Antique Russian Sapphire Ring in Medieval Style 1860s
A 14K yellow gold ring with engraved decorations is bezel-set with an oval cabochon cut cornflower blue sapphire 11.5 x 9.8 x 5.8 mm, approximately 7.06 carats. US ring size 8 (18 mm) The ring is marked with maker's initials ' B A ', 56 zolotnik gold standard (14K), date ' 186? ' and a set of Soviet control marks for 583 gold from the 1930s. One of the Soviet marks - 'P' - indicates that the ring was repaired in the 1930s. Almost certainly, the sapphire had been re-polished at that…
What we're reading Wednesday: 'The Asylum'
The Asylum by John HarwoodHMH • $25 • ISBN 9780544003477On sale May 21Tasmanian writer John Harwood is a modern master of the Victorian ghost story. If you've ever wished that Wilkie Collins and MR James had written a book together, check out his atmospheric debut, The Ghost Writer, which had me sleeping with the lights on. In his third novel, The Asylum, the suspense starts on page 1, where...
Finding Peace at Port Arthur, Tasmania
Port Arthur near Hobart, Tasmania is a World Heritage Site recognized for its convict history, not usually a place you'd find peace.
Adlib Internet Server 5 | Details
[eb-GB]Adlib Internet Server is a complete application to make the collections of archives, museums and libraries accessible over the internet. Adlib Internet Server is an add-on to the professional collection management applications Adlib Archive, Adlib Museum and Adlib Library.
Exiled: The Port Arthur Convict Photos. - Food Wine Travel
Exiled. The Port Arthur Convict Photos. By Edwin Barnard. Published by National Library of Australia, $39.95, softcover, 224 pages. Looking at the remarkable photographs...
Settlers, Servants and Slaves: Aboriginal and European Children in Nineteenth-century Western Australia
Penelope Hetherington 'Few who have not tried it know how useful a well-trained child of 12 or 14 is in a house, and how easily moulded to its employer’s requirements – Ellen Barlee, 1885’. Settlers, Servants and Slaves documents the exploitation of both Aboriginal and European children by the settler elite of ninete
Abandoned Women: Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas ebook by Lucy Frost - Rakuten Kobo
Read "Abandoned Women: Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas Scottish convicts exiled beyond the seas" by Lucy Frost available from Rakuten Kobo. From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottis...
Travel Guide: Port Arthur, Tasmania - Love Swah
Port Arthur Historic Site Port Arthur is a small town located on the Tasman peninsula steeped in history. Historically as a former convict settlement and more recently as the scene of a devastating massacre. It provides a unique insight into colonial history in Australia and is, in my opinion, an unmissable stop when visiting Tasmania. It was the destination for the hardest of convicted British criminals, sent here by boat from 1833, until 1853. We heard tales of punishing labour, […]