Wallpaper find in Tasmania
The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection (CSL&RC) holds a number of wallpapers from the same period and some are equally ‘wild’ in design. The intense colours and extremely ‘busy’ pattern made us wonder how our ancestors were able to live with such vigorous wallpaper designs. By comparison to today, we are clearly timid when it comes to colour and pattern! And like the wallpaper found in Tasmania, the CSL&RC wallpapers are all fragments salvaged from historic buildings, but mainly in NSW.
Hyde Park Barracks
Commemorating the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park BarracksMonday 31 August 2020
On Sunday 30 August 2020 the Annual Famine Commemoration was held at The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine at Hyde Park Barracks.