Tuesday, May 18, 2021

PEACE


 On the seashore

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

MANSFIELD, VICTORIA


 The hills are alive.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

METROPOLIS MELBOURNE


 Ever expanding.

Friday, May 14, 2021

NO MORE GRAPES

 



 All picked.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

DAY’S END


 Tomorrow’s Promise 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

BREATHE


 In the Autumn sunshine.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

POINT ORMOND, ELWOOD


 One of our favourite places to relax  


Monday, May 10, 2021

BEACON


 There's some photoshop creativity going on over at my other site, Stills by Joe.  Melbourne Fans might recognise this as the Beacon between Station and Princes Pier in Port Melbourne. StillsByJoe is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you would like to check out some of my other work.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

GERANIUM - BIG RED


From our garden.
To Mums everywhere.
Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

VICTORIA'S FIRST QUARANTINE STATION!


Point Ormond, Elwood.
It's hard to imagine but this picturesque spot was the site of Victoria's first quarantine station! Right-back in April 1840 a ship called the Glen Huntly, bringing immigrants from Scotland, arrived in Port Phillip Bay with the dreaded yellow quarantine flag flying. Of 157 passengers, 10 had succumbed to Typhoid Fever while at sea and some 50 other passengers were infected. To prevent the disease from running rampant in the then small town of Melbourne, Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe ordered the ship moor in the swamp area just off Point Ormond.  The passengers were brought ashore and the infected detained in a hastily constructed rough canvas camp guarded at land and sea until they were cleared of the disease.  Three died on Point Ormond and were buried here. A wooden fence enclosed their graves marking St Kilda's first cemetery. The fence fell into disrepair and, over the ensuing decades, erosion compromised the graves. The remains of John Craig, George Armstrong, and James Mathers were exhumed and the early pioneers who risked all were commemorated in a reburial at the new St Kilda Cemetery in 1898. 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

PELICAN ON PATROL


Seen in Queenscliff, Victoria