This alarmed Sydney Town greatly and alerted the Colonies to their defencelessness against invasion. The Crimean War and the "inevitable invasion" by Russia spurred the population into actively forming volunteer military groups. Upon British Forces withdrawal from Australia in the units were placed under the control of their colonial governments and were supplied with whatever weapons their government determined.
The Sea Wolf by Ian Grimble Take A Tour The Museum Collection and Displays have developed from a traditional collection of artefacts relating to the domestic and working lives of the people of Strathnaver Province, which covered a much larger area of the North West beyond the river strath of today.
This collection continues to be enlarged through generous donations of items, Strathnaver Museum led research projects and discoveries of archaeological artefacts, adding to our understanding of the past. Discoveries are made during the course of daily life such as the Bronze Age burial cist with cremation beaker, which was unearthed by road workers at Chealamay, Strathnaver.
The beaker is made of clay and would have held honey or mead photographed at the site with Highland Council road workers and Highland Region Archaeologist Bob Gourlay.
Along with a boot also in the museum it was found in the wall of a house in Melness while it was being renovated. It probably dates from the 19th century. The Main Room is dominated by the massive pulpit erected inemblazoned with the initials of the Rev. It was from this pulpit that David Mackenzie was obliged to read out the eviction notices in and more happily it was here that people from all over north Sutherland assembled in to testify before Lord Napier and his colleagues in a Parliamentary Commission.
Their subsequent report was accepted by Parliament and led to substantial improvements in the conditions of crofters and other small tenants. The Implement Room This room houses a selection of peat cutting tools, early laundry items and farm implements.
These stones are certainly older than the Farr Stone which can be found in the graveyard to the west of the Museum building. These Early Christian monuments probably date back to AD or even earlier.
The popular exhibition A Mackay Journeypart of our Strathnaver Clearances Bicentenary exhibition fromis still on display due to popular demand.
As well as lots of other Mackay memorabilia there is a wealth of Mackay family histories which have been kindly donated. High on the wall in the Mackay Room you will see a large three-dimensional motto of the Mackay Clan.
Under the glass display dome you will find the chanter and music of John Mackay, from Trantlebeg, Strath Halladale, a renowned local piper. During his lifetime he composed over tunes. When he was working on the croft a tune would enter his head so he would abandon whatever he was doing and run home to commit the tune to paper.
Johnny had ownership of a very old chanter, used by a Pipe Major in the 93rd Highlanders the chanter displayed in the showcase.
He grew up to become an engineer of note who built railways in South America and became a millionaire. Outside, the Pictish Farr Stone, a prominent rectangular slab stands in a vertical position a few yards west of the church.
The basic design is a ringed cross, but this has been elaborated with decorated panels, blended with great skill to produce a harmonious whole.
It probably dates from between and AD. Despite local tradition there is no mystery about its origin. It probably marks the grave of some important local, religious or political personage.
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Welcome to the Florence Nightingale Museum The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse. Located on the banks of the river Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, the museum attracts visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about the Lady with the Lamp and her Victorian world.
A number of sites had been put up as suitable locations for the new factory.
In the Lithgow Progress Association and the local member of Parliament Joseph Cooke (who was later to become Prime Minister) began lobbying for the consideration of Lithgow as the site for the proposed small arms factory. The official Great British Coin Hunt from The Royal Mint, a Quintessentially British A to Z coin collection celebrating everything British.