Visiting Adelaide Zoo

Last Thursday my daughter and I took the grandkids to the zoo.  I hadn’t been for about fifteen years so I was very pleasantly surprised by the changes and happy to see some familiar buildings and enclosures too.   The Adelaide Zoological Gardens was opened on 23 May 1883 by Sir William Robinson.  Just lately … [Read more…]

Port Pirie Grain Silos

This photograph, taken from the top of the bulk-loading gantry of the wharf, shows the last-minute preparations that are being made prior to the commencement of the “big pour” on Monday. This week I’ve been trying to find out the history of the Port Pirie, South Australia grain silos.  I found the above newspaper cutting … [Read more…]