take a seat in Taralga NSW

Sometimes given the condition or location of a seat the best option is maybe to just stand around and take in the ambience of a small country town.  In this case it is Taralga, New South Wales. Advertisements

seaton’s farm: a labour of love and necessity

You can still smell the sweat and feel hard work that has gone into the property as you wander around the Seaton Farm.  Farming in the late depression years was challenging.  The Seatons worked the land, built the structures, created dams and these marvellous fences. This property is a credit to the Seatons and their endurance, courage and tirelessness. The property is part of…

refreshments at nindigully

What more can you ask for –  a great camp spot overlooking the Moonie River (in southern Queensland) on one side and the Nindigully Pub on the other side.  Refreshing all round!  

a powerhouse of street art

The Geelong Powerhouse has not generated power for over 45 years and sits abandoned.  Well, nearly abandoned, except for an awesome display of legal street art from 220 plus artists.  It is worth noting the building is some 6 stories high and covers 3000 square metres. Here are my favourites ……

Chillagoe charms

Tucked away a couple of hundred kilometres west of Cairns is the small town of Chillagoe.  The rainforest and the wet tropics quickly disappear and you are into dry country with lots of rocks and dust. Once a bustling smelting town, it is now much quieter.  Don’t make the mistake however of thinking because there is no hustle and bustle there is nothing to do….

no more child’s play

Sitting amongst other forgotten household pieces were these items of a children’s playground. No longer are they treasured or able to enjoy the laughter and squeals of children at play.  There were probably times too when the hot western Queensland sun on the slippery dip or the crotchety splinters in the see-saw caused other squeals from the little ones. There are no more laughter or…

Gundabooka National Park

A beautiful national park just south of Bourke in Western NSW.  Rich in the aboriginal culture and history of the Ngemba people. Red soil roads get you through and Gundabooka NP. The landscape is diverse.  Creeks were full of tadpoles and some nearly to be frogs.  The deep blue skies with a hint of rain in the distance created a wonderful backdrop for driving, walking and feeling…

a perspective of Broken Hill

With the backdrop of long and straight slag heaps from mining operations, a town still bustles. There are reminders of tough times and times which produced wealth and stature (and statues atop buildings) in the far western New South Wales town.   Corrugated iron remains a dominant feature on the landscape whether it be as fences in back alleys, or as houses which have stood…

Silverton – a town of character(s) in the desert

Not a big town these days, but rich in history, character, characters, art and artists.  Of course, Mad Max the movie was made here too.

the donkey at Silverton

A visit to the historic town of Silverton in western NSW is not complete without meeting up with the donkey. Friendly and fond of carrots, he moves around the town the catch up with the locals.