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13

May

Adelaide Christmas Pageant floats featuring Father Christmas, Noah’s Ark and Nimble on Grenfell Street outside the Rigby newsagent and Cole’s Book Arcade

Adelaide Christmas Pageant floats featuring Father Christmas, Noah’s Ark and Nimble on Grenfell Street outside the Rigby newsagent and Cole’s Book Arcade

10

Feb

A dream of Christmas eve.   December 19, 1883

A dream of Christmas eve.
December 19, 1883

06

Dec

Bondi Christmas
- Lewis, Jon.

Bondi Christmas

- Lewis, Jon.

Christmas in Australia
1881

Christmas in Australia

1881

Norland nursing college, Christmas party

Norland nursing college, Christmas party

05

Dec

Display of Holeproof stockings at Myers, Bourke Street, Melbourne
Edwin G. Adamson 1895-1974
ca.1942

Display of Holeproof stockings at Myers, Bourke Street, Melbourne

Edwin G. Adamson 1895-1974

ca.1942

Children’s Christmas Stage Show: piano, two xylophones, violin, drums and dancer

Children’s Christmas Stage Show: piano, two xylophones, violin, drums and dancer

Santa Claus hands out the presents, ICI ANZ children’s Christmas party, Macquarie Street

Santa Claus hands out the presents, ICI ANZ children’s Christmas party, Macquarie Street

04

Dec

Hospital’s Christmas Day

Hospital’s Christmas Day

28

Nov

djgagnon:

#Australia #railroad
Father Christmas Arrives
” … by train on the Commonwealth Trans-Australia line, part of the special Christmas ‘Tea and Sugar’ Train”
From 1917 until 1996, this mixed train (i.e. carrying passenger and freight) brought supplies to the isolated towns on the Nullarbor Plain between Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta.
Some of the remote settlements along the line in this region supported mining … but most were needed for local support and maintenance of the transcontinental railway itself.
As you know, Christmas in Australia is just a few days after the first day of their summer.
from: Romance of Australian Railways; Patsy Adam Smith; 1973; Rigby Ltd.

djgagnon:

#Australia #railroad

Father Christmas Arrives

” … by train on the Commonwealth Trans-Australia line, part of the special Christmas ‘Tea and Sugar’ Train”

From 1917 until 1996, this mixed train (i.e. carrying passenger and freight) brought supplies to the isolated towns on the Nullarbor Plain between Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta.

Some of the remote settlements along the line in this region supported mining … but most were needed for local support and maintenance of the transcontinental railway itself.

As you know, Christmas in Australia is just a few days after the first day of their summer.

from: Romance of Australian Railways; Patsy Adam Smith; 1973; Rigby Ltd.