katejm Dear @wallacemuseum, looking forward to using this guidebook when we visit later this year. 1d
  •   susanfrost One of my most favourite places @katejm 1d
  •   twothirdssky I think Sydney Uni has a Wallace Museum ... We used to go there drawing, good old fashioned wooden cabinets. 1d
  •   maggiealderson One of my fave places too 1d
  •   katejm @maggiealderson this was my grandparents. Happy tears to find my beloved grandfather's writing inside the back cover. A list of his favourite paintings, and most practically, the phone number of Australia House. 1d

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katejm Oh YIPPEE! Good news from Norwood for yarn folk:
This Thursday night Brick+Mortar will host the first get together of 'TIGHT KNIT' - an easy come / easy go knitting circle, from 6'ish every Thursday night. Drop in, bring your knitting and crochet, and catch up with friends - any level from beginner to expert and our coffee machine and cake selection is at your disposal. We're open till 9pm so come and check out our independent designer stores too.
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katejm Our beautiful GPO - a landmark for more than its location and glorious tower. It housed the southern terminus of the overland telegraph (completed 1872), connecting Australia to the REST OF THE WORLD. This was a Big Thing, and Charles Todd, hero engineer, made it happen. He became Post Master General and worked in this building for 51 years. It's worth reading more about him on the interwebs: one of those fine minds that seized the energy of the Victorian age and improved our world. 3d
  •   katejm @sarasrking let's talk and scheme and work out something worthy of the man 3d
  •   meganhender Can I scheme too @katejm? Have just had inspiring weekend in Sydney - including an incredible 2 hour walking tour of just one block of CBD. Really keen to find ways to tell OUR city's story to a wider audience. 3d
  •   katejm Yes please @meganhender ! I've got some NYC things for you and after that trip, let's interpret Adelaide! (And you ought meet @sarasrking sometime too) 3d
  •   katejm So @sarasrking where would a pre-federation PMG's papers be archived? 3d
  •   newpaulc The app is called Todd's Adelaide and made by the Todd Research Group who made the new web site about him 3d
  •   katejm Thanks @newpaulc !! Woohoo @sarasrking @meganhender we can start here - see Dr Paul's comment above 3d
  •   newpaulc Google Todd's Adelaide to find out more. The app is actually called 7scenes and has lots of walks - you need to search for Todd in the app to find that particular one. And then download all the extra stuff you need for it (when you have wifi, not while you are on the walk like I did). 3d
  •   sarasrking It's either all with us or at the Telstra Museum. There will be letters from him etc at State Records and potentially other material (probably related to, not created by him) at the library. But we have colonial postal, telegraphic and meteorological records. Todd's weather diaries are somewhere with us, have seen them before. 3d

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katejm A little Sunday brutalism for @sarasrking and @rorythearchitect 3d

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katejm International style arrives in Australia! The former MLC building changed building and building codes. Its modular steel frame integrated all services, the glass for curtain wall came from Britain, and the building was fully air conditioned - the first in Australia to be so.
It was more than modern, it was the future, and the newspaper of the day devoted 12 pages to its opening. Does anyone remember the weather beacon that stood on the southeast corner?
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katejm Harbors Board, Victoria Square. I've told you about this before: how they moved this facade 100 feet north to make room to build the former SGIC building in 1970s. Today I noticed that lovely little frieze of waves above 'Harbors'. Not quite in keeping with the rest of the facade - I wonder if it was added when Harbors moved in in 1913 and carved their name in the facade? 3d

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katejm Are you ready? This morning's walk is about how our city was engineered and built. I doubt it is built on rock'n'roll but I'll wait to see what the experts reveal! 4d

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katejm Love love maps. And these mini-maps @eforethel are fabulous. I must have a corner that needs one. 6d

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katejm Love the planty arty window sculptures at @brickandmortarcreative! I think they're by @amygilbert1984 - and I think I need some. 1w

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katejm And another of my #newfavouritethings! I had heard good things about @shanghaililandthescarletfez but had not tried them til our visit to @brickandmortarcreative. Absolutely love the fragrances in the beautiful soaps, the purity of the mists and the quality of the perfumes. Looking forward to trying more tomorrow! 1w

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katejm And just like that, it's #brickmonday again. 1w

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katejm Dang! The Art Deco walk in Adelaide is booked out. But I am going on the Engineering History of Adelaide walk! Yes, we're half way through the @historyfestival - so many good stories (see Bar Yarns), big reveals and secret places still to come. Get onto it, Adelaide! 2w

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katejm This beautiful beautiful lamp is by the talented Robyn Wood, currently a tenant at Brick+Mortar Creative. We've been saying for 15 years we needed a light in this spot: I am so very glad we waited for the perfect thing. It absolutely glows through that parchment, and makes Tony's photograph even more intriguing. Brava Robyn! 2w

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katejm Post-weekend brick post post. 2w

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katejm Such a thrill to see @brickandmortarcreative open and buzzing! You all need to visit. It's a beautiful space, the design is great, the creative tenants are inspiring and charming, and the coffee terrific! 3w

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katejm Oh great news from my friends at The Drapery. I love these cowls. ・・・
We're thrilled to announce our latest workshop - Make Your Own Linen Cowl, at the wonderful new Brick + Mortar Creative Retail Hub on 21st May. Places are limited, so call or email us to reserve your spot. More info on our blog and website, link in @thedrapery profile. 3w

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katejm Yes they do.
Bravo @peterdrewarts and all who've contributed to #realaustralianssaywelcome. Visit the hashtags to see interpretations by artists, makers and supporters.
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katejm Ah! Here's some high Victorian brickage for #brickmonday. One of my city's most fabulous landmarks - Beehive Corner. And home to our own Haigh's Chocolates, celebrating 100 years of deliciousness. They are the only chocolatier in Australia that roast their beans here. I recommend their dark chocolate especially! 3w

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katejm Altocumulus, deco gargoyles, spray painted pebblecrete. 3w

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