So to kick off here are a few maps.
The first map is actually a postcard, published in 1916 and shows the clear links to the "British Empire" with the map of the UK added to the top left. I really love the busy aspect of this postcard, which reflects the growth of the Country. I also love the fact that Tasmania looks like it was added as an after thought!
This second map was published around 1923 and I love the detail of the Country. The busy feel and the vastness of such a Continent. I am curious of the tiny representation of Tasmania, and on this map it barely gets more than a mention.
There had been quite a gap between my last visit and previous one and during that time Australia seems to have matured more. The economy was certainly better than that of the UK. The feel of the Country was just the same to me. Comfortable and had that remarkable feeling of home and as always Australia welcomed me once more.
Stay tuned over the coming month, as I share the numerous highlights of our trip and our Aussie genealogical connections.
Taking part in the A-Z April Challenge