French Connections 3 – Maps

We also stopped to admire this map in the exhibition of French Explorers in Western Australia, at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. It’s the first complete map of New Holland (aka Australia) and was published by Louis de Freycinet in 1811.

The copper plate from which the map was printed is also on display. The photo below shows the southeast corner of the country, including Tasmania. The exhibition ends on 9 December.


Days of Steam

We were in the coast city of Busselton, about 220km south of Perth, earlier this week. Called in at the Visitor Information Centre and stopped to admire this beautifully restored steam engine in the adjoining Railway House. It’s the Ballaarat (yes that’s the correct spelling!), built in 1871 and the first steam locomotive in Western Australia.

Keep on Rollin’ Along 1

We have a bit of a thing for retro/vintage caravans, so yesterday we had to stop and admire this super cute coffee kiosk in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park.

A few weeks back we also saw this old caravan which has been reborn as a donut kiosk in Subiaco.

And also spotted this caravan in Claremont recently, promoting the Scribblers Festival of literature and arts for children.