• This is a test post

    Put simply, I am creating this post to see if the automation just set in motion works.

    Here is an image to see what it looks like – a very cool front fence.

  • Cane Toad

    I like to trawl through an incredible resource we have called Trove

    Run by the National Library of Australia, it is an archive of newspapers, magazines and many other things – all word searchable.

    I often search the local newspapers for family history information, but often ideas pop into my head for some very random things.

    In Northern Australia, the cane toad was introduced to eat a beetle that was affecting sugar cane crops. This was an unmitigated disaster, and the cane toad is still a major problem here.

    I found this photo from a 1940 edition of the the Townsville Daily Bulletin.

  • First post

    Well, let’s get this show on the road.

    What is a ‘Kuridala’?

    It is actually a ghost town – maybe not even that anymore really. it is a pile of rocks and rusty mine equipment that used to be a copper mining town in western Queensland.

    It is the birthplace of my beautiful grandmother.