Northern Areas

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  • Day18


    March 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Jamestown, birth place of the Aussie icon, R M Williams and home to the big battery.
    The agricultural based town is siuated 3 hours from Adelaide. The town is set amongst gums, often laiden with noisy cockatoos.There are many typical old stone buildings.We visited the interpretive display in honour of R M Williams. Born in Jamestown 24 th May 1908, living with his family on a nearby farm till the family moved to 5 Percy St Prospect when he was 12. This address was where he established himself as the mecca for bushman.
    A mosaic themed town name greets you in the main street. It displays sheep with gumboots on. The china pieces making the boots are donated heirloom pieces from locals, the boots a tribute to R M. and his famous boots and saying " step up boots and all "
    We visited the nearby Bundaleer forest, established in 1875. It was known as " the birth place of Australian forestry " being the first plantation in Australia where a diversity of exotic and native timbers were planted in a bid to find the most suitable plantation tree for the area.
    Jamestown has recently gained attention by the renewable energy source, the Hornsdale wind turbines and storage battery system. Whilst the energy storage area is off limits , situated in a paddock approx 1 km from the road, we could park near some of the many turbines and see sheep happily graze nearby.
    After our Jamestown stop it was time to pack up and head home, planning our next adventure on the way.
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  • Day1

    Interesting 1st Day

    October 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Upon arriving at our campsite on the Hanson Farm for camping, Shaun decided to go for a walk to avoid helping set up the camp site. After he was away for over an hour we decided to find out where he was. We could not find him for over an hour and a half. Big thanks to Denys, Maree, Kathryn and Levi for helping us find the little beggar!! Brady and I had searched every inch of the paddock and the very steep ravines.Read more

    Cathy Pendergrast

    Oh no!

    Cathy Pendergrast

    Glad he's safe.

  • Day24

    Gladstone Goal

    December 13, 2015 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    War definitiv ein Highlights in South Australia!
    Über einen Flyer in einem Information Center erfuhren wir von einem historischen Gefängnis in dem kleinen Städtchen Gladstone. Ein kurzer Anruf und nichtmal 10AUS$ p.p. ermöglichte uns eine Führung von dem letzten noch lebenden ehemaligen Gefängniswärter (der Typ war mindesten 95 Jahre alt). Darüberhinaus bekamen wir die Erlaubnis dort zu Übernachten.

    -Ein ganzes historisches Gefängnis ganz für uns alleine-

    Nach diversen Geschichten seitens unseres Zeitzeugens über Suizide, Morde und Geister (jaaaaaaa er zeigte uns sogar Bilder von angeblichen Erscheinungen) suchte sich jeder von uns eine eigene kleine Zelle für die Nacht. Im Anschluss begaben wir uns auf Erkundungstour.
    U.a. - Gefängnisturm
    - Aboriginal Trakt
    - den Friedhof (auch getrennt in Aboriginal und "Rest")
    - die Kapelle
    - den Innenhof
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