Notwithstanding the date, I really did see this eel nonchalantly making its way down the drain in New Lambton Park today.
Having established with reasonable certainty that Ralph Snowball’s 6 April 1900 drain photo was located in Hamilton North adjacent to the old gasworks site, I visited the spot yesterday to take a modern photo.
A couple of years ago I posted an article and some photos of a Douglas C47 transport aircraft that ended up in the storm water drain beside the Broadmeadow aerodrome during World War 2.
Last year I was examining an old black and white aerial photograph of the Broadmeadow area, and spotted something interesting …
|Article Date Event Date||Notes|
|11 Aug 1944|
10 Aug 1944
|A D.C. 47 Army transport plane, with 25 men on board, skidded 200 yards on a wet runway, hurtled through a fence and then crashed into a stormwater channel at Broadmeadow aerodrome.|
|12 Aug 1944|
10 Aug 1944
|Photo. The Douglas C47 transport plane in the stormwater channel at District Park aerodrome, Broadmeadow, where it landed in bad weather on Thursday.|
Spotted this week in Hamilton North … a school of Ferrum Rotata return to their native breeding ground for spawning season, continuing the remarkable cycle of life.