a glimpse of Tasmania

Tasmania, a wonderful place to visit, explore and feel the clock wind back in time.

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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.

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 the Weddin Mountains National Park (near Grenfell NSW), probably more famous for Ben Hall’s Cave.  The walk to the farm and its surrounds captured my imagination more than the cave.

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 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 the test of time, or on old roof tops which are colouring gracefully with age.

Many of the town’s mining operations have now closed but they still dominate the landscape as reminders.  So do the street names, which are all mineral inspired, as you might anticipate. Navigating around Broken Hill is like reading a periodic table.

The human footprint rather than nature dominate this town in the desert.

 

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.

Silverton donkey & a local

Silverton donkey

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