Convicts, Conmen and Calamities – an introduction to the cemeteries’s amazing maritime history

On Sunday 18th August there will be a guided walk themed around the rich maritime history of the Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries.  Entitled 'Convicts, Conmen and Calamities' and led by local historian and FOBLC stalwart Mike Guilfoyle the tour will run from 2pm to 4pm.The tour is likely to range from the sinking of SS ...

The 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the SS Yongala and its Brockley connection

It's exactly 100 years today since the coastal trading ship SS Yongala sank in a tropical cyclone off the coast of Queensland, Australia on March 23rd 1911. The disaster became known as the 'Townsville Titanic' as all 122 passengers and crew were lost. The only body recovered was that of a racehorse called 'Moonshine' washed ...