Category Archives: Australia

Sailing Ship ‘Cutty Sark’

Cutty Sark was built in 1869 to carry tea from Shanghai in China to the UK.  But as a sailing ship she could not compete with the new breed of steam ships that made a much shorter voyage through the Suez Canal, opened that same … Continue reading

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Sweet Australia Day

Australia Day is 26th January and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.  It is a public holiday throughout Australia.  The celebrations include  firework displays over Lake Burley Griffin in … Continue reading

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