A LIVING HISTORY BLOG.

18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Getting dressed in the 18th century. Ladies.

Southern Cross Free Trappers Newsletter Vol. 59, June 2017


17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...: Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677)  'Ornatus Muliebris Anglicanus. The severall 'Habits of Englishwomen, from the Nobilit...

Pirates and Privateers History Page.


Stories & Articles Here: http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirates.html

Monday, 19 June 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...

17C American Women: 17C British Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-b...: We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the...

Museum of Appalachia Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot


While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, we mark the occasion by using gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil sky-high! Join us as we carry on this pioneer tradition. 
Anvil shoots are scheduled for:
10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 

Monday, 12 June 2017

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...: In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English adventurer to the new world, writer, & favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is behea...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...

17C American Women: Sir Walter Raleigh & Roanoke Island, North Carolin...: In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English adventurer to the new world, writer, & favorite courtier of Queen Elizabeth I, is behea...

18th Century Brass Tinderbox with Burn Marks Inside.


This is claimed to be an original 18th century brass tinderbox. Note the burn marks on the inside of the lid, suggesting that this tinderbox was indeed used for snuffing out smouldering tinder. This indicates that this item was used for preparing tinder & for making fire from the tinder whilst it was still in the tinderbox.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Headright System Increases Numbers ...



17C American Women: The Chesapeake Headright System Increases Numbers ...: Both Virginia and Maryland employed the “headright” system to encourage the importation of the servant workers, that they so desperately nee...

Colonial Williamsburg plans tomahawk throwing range in Historic Area

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has submitted a proposal to the city’s zoning board to construct a “tomahawk/axe throwing range” in the Historic Area at the old military encampment site at 311 East Nicholson Street.. (Courtesy Google Maps)

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Testing For Edible Plants.

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Testing For Edible Plants.: I will eat berries that are known to me, other flora I will test first before eating. Personally I would not bother testing for edibili...

Monday, 5 June 2017

The King's 8th Journal.


This blog can be found here: http://kings8thjournal.com/category/articles/

17C American Women: Portrait of an 17C New England British-American Wo...

17C American Women: Portrait of an 17C New England British-American Wo...: Portrait of Mary Mason of New England, by unknown artist, C. 1670.

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

The “Catawba Deerskin Map.” LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/2005625337

"Once Upon a Time": The work of Jacob Sell the Elder.

"Once Upon a Time": The work of Jacob Sell the Elder.:            The Elder (1741-1825) was the patriarch of the Sell gunmaking family and almost certainly the father of Ja...

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Into the West - Part 6 (Ghost Dance)

Into the West - Part 5 (Casualties of War)

Into the West - Part 4 (Hell on Wheels)

Into the West - Part 3 (Dreams and Schemes)

Into the West - Part 2 (Manifest Destiny)

Into the West - Part 1 (Wheel to the Stars)

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...

17C American Women: The Chesapeake Tobacco Economy - Indentured Servan...: The Chesapeake was immensely hospitable to tobacco cultivation. Profit-hungry settlers often planted tobacco, before they planted corn; seek...

Friday, 2 June 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP08 Judgment Day english subtitles

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP07 The Reckoning english subtitles

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP06 Shake Up english subtitles

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP05 Regime Change english subtitles

✪✪ History BBC documentary Colonial House EP04 The Outsiders HD english...

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP03 City of God full HD english ...

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP02 Harsh Reality full HD englis...

History BBC documentary Colonial House EP01 A New World full HD english ...

Monday, 29 May 2017

"Once Upon a Time": The Jumonville Skirmish

"Once Upon a Time": The Jumonville Skirmish:                        Jumonville Glen In 1753, 1,500 French soldiers entered the disputed Ohio Valley area and established seve...

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Some Of My Equipment. Crusoe's Plunder.

I called this image "Crusoe's Plunder". I have always loved the thought of being able to collect anything & everything I wanted from a wrecked ship.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Firearm Owner’s Freedom at the Cross Roads.

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Firearm Owner’s Freedom at the Cross Roads.: Thoughts For The Week. Firearm Owner’s Freedom at the Cross Roads. The NEW ‘NFA’ will impose the worst restrictions on our rights si...

The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost. For my young friend Swamp Fox who has just graduated.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost


School of the Ranger

Friday, 5 May 2017

An 18th century Asian sword has been found on a Welsh riverbed!



© Provided by Independent Print Limited The sword features a distinctive wavy blade patterning that helped Mr Evans identify its origins (Gavin Evans)

The Kris sword has a distinct ornate bird on its handle, which may be made of bone (Photo: Carmarthenshire County Museum)







Thursday, 4 May 2017

New TV Series Coming on the Jamestown Settlement.

Jamestown stars...above from left, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Battrick and Sophie Rundle.

The girls arrive to the Jamestown colony from Britain.

Early Maps Of Australia.

A close-up of the rare map found in Italy of early Australia.

The map of Australia by Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu, dated 1659.

Remains of 18th Century Walled Garden Found in Scotland.

Remains of an 18th Century garden have been found at Culzean Castle during excavation works to install a new drainage system.

Monday, 1 May 2017

The Modern Reenactor: Evidence Versus Preference

The Modern Reenactor: Evidence Versus Preference: When Historical Evidence Isn't Good Enough This has been on my mind recently--it's one of those things that also just keeps resu...



Talking about research, there is plenty of primary documentation on people not shaving in the early to mid 18th century. As far as not being the norm, & flooding reenactment events with over representation of Indian influenced woodsmen & the like, I think everyone has the right to be what ever they want to be. If there is documentation that a certain persona existed, then that is good enough. We only read about a small percentage of woodsmen & woods-women that existed, there must have been many more that simply did not survive or made it into the history books. 
Regards, Keith.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/search?q=beards

Rare 17th-century wall maps

A hand-coloured map by Briton John Speed dating from the 17th century, showing the provinces of Ireland (Sotheby’s/PA)

A hand-coloured map by Briton John Speed dating from the 17th century, showing the provinces of Ireland and map of Great Britain (Sotheby’s/PA)


Archipelagus Orientalis sive Asiaticus (1659) (Sotheby’s/PA)

Asiae Descriptio Novissima (1659) (Sotheby’s/PA)

18th century Double ended Marrow Scoop.

https://www.barnebys.com/auctions/lot/441869474/an-18th-century-double-ended-marrow-scoop-marks-rubbed/

Water Canteen or Gunpowder Container?

This one is claimed to be a American Revolution powder horn filling keg.
Can anyone help with primary documentation on these containers?
Thank You, Keith.

Women's Clothing at Colonial Michilimackinac

Friday, 14 April 2017

An original 18th century sundial compass.

A small sundial by Michael Butterfield of Paris brought a big price at a Massachusetts auction recently. The unusual octagonal silver antique sold for $3,198. Cowles Syndicate photo.