Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Tarnagulla History Walk part 1

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Ok, so we're starting off with the most important bits....
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Now, this is the memorial of the Poverty Reef mind ( a misnomer if ever there was one as it was one of the richest little holes in the ground and the photos explain the name).

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This is the old managers 'house' for the slaughteryard that was just outside of Tarnagulla
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The salubrious kitchen with additional accoutrements
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A close up of the mudbrick
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Side shot of chimney
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St Francis' Roman Catholic Church that just turned 100 last month
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The Grey House - oldest part of the house is the centre bit from 1860 (where the restorers found original wattle and daub in the walls), then came the back part, then the wooden front part was constructed at the turn of the century.

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Old dairy out the backdoor of the Grey House
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Bakers oven reconstructed in repaired chimney just outside backdoor
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Restored open fireplace in kitchen which shares the chimney with the bakers oven
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Front of the house
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Original chair
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New lining boards on ceiling, which will be whitewashed
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Moreton Bay Fig tree, probably planted by original builders
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Hand made culvert which allowed the family to cross the creek to the road
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May leave it there for today otherwise the photo-heavy post will kill some 'puters.

8 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Lovely, lovely walk through time. Can you imagine buildings being put up today being here in that length of time (or being beautiful as well)?

Myst_72 said...

These are awesome :)

G
xx

River said...

My favourite here is the Grey House, especially the old baker's oven and the cute little dairy. Which is probably bigger than it looks. Unless they milked the cows outside and just stored and processed the milk (cream, butter, cheeses) inside it.

Andrew said...

If the Moreton Bay Fig was planted by the original builders, it has not received extra water or it would be much bigger. It will be a very tough and strong tree.

ELIZABETH said...

wondering if the chair was at all comfortable....

Jayne said...

It would be lovely, EC, and a good change ;)

Yep, more to come, G :)

I think they may have stored cheeses and milk in it, River, it really is quite small.

The chap who took us through it said the tree has been that size all of his life and he's in his 60s, Andrew; very shallow, sandy soil so probably a hardy survivor.

None of us dared try the chair, Elizabeth, as it's from the 1860s and we were all slightly more well-fed than who the chair was built for lol.

Debby said...

I love looking at old buildings. Someday, when I get meself there, you'll have to take me on a walking tour! Deal?

Jayne said...

Deal, Debby!

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