Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls between the 21st January and the 20th February, and is the longest running festival in the Chinese Calendar. Small scale celebrations began c.2300BCE during the Neolithic, but it was not until the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1050BCE) that New Years celebrations became a part of the year end religious ceremony. During the…

Lest We Forget: NSW War Memorials

In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day you can remember the service of Australian soldiers by stopping and paying respects at one of these memorials. Coff’s Harbour Simpson and his Donkey Memorial This bronze statue is dedicated to John Simpson Kirkpatrick and the donkey he acquired whilst at Gallipoli to carry injured soldiers from the front…