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Stories From The Archive Blog

Operation Snowdrop 1955

A Brief Introduction Our focus in this edition of Stories from the Archive will be Operation Snowdrop 1955, an unbelievable exercise in response to emergency across government departments, the armed forces, the police, the health service and throughout the general population. In January and February of 1955 severe snowstorms caused disruption across the north of… Read more »Read more

The Harbour Master Log Books 1859, 1872 & 1885

A Brief Introduction This month we will be showcasing the harbour master log books: an endless source of official declarations, of harbouring and passing ships, of social unrest in the town, of tragic deaths at sea and on land, of unthinkably violent storms and gales. We hold the annual log books for the years 1849-1890… Read more »Read more

James Youngson, Voyage to Melbourne 1884-1885

A Brief Introduction to the Series We all tell stories and revel in those of others. Our minds seem in many ways compelled to attain the heights of the fictitious and nothing, I would argue, can inspire or engage us more than a real-life account of something extraordinary. The past, in many ways, feeds this… Read more »Read more