Friday, October 24, 2008

As promised... of my trip to Geraldton and Greenough.

The HMAS Sydney Memorial on Mount Scott, Geraldton. The story behind the seagulls in the sculpture is that during the last strains of the Last Post during the dedication of the site for the memorial, a large flock of seagulls flew overhead.

We visited Glengarry. Part of this estate is the house in which Edith Cowan was born. (Edith Cowan is featured on the Australian $50 bill) The mud brick house has just been recently been re-roofed. I have a fascination with old stove ovens. I do so love them very much. I wish I had an old style stove oven in my kitchen.

In its hey-day, Glengarry was world renown for breeding studs. This is the stables and that circular space is where they broke the horses.

The interior of that circular space.

The shearing sheds at Glengarry are still in use. The shiny floor boards inpregnated and preserved by lanolin.

Greenough is famous for its tress that grow bowed to the ground. This one was at Central Greenough at the Greenough Hamlet.

Greenough school, in the Greenough Hamlet. The interior was recreated with desks and chairs of the era complete with holes for inkwells and names scratched into the timber surface.

Of all the wonderful buildings I visited during my trip, it is this image that I take with me:

The serenity. The green of the grass, the blue of the sky and the fields dotted with hay bales.


  1. love the shearing shed photo!

  2. Glad you liked it. The light when we were in the shearing shed was that warm soft light. Quite amazing.


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