Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell was born in the small Western Australian town of Northam. He joined the 10th Light Horse Regiment and won the Victoria Cross at Gallipoli. Listen to the story at Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
The Monte Bello Islands have a unique place in Western Australian history. They form an archipelago lying approximately 130KM off the Pilbara coast and in the 1950s they were the site of 3 British nuclear weapons tests called ‘Operation Hurricane’ and ‘Mosaic.’
The old Swan Barracks and Central Drill Hall is located in Northbridge, Perth Western Australia. It was built to support the citizen militia forces in WA. Listen to the podcast at:
DILHORN is a stately home in Western Australia. It is located on Bulwer Street in the inner city suburb of Highgate. It was built by Soldier Architect Joseph John Talbot Hobbs in 1897. (Image copyright State Heritage Office) Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts:
We were grateful to receive some additional information on the Krupp Feldkanone featured in the Boer War Memorial episode. Thanks goes to MC Heunis for giving us a great lead and the podcast will be updated soon.
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