Urban Exploration – Industrial Disease

Sometimes entire industries cease to exist – superseded by bigger, better, shinier and the more environmental friendly.  Comparative advantage. Competitive advantage.  Often these are the industry killers.  Other times it’s economic rationalisation.  Seeking a cost benefit by killing an industry in one area to consolidate in another.  Leaving memories and skeletons behind. The ways of […]

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Urban Exploration – Timber Town

Towns and cities are usually born as a result of colonisation, exploration and settlement.   At other times, towns are born as a result of the discovery of resources.  One only has to look at the Victorian gold-rush of the 1800s to see the establishment of towns such as Ballarat and Bendigo as an example of this.  […]

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Urban Exploration – Adelaide’s Forgotten World War 2 Radar Station

Despite our distance from the Japanese and European theatres of war in World War 2, South Australia still played a vital role in war efforts. Following considerable enemy activity in the southern waters, the Australian Navy requested two radar stations be built to watch over the SA coastline.  Number 10 Radar Station commenced operations in April 1943.  […]

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Urban Exploration – Glenside Hospital – The Birches, The Grove & The Occupational Therapy Centre

Continuing my series on the various buildings and wards which make up the former Glenside Hospital.  For more than a century the collection of buildings now known as Glenside Hospital were home to Adelaide’s abandoned, sick and insane. Within the walls of the 130 acre hospital were countless tales not just of sorrow but also ground-breaking, world-first advancements in the treatment of […]

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Urban Exploration – State Gold Battery and Cyanide Works

Exact Location: Confidential Australia’s mining industry plunged into depression in the 1920s with base metal prices collapsing after the First World War.  The exception was gold.  In times of economic depression gold mining becomes more profitable and, hence, gold mining increased dramatically in South Australia throughout the 1930s.  This was helped by the floating of gold […]

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Urban Exploration – Glenside Hospital – Paterson House

Continuing my series on the various buildings and wards which make up the former Glenside Hospital.  For more than a century the collection of buildings now known as Glenside Hospital were home to Adelaide’s abandoned, sick and insane. Within the walls of the 130 acre hospital were countless tales not just of sorrow but also ground-breaking, world-first advancements in the treatment of […]

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