https://www.hhhistory.com/2021/09/canal-city-tigre-argentina.html). Today, we’re going to make our way over sixteen thousand miles across the South Pacific Ocean to visit Gold Coast, Australia.
Despite its name, Gold Coast is a city located in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately forty miles south of the state capital of Brisbane. Originally named South Coast, Gold Coast is the ancestral home of a number of indigenous clans of the Yugambeh people, and Europeans didn’t arrive until 1823 when explorer John Oxley landed at Mermaid Beach.
The hinterland’s red cedar supply attracted people as timber-fellers made their way north along the
The American Civil War impacted the area because the conflict interrupted the South’s supply of raw materials for England’s textile industry. Local farmers and industrialists tried to plug the hold by experimenting with new kinds of crops. Ultimately, the experiment failed, but other crops took their places in a series of efforts to match the qualities of the land and climate with demand, even as timberland was being extracted. The successive effort gave rise to villages, forming the backbone of the city’s current structure.
The Gold Coast Waterway Authority is the dedicated organization that ensures the canals, rivers, and lakes of this pristine area are developed and used in a manner to remain clean, safe, and accessible. It is no wonder Gold Coast is a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the world.
A Family for Hazel:
After the Civil War takes Hazel Markham’s father, and her mother dies of a broken heart, a friend of her parents hires Hazel as a companion. All is well until the woman’s lecherous son takes an interest in his mother’s assistant. When Hazel spurns his advances one too many times, the man frames her for theft, and she is fired. As a last resort she applies to be a mail-order bride, and to her dismay, her groom-to-be is a preacher. Will he believe her claims of innocence or reject her as unacceptable?
Olav Kristensen has no plans to remarry after being widowed five years ago, but when the church elders give him an ultimatum to find a wife or lose his job, he advertises for a mail-order bride. The woman who arrives attests she was unjustly accused of robbery at her last job, but when his daughter’s heirloom locket goes missing, he is hesitant to believe his bride-to-be. Will he lose his church and a second chance at love?
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Interesting. I had no idea Australia had canals, nor timber as an export. Your canal stories have been quite interesting.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're enjoying the posts. It's been fun to "travel" to these places.Delete
Thanks for posting! I have an internet friend who lives in Australia so points of interest there are already fun to read.ReplyDelete
Australia is on my bucket list. Seems to be a fascinating and beautiful country.Delete