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Quambi House


This photo of Quambi House was taken at Stroud in New South Wales, Australia. It is just one of a number of old heritage buildings in the town.

 

Quambi House

Unknown Grave – St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church


This photo was taken in Stroud at St John the Evangelist’s Anglican Church in New South Wales, Australia. It is an old grave with an inscription no longer able to be read.

For more on the church visit:
http://www.stroudfriends.org/

Unknown Grave

Bulahdelah


So I was right about my day when I spoke of it yesterday. Not a lot going on today, so today’s post will be more about yesterday. I hope that makes perfect sense to everyone – it sounded even worse with the original way I was going to write it (I was trying to be clever, so went for simplicity in the end).

Bombah Point Ferry

ABOVE: The Punt at Bombah Point BELOW: On the Punt

On the Punt

To get to Bulahdelah from Hole in the Wall, you need to go via Bombah Point and the ferry service there. I guess you could also call it a punt. Many people still call it that. Anyhow, as the pictures show, it doesn’t cover a great distance. How much is the charge for this journey – at the moment it’s $5.00 AU. Seems a little excessive for something that’s over in less than 5 minutes. Still, there is a wage to pay, maintenance, etc. Still, you wouldn’t want to be doing it too often. You do get a ticket though (see picture at right). Punt Ticket

The road to the punt isn’t too bad for an out of the way road. On the other side between the punt and Bulahdelah though… well, that’s a different story and is typical of gravel roads in this council area. It is full of large pot holes. The road from Hawks Nest to the punt is all sealed. You also go past the Pacific Highway upgrade near Bulahdelah and Mount Alum.

So arriving in Bulahdelah you enter near the old Court House, so I thought I’d stop and have a quick look.

The Court House isn’t open to the public too often. The note on the door indicated it was open on Saturday mornings, but I wouldn’t be too confident in what was on the note, it had been there for quite some time and was rather weather beaten. There are some old bits and pieces laying around the grounds of the Court House, from Bulahdelah’s logging and mining history. Being into history, I enjoyed having a bit of a look at these items, which you do see time and again throughout the region in various museums, parks and even in the bush. The whole region enjoys a similar history, particularly logging.

Bulahdelah Court House

ABOVE & BELOW: Bulahdelah Court House

Bulahdelah Court House

Mining History

ABOVE: Mining History Relics BELOW: Logging History Relics

Logging History Relics

Following the time spent at Bulahdelah Court House, I decided it was time for lunch and if you follow me on Foodspotting or visit my profile page, you would know that I found a cheese and bacon sausage roll (from Bulahdelah Bakery – best bakery in the district) for lunch (I actually had two – naughty), while reading a newspaper parked out the front of the visitor centre. Why there? Well I decided I might as well grab some info. on some areas I’m thinking of visiting in coming days, as well as further down the track. I have a visitor centre practically next door to me, but since I was here I might as well pop in.

Bulahdelah Bakery

ABOVE: Bulahdelah Bakery BELOW: Bulahdelah Visitor Centre

Bulahdelah Visitor Centre

So after that it was back down the highway and to Tea Gardens once again.

For more on Bulahdelah:
http://www.bulahdelah.net.au/

For more on Tea Gardens:
http://www.teagardens.nsw.au/

Australia: Northern Territory – Tennant Creek


Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo shows the old Overland Telegraph Station at Tennant Creek, built in 1874.

Australia: Queensland – Mt Isa


Frank Aston Underground Museum

Frank Aston Underground Museum

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo shows an old wagon at the Frank Aston Underground Museum.

Carrington: Old Church Building


Carrington Church of England

Today I am posting two photos of the same building, taken many years apart. The building in the photos is the old A.A. Company’s (Australian Agricultural Company) Church Building at Carrington (Port Stephens) in New South Wales, Australia. The building currently serves as a private residence.

Carrington Church 2003

Speers Point: Old Service Station


Speers Point GarageToday’s photo is of the old service station on the main road at Speers Point, New South Wales, Australia. I can barely remember a time when this place served as a normal petrol/service station in the conventional sense (in Australia). It was being used as a mechanic’s shop which sold a bit of petrol now and then about the time when this photo was taken.

Your Age on Other Worlds


This site can be described as a web application with a difference. Here you can enter your date of birth and then the application will tell you how old you would be if you were born on another planet within our solar system.

See more at:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/age/