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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

To the stocks! Hanna's Town plans annual frontier court


Step back in time and visit the Revolutionary War-era village of Hanna's Town which served as the first English Court west of the Allegheny Mountains at the frontier court re-enactment June 23-24. Experience the excitement of the people as they gathered, between 1773-1786, to witness the trials of those who were accused, convicted and punished.
http://triblive.com/lifestyles/history/13757328-74/to-the-stocks-hannas-town-plans-annual-frontier-court

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Firelock fire Lighting.

Fire Lighting Quotes.

Lov na race; čakališče na jezeru pri jami Lisišče (1759) by  Franz Anton von Steinberg which depicts waterfowl hunting.

"There happened to be an iron pot and an ax on board--- they cut off a piece of the boat rope, and picked it to oakum, and putting it in the pan of a gun, with some powder, catched it on fire, which with some thin pieces cut from the mast, they kindled in the pot, and then cut up their mast, seats, &c. for fuel, and making a tent of their sail, wrapt themselves as well as they could;"
From The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1765, 3 men trapped in the ice in their boat during a waterfowl hunt and likely to freeze to death:

Saturday, 9 June 2018

No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting..wmv

Recognising/Identifying Punk Wood & More By Keith H. Burgess Part One..wmv

Very rare 17th century English doll turns heads to sell for £9500 at North Yorkshire auction.


17th Century Dolls.

Living history re-enactors at Maine Wildlife Park.

Maine Wildlife Park volunteer Miriam Bisbee throws the hatchet with Dave Bryant of Maine living history group The Ancient Ones.

How freed African slaves in London in the 1700s helped abolish slave trade.

Slave ships in London --- Royal Museums Greenwich.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Its cold outside, let's spin some wool...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Its cold outside, let's spin some wool...: I’m spinning some black merino fleece I washed at Christmas. Not as soft and nice as the Polwarth I spun recently but I don’t want to leave ...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Woad in Canberra

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Woad in Canberra: I planted some woad (Isatis tinctoria) in my garden in early March. It is still thriving, larger but staying low over the winter. I've ...

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Inkle Loom & More.

Aylwen Gardiner-Garden: Inkle Loom: I received an Ashford Inkle Loom today that has been in storage for some time and needs a little bit of TLC. I'm sanding it back with a...

Portraying 18th-Century Black Men in Colonial Williamsburg.

Jeremy Morris, 30, an actor-interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg.