Name Of The Place : Brisbane Arcade And Shocking History of Founders’ Family

Name Of The Place (Post#62) : Brisbane Arcade And Shocking History of Founders Family

Photos of the day are all about the name of Brisbane Arcade which built in 1923. The building is now part of Queensland heritage asset. Even I had seen four arcade shopping  centers across Australia, but I can still see uniqueness of the arcade from the other traditional shopping arcade as it reflects the style in Europe arcades during late 18th century. And while checking more information about Brisbane Arcade, I had learned in the process from their official website the shocking story behind the father of the founder of the arcade. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

Brisbane Arcade was established by Dr James Mayne and his sister Mary Emelia Mayne. Their father named Patrick Mayne sets up his family home and butcher shop in Queen Street where the arcade standing today in 1849. And before Patrick died, in 1865, he confessed that he murdered and robbed timber cutter Robert Cox in 1848. This confession shunned the Mayne family and none of his children marries or has children.

The Mayne siblings became great benefactors to the University of Queensland. He gave the university the land for their St Lucia campus. Brisbane Arcade was also established in a Trust and proceeds from the Trust still benefit the University of Queensland Medical School and medical research.

–brisbanearcade.com.au

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Notes : 
Photo : Brisbane Arcade, traditional shopping arcade
Location : 160 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street
a. Turn right along Ann Street, next turn left at Albert Street, then turn left at Adelaide Street or
b. Turn left along Ann Street, next turn right at Edward Street, then turn right at Adelaide Street
Official Website : Brisbane Arcade

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Name Of The Place : Oliver Hill – World War II Heritage Sites

Name Of The Place (Post#61) : Oliver Hill – World War II Heritage Sites

Photos of the day are all about Oliver Hill where it features the military remnants from World War II specifically the 9.2 inch gun and underground tunnels. The site became a heritage site because of its significance during that time. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Oliver Hill, Name Of The Place
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

Name Of The Place : Rottnest Island

Name Of The Place (Post#60) : Rottnest Island

Photos of the day are all about the name of Rottnest Island. What’s with the name? If you will hear the name of the island, you will definitely think of something else? What is it? Does the word “rat” rings the bell? Historically, when Europeans discovered the island, one of the first things they noted was the sightings of wild cat which then mistook as giant rat and named the island as “Rotte nest” which came from the Dutch word “Rattenest”, meaning “rat nest”. And the so-called giant rats that they saw is actually Quokka. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : name of the place, Rottnest Island
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

Name Of The Place : Crystal Cave (Yanchep National Park)

Name Of The Place (Post#59) : Crystal Cave (Yanchep National Park)

Photo of the day is about the name of Crystal Cave inside Yanchep National Park. It is one of the cave that exist in the park that can be enjoyed and one of the beautiful caves to appreciate crystals and other cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, shawls and flowstones. Other cave life forms are also emphasize, a worthy cave to explore. The photo is part of Yanchep National Park, The Pinnacles and Lancelin Beach Trip October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Name of the Place, Crystal Cave
Location : Yanchep WA 6035, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Drive towards Yanchep WA 6035, Australia or
3. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then get off at Butler Station and take taxi to Yanchep National Park or
4. Take train (Joondalup Line) from Perth Underground Station, then transfer to Butler Station and take bus to Marmion Avenue After Revolution Avenue, and take taxi to Yanchep National Park
Official Website : Yanchep National Park

Name Of The Place : Avon Terrace (with Joaquina Street)

Name Of The Place (Post#58) : Avon Terrace (with Joaquina Street)

Photo of the day is about the name of the street called Avon Terrace with Joaquina Street. I wanted to feature the names of the street here specially the Avon Terrace because, it’s the street or road where most of the heritage building in the town of York can be found. This road witnessed how the small town became alive during the gold rush period in Western Australia. The street had seen the changes and growth came to the town. If the road can speak, it will tell us a lot of stories occurred along the road and surrounding places. The business district of the town arise along Avon Terrace. In Joaquina Street, you will find York Shire building, Masonic Hall (Freemason’s Hall) and York Station. The photo is part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : street sign, street name, Joaquina Street, Avon Terrace
Location : 116 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : None

Name Of The Place : Cape Leeuwin

Name Of The Place (Post#57) : Cape Leeuwin

Photo of the day is about Cape Leeuwin. Cape Leeuwin is the tip and the extreme most south-westerly mainland of Australia. The cape also known as the point where the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean meets, this means being in the place is a chance to see two ocean at the same time. The name of Cape Leeuwin was made by Matthew Flinders in 1801 based on the name of the adjoining area by Leeuwin Land which navigated by Leeuwin (The Lioness), a Dutch Galleon. The historic and heritage lighthouse Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse located in the cape. The photo is part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : lighthouse, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Location : Leeuwin Road, AUGUSTA WA 6290, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then
take Pemberton Bus to Augusta and get off at Blackwood Avenue. Finally, take a taxi from Blackwood Avenue to Cape Leeuwin.
Official Website : Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Name Of The Place : Busselton

Name Of The Place (Post#56) : Busselton

Photo of the day are all about the name of Busselton. Coming in this small city located in the south west region of Western Australia was unknown to me until our bus tour stopped nearby the famous tourist attraction Busselton Jetty. The name of the city came from the Bussel family, early settlers in Western Australia where they had found a good farmland few kilometer away from Busselton. The photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Jetty, Longest Jetty, Busselton Jetty
Location : Busselton, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then
take Pemberton to Augusta and get off at Albert St. Busselton
Official Website : Busselton Jetty

Name Of The Place : Busselton UWO (Underwater Observatory)

Name Of The Place (Post#55) : Busselton UWO (Underwater Observatory)

Photos of the day are all about name of Busselton UWO (Underwater Observatory. This observatory is located almost at the end of the jetty (with 1.7 km distance from the shore). The said observatory is home of one out of only five underwater observatories in the world. These photos are part of Margaret River (Western Australia) Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Jetty, Longest Jetty, Busselton Jetty
Location : Busselton, WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take Transwa Train from Perth Station to Bunbury Passenger Terminal. Then
take Pemberton to Augusta and get off at Albert St. Busselton
Official Website : Busselton Jetty

Name Of The Place : Perth Domestic Terminal

Name Of The Place (Post#54) : Perth Domestic Terminal

Photo of the day is about Perth Domestic Terminal. After spending more than 2 Days in Broome, the last destination that I had in Kimberley Region, I flew to Perth City to continue my last few days adventures in southern part of Western Australia. After disembarking the plane, I left the terminal with this souvenir shot while waiting for a taxi going to my hotel in the city. This photo is part of Perth and Surround October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Perth Domestic Terminal, Airport Terminal
Location : Perth Airport WA 6105, Australia
Transportation : Qantas, Virgin Australia
Official Website : Perth Airport

Name Of The Place : Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Name Of The Place (Post#53) : Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Photo of the day is about Willie Creek Pearl Farm. It is the name of the pearl farm that I had a chance to visit while I was in Broome. My visit in this farm made me realized that there is a way to grow and culture pearls than looking for the pearl itself. Growing and culturing pearls itself is the combination of natural process happens under the water to the shells (mother of pearl) and its oyster with human intervention taking care of it. The photos are part of Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Location : Willie Creek Rd, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour
Official Website : Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Name Of The Place : Broome Historical Museum

Name Of The Place (Pots#52) : Broome Historical Museum

The photos of the day are all about the name of the museum itself – Broome Historical Museum, a former Customs House. The building is run by volunteers of Broome Historical Society, a non-profit organization with main objectives that protects the history, culture and heritage of the town. Even though the museum is simple single story house from the outside, but the inside is full of information about Broome and about pearls that is worth knowing. I learned things about the town which backup by its colorful pearling industry and history. The visit in this museum is a must to understand further what is all about Broome. These photos are part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Historical Building, Museum
Location : 67 Robinson St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis
Website : Broome Historical Society & Museum

Name Of The Place : Broome Pioneer Cemetery

Name Of The Place (Post#51) : Broome Pioneer Cemetery

Photo of the day is all about the name of an old cemetery just beside Broome Town Beach called as Pioneer Cemetery. I saw the said cemetery while I was walking towards the shore. After enjoying the town’s beach, I spent sometime to look on some grave until I learned that some of the people buried in the cemetery were people who died during the air-raid in Broome last 1942 before it moved to their permanent cemetery in Perth, Holland or Java after the war. For me, it is now a historical or heritage cemetery as it is now more than 120 year old cemetery. These photos are part of 2 Days Broome and Surround Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Historical, Cemetery
Location : Broome, WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome Cycles, Car HireBroome Taxis

Name Of The Place : Mount Barnett Roadhouse

Name Of The Place (Post#50) : Mount Barnett Roadhouse

As photo for the day, Mount Barnett Roadhouse is featured.  During the group’s 8th Day adventure, we visited Mount Barnett for the third and last time after we left Manning Gorge campsite to check the truck and of course because there is a store inside it, we sneak sometime to shop. And the most sellable to the group were ice pop, ice cream, cold drinks or any type of frozen food as the sunny day helped us to crave for it. The place was short drive from the camp we came from. These photos are part of Day 8 (Bell Gorge and Windjana Gorge) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : El Questro Wilderness Park

Name Of The Place (Post#49) : El Questro Wilderness Park

When I visited Australia.com and when I installed its apps to my iPad, I read the name El Questro for the first and it happened when I arrived in Australia last 2013. It is one of the recommended tourist spot that the site is offering. Before, I wonder the reason why, but after reaching El Questro, I understand why. El Questro Wilderness Part is located at El Questro station that now both combines cattle station and tourism. And to come here requires permit to protect the ancient wilderness in Kimberley Region. The photo is part of Day 6 (El Questro Station) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Champagne Springs Trail

Name Of The Place (Post#48) : Champagne Springs Trail

The Champagne Springs Trail was the one we used to see the Old Boab Tree within El Questro Station. The walk in the trail is considered moderate to difficult even it’s only the halfway of the trail that we are targeting as the Old Boab Tree is the halfway point as describe in the trail. One from the group saw a snake within the trail and we were advised to be careful as the trail is beside the water stream or river that crocodiles sightings are possible. The photo is part of Day 5 (El Questro) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Gibb River Road – 4WD Road to the Last True Wilderness On Earth

Name Of The Place (Post#47) : Gibb River Road

We took Gibb River Road for days to reach other parts of Kimberly Wilderness. And based on experience while wandering on this unsealed and dirt track, this road goes to the last true wilderness on earth. The road is the gateway to be able to explore amazing wilderness that Kimberly Region is hiding. The road is restricted to 4WD vehicle, opens in dry season, closed in wet and rainy days as this road easily gets flooded. It is advisable to check the road condition before passing it. Traveling this road is not for the faint heart but for the brave one. These photos are part of Day 4 (The Bungle Bungles and El Questro) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Piccaninny

Name Of The Place (Post#46) : Piccaninny

Our trek within “The Bungle Bungles” started from Piccaninny which located at the south of the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, Western Australia. And a lot of walking options can be done from the place. The nearest and shorted walks can be done from here if visitor has limited time are “The Domes” and Cathedral Gorge. These photos are part of Day 4 (The Bungle Bungles) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Purnululu National Park

Name Of The Place (Post#45) : Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park sometimes confused with Bungle Bungle Range. But to be exact, Bungle Bungle Range is located within Purnululu National Park. But it is not a big issue to interchange it. It is recognized as World Heritage Site in 2003 because of its exceptional natural beauty that I witnessed myself for being in the park in two days exploring some part of it. The photo is part of Day 3 (Purnululu National Park) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Northern Territory and Western Australia

Name Of The Place (Post#44) : Northern Territory and Western Australia

A border is a division between two places but for me it has significant meaning. Being in a border means being in two place at a point in time whether its international or state border. I experienced crossing the border during the second day of our adventure when we reached the border of Northern Territory and Western Australia. And aside from crossing the border, we change our timezone as the state and territory are in different timezone. The photo is part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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Name Of The Place : Judbarra (Gregory) National Park

Name Of The Place (Post#43) : Judbarra (Gregory) National Park

Australia or let’s be specific, Northern Territory boasted many of its huge national parks and one of them to enjoy is Judbarra or Gregory National Park. The park still considered religious place even up to this moment for Australian aboriginal people who own and protects the said park. And the park itself showcases the amazing arts stenciled in almost all parts of the escarpment walls. The photo is part of Day 2 (Judbarra/Lake Argyle) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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