On Friday February 27th, the Friends of The Paragon Inc. Katoomba launched a crowdfunding project to fund a book about the strange and wonderful history of the Paragon Café. More »
Book 7 in the series, The Gardens of Stone National Park and beyond, is principally about the last three centuries of European occupation of the area. It includes stories of such iconic engineering feats as the Wolgan Valley Railway, The Newnes Industrial Complex as well as follies such as the proposed Wollemi International Airport and a 6000MW power station at Birds Rock. More »
ESSAY TOPIC: MY FAVOURITE GRANDPARENT
Grey hair, spectacles and false teeth may be characteristic of many people’s memories of their grand-parents in the past. Today’s grand-children may have different memories – smart phone and/or Facebook addict, always on holidays, working or busy looking after grand-children.
The Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail is a new initiative of Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations (BMACHO) and was officially launched at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba on Tuesday 22 September.
Accessible by road or partly by rail, the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail offers historically minded visitors the opportunity to explore important resources, as well as the spectacular scenery, through the historical societies, family history societies, museums, galleries, historic gardens and historic businesses that appear along the Greater Blue Mountains Heritage Trail.
Whether you like English or Irish breakfast, Oolong or Russian Caravan; white, green, orange or red; weak, strong or smoky, the long-awaited Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tea-rooms revamp has been steeped to perfection and is ready to savour.
The major extensions and renovations of the popular Leura tourist attraction in the Blue Moun-tains were officially opened at a glittering soiree by former NSW Governor Professor the Honour-able Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO on August 4.