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The Butcher of Brittany

In the west of Brittany, when the mysterious glow of a torch seemed to dance on the moor at night, it was said that it was the phantom of the Ligueur, the brigand La Fontenelle who, during the Wars of Religion, ravaged the land, indiscriminately massacring thousands of innocents and leaving intolerable misery in his […]

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Australian History

Thomas Hungerford ~ Hunter River Australia

Thomas Hungerford M.L.A., after whom the township was named, was born in Ireland in 1824. He arrived in Australia with his father in 1828 and took up residence at Baerami, which formed part of a Crown grant on the Hunter River. He was educated at Maitland, and after leaving school, and following the early training […]

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Australian History

Australian History~^

Springvale Homestead is the oldest homestead still standing in the Northern Territory and it became heritage listed in 1998Former Overland Telegraph linesman Alfred Giles constructed Springvale Homestead in 1879 following his 14-month droving expedition bringing cattle and 12,000 sheep from Adelaide. Located on the banks of the Katherine River, Springvale was constructed using local timber […]

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Sky Rock glyphs ~

The Sky Rock Petroglyphs were carved into the ancient volcanic tablelands near Bishop, California. Their age and history are undetermined, but they are believed to be as old as 1,000 years. Chipped into the dark desert rock in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Range, the lighter rock beneath was exposed creating the glyphs. While […]