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Jamieson

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  • Day46

    Doctors Creek Campground

    February 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Just a few kilometres south of Jamieson, are two excellent campgrounds. We have stayed at Skipworth reserve in the past because Doctors Creek was closed for repairs and upgrade.

    Now Doctors is open again. Camping beside a mountain stream is pretty neat with the sound of babbling water in the background.

    There are lots of birds. A large group of satin bower birds, probably females with last seasons brood. No sign of any males though.

    The little wrens were hopping all around and even came very close into our camp. We stayed very still and enjoyed the moment.

    Dozens of king parrots were here eating the many apples on a tree near the creek.

    The crimson Rosella's were here as well as others including the tree creepers.

    The weather has been quite pleasant. Temperatures during the day have been around 30 degrees with the night getting almost cool enough for a light jacket. Jamieson is quite elevated though, so one would expect cooler conditions.
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  • Day33

    Autumn Festival, Jamieson, Victoria

    April 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    This time of year, Victorian school holidays and approaching Easter, the chances of festivals are greater. We were able to make the short trip from Skipworth to Jamieson for the day for their festival.

    They gathered together old cars, horse drawn hay rides, gold nugget throwing, music and the pièce de resistance, cow pat lotto. I have never seen this game of chance anywhere else. A large paddock is divided into squares and tickets sold for each square. At the appointed time the cows are allowed into the paddock. The first square anointed with a cow pat is the winner.

    The Strathbogie singers moved tirelessly from stage to stage to entertain the many visitors. Local singers and songwriters poured out their hearts in song while bush poets regaled audiences with such classics as Mulga Bill's Bycycle, Man from Snowy River and many more.

    Many local blacksmiths belted items for auction from raw steel bar amidst showers of sparks anf tirelessly hammering on an anvil. Thor would have been woken by the noise and roar of hand blown charcoal forges.

    The gold nugget throw was keenly contested by local lads keen to impress. There was no limit to how many tries for a good distance so some lined up until they had aching muscles. The ladies and juniors threw smaller nuggets with chance of a roll increasing the distance.

    A mower drawn train ride had all the small children lining up time after time.

    This was a great day out.
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