Rottnest Island, Western Australia
8 December 2018 | Places
After the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Dirk Hartog and Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago my fourth and final Western Australia island visit was Rottnest. This is all for a forthcoming book from the National Library of Australia to be titled Australia’s Islands.
Fremantle, Australia II & the Batavia Shipwreck
12 December 2014 | Places
En route to Bunbury I stopped in Fremantle to look at two museums – I stopped in Fremantle again on the way back to stay with some friends.
▲ My first stop was the Maritime Museum with all sorts of interesting exhibits about Western Australia’s seagoing history inc...
5 May 2011 | Living
Recently Maureen and I visited the National Library of Australia in Canberra, a visit which included a spell in their map department looking at some very interesting maps.
▲ Looking at maps in the National Library’s map room
We looked at an Indian Ocean naviga...