Black Jack Anderson – Origins

Robert Gamble's Statement about the death and burial of Black Jack Anderson Digging deeper – where was Black Jack Anderson from? In 2018, I researched and wrote the 5 Minute History of Black Jack Anderson, Esperance’s notorious ‘pirate’, for an article that appeared in the Esperance Tide in July of that year (you can read … Continue reading Black Jack Anderson – Origins

Charles Sandell

This article about local Esperance personality Charles Sandell was originally published in the Esperance Tide. It's part of the 5 Minute History series, on local Esperance history.  In December 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition departed from Hobart, under the direction of Douglas Mawson. As teams from Norway and Great Britain were racing to be the … Continue reading Charles Sandell

George Harrison’s Visit to Esperance

From August's edition of the Esperance Tide, here is the 5 Minute History of when George Harrison came to town.... In 1983, a huge celebrity slipped almost unnoticed into the small town of Esperance. George Harrison of the Beatles arrived in town on a chartered plane, along with friend and co-worker Dennis O’Brien, and his … Continue reading George Harrison’s Visit to Esperance