydrated and don’t forget to sleep occasionally.
During the early 1840’s, Western Australia experienced it’s first economic boom. This was both contributed to and was fed by a sudden expansion in the settler population. Between 1837 and 1843 the European population in the colony increased by over 50% — The settler population doubled. While that may sound impressive, consider this: The total… Continue reading Boom time.
The unspeakable horror of Canning Bridge
On the pavements of around where I live in a southern suburb of Perth in Western Australia, are many concrete slabs of various shapes, sizes, and marked with various esoteric designs. Show me anything with two or more variations on a basic pattern of anything and I’m going to want to understand why, or more probably make a collection of it
Albany, Fremantle and Perth: The three oldest cities in Western Australia: At each other’s throats.
Was your ancestor a member of the Sons of Australia Benefit Society (1837-1897)?
A visit to the Old East Perth Cemetery, where generations of Colonial Western Australians have been laid to uneasy rest, including all too many Dysons.