Discussions on the history and historiography of Australia's New England

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Draytons and the Hunter Valley wine families

I put up a short post, New England Stories - the Hunter Valley Drayton's recovery from tragedy , on the rather inspirational story of the Drayton's recovery from fire.

Beyond a few limited posts, I have yet to record the story of the Hunter Valley wine dynasties.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Charles Chauvel and the Sons of Mathew

The Chauvels were a pioneering family whose history sprawls from the Northern Rivers into South Eastern Queensland. Pioneering film maker Charles Chauvel was a member of this family.

I have begun a series using one of Chauevel's films, Sons of Mathew, to explore different aspects of the New England experience.