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Friday 23rd April 2021

The town was really busy today as it will be all weekend.... The White Cliffs Rodeo on and it been on every year for over 100yr's...


Do you want to learn to weld today in White Cliffs the class was in full swing...


They now call it Trapper's Accommodation in White Cliffs (A few years ago they called in PJ Underground Accommodation)...

 


Then the Toy Library turned up in town, the kids love that...


Just 2km's out of town the Rodeo is starting to fill up... A big weekend in the little town...


There are some big rigs out at the Rodeo....

The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo is one of the last remaining bush events in the Western Division of NSW. The Gymkhana has been held annually for more than 100 years and is one of the few continuing successful weekend outback events. The weekend is packed full of Gymkhana Events catered for all ages and the Rodeo to top it off. People come from far and wide to compete and watch. Free camping and showers all weekend. Catering throughout. This is a great outback family weekend. Read More CLICK HERE

The pub will be alive tonight in White Cliffs, you all have fun....

 

 

 

Thursday 22nd April 2021

What a great day we were all guest of the Governor of New South Wales....

Margaret Beazley, AC, QC is an Australian jurist who is the 39th and current Governor of New South Wales, serving since 2 May 2019. She was the president of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the first woman to hold the office, from 2013 until February 2019. Wikipedia
Nationality: Australian
Office: Governor of New South Wales since 2019
Books: Appeals and Appellate Courts in Australia and New Zealand
Education: University of Sydney-Law School, The University of Sydney

What nice people the people of White Cliffs came along to the Sporting Club...


Took the pictures with my camera...

Great people...


Carol and Margaret Beazley, AC, QC chat at the sporting club. The town loved their guest's

Read the website Click Here...

 

It was a great night the town love seeing the Governor...

We have more pictures coming of the day from Marco...

You all have fun....

 

 

Wednesday 21st April 2021

From Susan in Canberra some of the Worlds best art, Susan it be great to see...

Monet...

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. Ballet Dancers. c1890-1900.

Gauguin - A Vase of Flowers 1896

 

Constable - 1833

National Gallery Canberra Click Here..

 

Great stuff Susan gives a bit of class to Three Dot...

Tomorrow a special store on Three Dots we had a visitor today and having supper with them tonight to complete the story...

So come by tomorrow, you all have fun...

 

 

 

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Still cleaning out the Bedroom where we had a bit of a rock fall, just a lot of work and I do a bit each day hope to have it all cleaned up by the weekend, just have to wait and see...


Tree are quite green this year, this was taken in the no man's land next to our land needs a big cleanup but I bet we will never see shire worker...


My tree I planted in 1995 it still growing.... Right on our border the water tank belongs to next door the air shaft is ours and our bedroom is 28 feet below the ground...


Looking up the hill to the South East of home...


Taken from our front door look north towards Turley's Hill...

Tomorrow a big day have to see my doctor, and have a meeting tomorrow night....

Hope you like today's pictures and you all have fun....

 

 

 

Monday 19th April 2021

The RFDS aircraft service department drove to White Cliffs to fix an plan at White Cliffs Airport....


All fixed and the covers being locked down... You can always feel safe when you fly with the Flying Doctor they take no risk... Great lot of people....


Rodeo coming up in White Cliffs....

The White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo is one of the last remaining bush events in the Western Division of NSW. The Gymkhana has been held annually for more than 100 years and is one of the few continuing successful weekend outback events. The weekend is packed full of Gymkhana Events catered for all ages and the Rodeo to top it off. People come from far and wide to compete and watch. Free camping and showers all weekend. Catering throughout. This is a great outback family weekend. Click Here


White Cliffs general Store...


White Cliffs Hotel Motel...

 


Underground home on Turley Hill White Cliffs...

I started moving rock out of inside bedroom today I do a bit each day.... Also started cleaning up out the house need to spray more weed killer around this year.... Just been cleaning up around home we are looking all good so far this week....

You all have fun...

 

 

Sunday 18th April 2021

The air balloon "Air Wale From Canberra" was in the sky over Albury this weekend, Kylie and Joyce went and seen the whale flying from the old Lavington Sports Oval, Albury....

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Back in White Cliffs I did a lot of work on the wall in the bedroom, ...


I pulled down a bit more wall that was really wet behind... It may take three weeks to fix the wall ...


I did check all the pipes and taps on the outside I did find this on the outside with a drip maybe one drop a minute, it is fixed now...


This is the only tree we have on the west side of the house... We have been trying to grow it for the past six years.

 


The old washing machine gave up working after 8yrs, this is the new washing machine we got it in Mildura on the way home from our road trip that finish last Wednesday after five months ...

Work on the wall cleaning it up will take about 10 days we plan to remove about ten buckets a day...

You all have fun next week, we will...

 

 

Saturday 17th April 2021

Our drive way up to our home, but not my doing Tony a good friend drove up the hill with his grader, just magic Tony and thank you....

Now the not so good news we had a small hole in the wall and I plan to fix it I start and around 30sec later I had a really big mess the wall fell away big time... what a mess...

O' Dear what a mess a big time mess in our main bedroom... I can fix it but that's a big job...


Have already started cleaning up, you the buckets with dirt and take outside... This is around 18ft (6m) underground... Some days you should not get out of bed... When it fell down I was working on the wall and my right hand took a really bad hit...

The only up side of today we found some Opal in the wall, as a local told me "that's the life of a outback Opal Hunter", hahaha .....

The wall that fell felt wet and we need to let it dry out that may take a week or more... We have two bedroom's so we will stay in the caravan tonight and move into number two bedroom most likely tomorrow...

As I say you all have fun we sure did today... HaHa...

 

 

 

Friday 16th April 2021

White Cliffs and Home....

Most of the day having a big cleanup inside the underground we are almost there .... Just a lot of work...


White Cliffs Music Dome it be good to see it used in the next month ....


What you see from the street the back of the Music Dome it was Government funded.....


Sunset tonight taken from home, not great but not bad....

Still in the caravan sleeping the bathroom inside is all cleaned up and nice and clean after a really big clean up...

It is getting late so I better get this on the net...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Thursday 15th April 2021

Had local Internet trouble, It's 9:30pm and just came good...

As you know we are back home in White Cliffs and we worked our butt of today I was on the vacuum cleaner almost all day I never see a live one but sure seen some dead ones, and a lot of mouse poo...

People all over the out back in the North West of New South Wales, had big trouble with mice and we were not left off the mouse list... We are cleaning with bleach and disinfections and that was our day....

We did buy a new vacuum cleaner on the way home it sure got a work out today....

I take the camera for a drive tomorrow there are a few new things in town...

Three Dots is a bit light on today and will get back into it tomorrow....

We are still sleeping in the caravan till we are perfect inside the underground...

You all have fun, we sure had fun today.... Three Dots back up tomorrow...

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 14th April 2021

Tonight home White Cliffs:


It is sure flat out here and only one corner in 300km's..


Flat Flat.... all the way...


Always love the trees here, I think they are covered in dust...

 

Yes we are back home in White Cliffs we left on the 3rd December 2020 and:

Back home today 133 days later .....

The average night cost $18.38, total $2445.03...

Highest cost for a night $37.50 (Broken Hill)

Lowest cost for a night Leeton $15.00

We did stay nine nights in free camps at zero cost...

 

We are in the caravan till we clean up the house.... May take a day or two....

 

Lot a work ahead to clean up... You all have fun...

 

 

 

Tuesday 13th April 2021

We are still in Broken Hill tonight, but head home tomorrow morning to White Cliffs 300km drive...

Canberra (From Susan in Canberra)
Hot air balloon in the shape of a whale over canberra....


Taken by Susan on her new phone, very early in the morning.... Thank You...

 

In Broken Hill...

Our last night for this year on the road trip at the Broken Hill caravan park....


All sort caravan and campers here tonight...


Rally here tonight and the support car gets a service....


Have to love this a big bike with a V6 motor in the back...


Jumping castle for the kids in the park ....


There are a lot of nice caravan here tonight in the Broken Hill Caravan Park...


As you can see the park is near full tonight...

The car and caravan are sure for the trip home tomorrow, most of it is food for home in White Cliffs...

You all have fun home tomorrow we have been away almost 5 mth's wonder what we will find...

 

 

 

Monday 12th April 2021

Left Mildura around 8:30am and headed for Broken Hill 300km's away the good news was we had the wind behind the caravan all the way ....


Nothing out here to look at and I felt the long drive today sitting on 87 kph all the way ....


This is a rally big building in no where... It is the pumping station for the pipe-line Wentworth (Murray River) to Broken Hill the pipe line is 260 long...


It is a good road with a 110kph speed limit... we sat of 87 kph all the way...


Outside Broken Hill the hills are made up of many peaks I am sure I will see smoke here one day...


This picture is from 20km's away the new Broken Hill mine head ...


In Broken Hill main street today....


Court House in the main street of Broken Hill....

We will be here for two nights then we drive home to White Cliffs....

You all have fun ....

 

 

 

Sunday 11th April 2021

Our last day in Mildura it been a good day we went and picked up our new washing machine and I had to repack the car to fit it in... Came from the Good Guys.... Picture's today are from the Lady of the house....


This is the main bridge across the Murray River at Mildura....

As you can see we had a lot of wind along the weather today...


House Boats on the river to much wind to be on the river today....


The Kids play ground in the Caravan Park today, the wind kept them away today...


Parts of the Caravan have names this part is called Frog Hollow but never seen a Frog, Autumn and the leaves are falling from the trees as you can see in the picture...

This maybe odd, but I brought a sowing machine today a very small one for us to use in White Cliffs a real basic machine at my very first job I used a sowing machine at the Albury Woolen Mills... Not that I remember much but I have a go...

Early tomorrow we head North from Mildura about 300km's well that's the big plan...

You all have fun this week....

 

 

 

Saturday 10th April 2021

In Gol Gol, Mildura on the NSW side of the river.... We went for a drive along the river and found the rich homes in town... There are really nice homes I was told $3,000,000 plus for the homes that back onto the Murray River ...


At the back door you have the river....


They are really nice homes and are all in Gol Gol on the NSW side of the river...


Pictures here and below taken with my phone, this is the best Supermarket I have ever been too.... It is about one year old and perfect in ever way....


Bread baked onsite, coffee shop...


How good does it look and it is not a Cole's or a Woolworth's it is an IGA... and well priced...

It is in Gol Gol, Buronga on the Murray river...

Well that's today and you all have fun....

 

 

 

Friday 9th April 2021

Mildura today we went for a drive around the New South Wales side of the river, good fun....


Sitting in the Murray River "Coonawarra" nice old boat....


The "Rothbury" 1881 sail every day on the river...


For all the picker this is on the Murray river NSW side there a lot here to pick....


Told they are peppers .....

 


Another way of say Men's and Women.... Taken in Gol Gol next to the river...


Ok now it is your turn tell me about this tree...


It is always a great site here in Gol Gol the Murray River....

The weekend is here and this time next week we will be home in White Cliffs have to see the doctor in Broken Hill, Diabetes again... Been a problem for 32yr's.... Think you call that on going....

Looking forward to this weekend in Mildura....

 

 

 

Thursday 8th April 2021

We moved onto the west this morning from Balranald and ended up in Mildura.... And plan a few days here....

From Balranald to Mildura 160km's trip an easy drive....


Lake Benanee our first stop today at the free camp for coffee and a rest by the lake....


Lake Benanee is an over flow lake from the Murray River I have seen it up a lot higher...


A map and the old finger points to Lake Benanee....


Then onto Mildura and the Murray River.... (I really like this place)....


The river from the caravan tonight....


From New South Wales looking to Victoria....


The lady of the house took this picture and it is right on... Well done...


Also on the river a big Goose came close to check us out...


A long way away with a lot of zoom on the camera the duck family having a walk....

Yes we are in Mildura a place we really like and it is packed with hundreds of kid on school break...

Do some shopping tomorrow we need a new washing machine for home..... You all have fun... I take the camera for a walk around town tomorrow....

 

 

 

Wednesday 7th April 2021

Balranald New South Wales....


It been a pack up day in Balranald today we move west early in the morning... What you see here is a BBQ (joking), and the Murrumbidgee River the river runs into the Murray River about 45km's away....


We have a very nice park here and are setup on grass the ducks walk around all day...


This is an old bridge that was across the river and lifted up to let boats go by... It is now in the caravan park here in Balranald, it's last resting place....


A building in town that's had a big face lift and looks good... What paint can do...

We move West tomorrow and look for a park there... Lot of people on the road this week.. Like this park in Balranald 95% of people only stay one night the park is full over night and near empty but 11am each day and full by 6pm at night.... We have been here two nights....

You all have fun... Tomorrow we move....

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th April 2021


On the road to Balranald today we did 241km's a long way for us... There is a lot of nothing out here it is flat as far as the eye can see...


Once a year I take a picture of the car with caravan for Three Dots The car turn over 200,000 km's today...


Balranald main street it is not a big town but it is a very neat town...


More of the main street...


The old Balranald Goal (lock up) in the town centre (read below)


Good bit of fun reading at the lock up...


It may be an army training track but no it is a kids play ground (looks to hard for this old man)...

We are planning to stay here for two nights it is a great caravan park, very clean more on Balranald tomorrow night ....

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Monday 5th April 2021

We are in a very small town of Goolgowi New South Wales.... It is a long way from every where on the Kidman Way or the Mid Western Highway...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Goolgowi
New South Wales

Goolgowi is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°58′0″S 145°42′0″ECoordinates: 33°58′0″S 145°42′0″E
Population 402 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2652

Location
623 km (387 mi) W of Sydney
530 km (329 mi) N of Melbourne
50 km (31 mi) NW of Griffith
LGA(s) Carrathool Shire
County Nicholson
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer


Goolgowi is a small town located in western New South Wales, Australia, around 650 kilometres (400 mi) west of Sydney via the Mid-Western Highway and is the administrative centre of Carrathool Shire. At the 2016 census, Goolgowi had a population of 402.

The town water is supplied via a bore and there is a separate non-potable water supply to each household. It has a primary school and a 25-metre (27 yd) public swimming pool. Other services include a general store, service station, ex-serviceman's club, hotel, two motels, several mechanical workshops and a metal fabrication/engineering business.

The horse racing trainer, T. J. Smith was raised in Goolgowi.

 


The local Caravan is the best part in town it is well lay ed out....


My best view as I unhook the caravan.... I know I need a hair cut... Taken by the lady of the house....

It is only a one night stop in town we move on tomorrow to the west of here....

You all have fun this month....

 

 

 

Sunday 4th April 2021

We left West Wyalong early today I did not like our stay there, the show grounds was not great and the new toilet block needs a big clean at $20 a night it's worth $5...


Weethalle on the Mid Western Highway as we turn west towards home... but still a long way to go... The Silo at Weethalle is worth seeing and part of the NSW Silo Trail....


The sheep are in the walkway part of the Silo Art....

Rankins Spring around 45km's past the Silo Art a small with a great Caravan Park where we stayed tonight...


Next to the Caravan Park in Rankins Springs...


The road out of town as far as you can see Rankins Spring is around 65km's North of Griffith...


The only servo in town, there is a pub, shop caravan park and that's about it....

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rankins Springs
New South Wales
Rankins Springs Mid Western Highway
Mid-Western Highway passing through Rankins Springs
Rankins Springs is located in New South Wales Rankins Springs Rankins Springs
Coordinates 33°50′0″S 146°15′0″ECoordinates: 33°50′0″S 146°15′0″E
Population 173 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2669

Location
559 km (347 mi) W of Sydney
65 km (40 mi) N of Griffith
91 km (57 mi) W of West Wyalong
LGA(s) Carrathool Shire
County Cooper
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Rankins Springs is a village in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia in Carrathool Shire and on the Mid-Western Highway. At the 2011 census, Rankins Springs had a population of 299 residents living in 145 private dwellings. The settlement is strung out along the Mid-Western Highway and adjacent railway line. The main agricultural activities of the district around Rankins Springs are the growing of crops such as wheat and oats, and beef-cattle and wool-production.

We leave here tomorrow and head West.... You all have fun....

 

 

 

Saturday 3rd April 2021

We are in West Wyalong but cannot say I love it lot of junk and a big lack of paint town... Guess you cannot love every place you go... We are only here for the night....


Lot of junk like the car you see yet it is in a main street in the town...


West Wyalong main street....


Also in the main street of West Wyalong this building needs some paint...


Local pub in the main street .... be happy to move on...


Not a bad picture of the main street of town....


Cannot say it is a wide main street but is was busy today Easter Saturday...


We stayed at the West Wyalong Show grounds tonight...

Tomorrow we start moving West for a few day towards home... We plan to visit some town on the way... There is no rush...

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Friday 2nd April 2021 Good Friday...

We stayed home today and packed up the caravan and the car we are ready to move North tomorrow Saturday there is very little traffic up this way for Easter... So we are moving north tomorrow... There are 14 vans and motor homes in the Temora caravan park tonight mid next week we will turn towards home in White Cliffs...

It was quite hot here today and we had the air conditioner on most of the day..

That all we have for tonight and we are looking forward to our next stop....

 

You all have fun...

By the way we had a big win last night at the RSL Club in Temora.... $100.00 Sea Food Tray...


To much for the two of us so we handed it out around the caravan park today....

 

 

 

Thursday 1st April 2021

Temora New South Wales:

The old Temora railway station is worth seeing if you like old thinks...


The railway station today.....

You are looking at wide picture of the railway...


What is Gidginbung (I am not sure what it is I try Google) ...

Report from Google:
Gidginbung
Town in New South Wales
Gidginbung is a town community in the north eastern part of the Riverina and situated about 18 kilometres north west of Temora and 50 kilometres south east of West Wyalong. Gidginbung Post Office opened on 1 October 1891 and closed in 1978. Wikipedia
Elevation: 302 m
Postal code: 2666
Weather: 27 °C, Wind S at 8 km/h, 38% Humidity
Local time: Thursday 5:07 pm
Federal division: Division of Riverina

Thanks google:

This is at the railway station a town music dome, looks good....

We have been here in Temora for a while and it is time to move on, we are looking at moving north on Saturday this weekend so tomorrow is a pack up day....

A new month April 1st today, so you have fun... Happy Easter....


 

 

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Barmedman New South Wales...

Last day of the month and we are in Temora for the Easter break... East is not a good time to travel on the road so you all take care over Easter....


Last night sunset from Temora show grounds, nice colour...


Barmedman 36km's North of Temora a very old town some people would say a broken town... but we enjoyed our visit and will return...


The craft shop come coffee shop was a shop worth a visit and very good value...


I say an old bank but now closed....


There are two Hotels in town this one the Barmedman Hotel ....


And across the road the Queensland Hotel and am not sure if it trades... You have to wonder how it got it's name in outback New South Wales...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Barmedman New South Wales
Main street of Barmedman
Barmedman is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°09′0″S 147°23′0″ECoordinates: 34°09′0″S 147°23′0″E
Population 212 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2668
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Location
35 km (22 mi) from West Wyalong
457 km (284 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) Bland Shire Council
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Barmedman is a rural village in the Bland Shire in the New South Wales state of Australia, located approximately half-way between West Wyalong and Temora. Barmedman began as a service centre for gold-mining operations in the area. Nowadays the local district has an agricultural economic base, including wheat and canola cropping and sheep grazing. It is the home of two large wheat silos with a combined capacity of over a million bushels. At the 2011 census, Barmedman had a population of 212. The township's name is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'long water'.

For more on Barmedman CLICK HERE..

End of the month and tomorrow it is April 2021.... You all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Junee New South Wales...

We had been there a few times so we drove from Temora to Junee just for a visit and meal at the Junee railway station... What a great place to visit and eat....


The railway station in Junee...


The Railway Cafe, a lot more than a cafe very up market meals...


How does that look yet it is a railway station....


The trains have a long stop here Sydney to Melbourne and return trips...


Train in the goods yard...


It is a very nice railway station ....


This is outside the Cafe....

Back in Temora at the caravan tonight and wonder what we need to do as Covid-19 has popped it's head up in NSW and in Qld... After Easter we may head for home, we are to old to get Covid...

We will see how it all pans out....

You all have fun....

 

 

 

 

Monday 29th March 2021

Cootamundra is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and within the Riverina. It is within the Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council. At the 2016 Census, Cootamundra had a population of 6,782. It is located on the Olympic Highway at the point where it crosses the Muttama Creek, between Junee and Cowra. Cootamundra is not on the Hume Highway, but its railway station is on the Main Southern line, part of the Melbourne-to-Sydney line. Abb McAlister was elected mayor of the newly-formed Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council on 21 September 2017.

Cootamundra is the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman AC, an Australian cricketer universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. Although he never lived in the town and his parents left Yeo Yeo (some 18 km from Cootamundra) when he was two, the town celebrates this connection with the Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum, the home where "The Don" was born, a fully restored visitors' site featuring cricketing memorabilia and artifacts.

Cootamundra is the home of the Cootamundra wattle. Every year there is a large 'Wattle Time' Festival held at the time the wattle starts to bloom, with an art show and festivities.

 


Target Cootamundra just closed at the weekend ....


Cootamundra main street ...


Still in the main street of Cootamundra....


Lot of nice old buildings in the area, another bank building....


Albion Hotel in Cootamundra on the corner, the town has a lot of green plants like in the picture above....

We had a good day in the Cootamundra Area today around 60km's from Temora where we are staying...

Tomorrow we are going Junee to have a look.... I like Junee that's one place I do like....

 

You all have fun.... Almost Easter....

 

 

 

Sunday 28th March 2021

We went out to a local lake this afternoon, just great place to visit really good... and took some great pictures around the lake....


The lake is full after all the rain we had last two weeks...


There are power boats on the lake


We plan to return over Easter next weekend... We do not want to travel on the road over Easter Week ....


This is a really big lake and you can sit here for hours...


Coffee and Food available from the van and not badly priced....


You not allow to take kids so I took the plants around the playground....

We will return over Easter long weekend it is a really nice spot....

 

From Dianne and Adrian taken on their trip to Tasmania..

Photos Maria Island Tasmania

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The cement tower's are part of our family history as my father worked on the building of the towers...

For the record the website "a1onsite.com.au" passed 1,015,000 hits today...

A big Three Dots today hope you like it and you all have fun...

 

 

 

 

Saturday 27th March 2021

We went for a drive in Temora today, a hot day then a cold day with a drop of rain, we went for a drive around town. Temora it is a big town a lot of home in the area....


Seen a display of picture raining today and took a picture or two....


Makes for a good frame....


Always good to turn the camera upwards... In the main street of Temora this afternoon....


Another good looking old building today....


Temora Post Office another nice old building in the main street....


Next to the Post Office an old bank building... The old buildings make for a really old building....

I sorted out the back of the car late today it is tidy for now, did check out the car today water and oil and all good, needed nothing... We left home in White Cliffs around the 1st December and we have traveled a total of 7,700 km's so far this year...

Hope the rain stays away for the weekend... You all have fun...

 

 

 

Friday 26th March 2021

We sure had a wake up call this morning a power transformer on the far pole went up in flame and smoke it sounded like a car crash it sure made noise.... We did not have any loss of power...


The shell in the main street of town....


The main street in town Temora has a very big main street....


Looking up the hill a very busy Temora...


Looking the other way in the main street....

Spent some time having my sugar level checked out today I been getting some high number of late 22, 26.... we will do more to sort it out next week...

Well that's our first full day in Temora and it was a nice day....

You all have fun this weekend...

 

 

 

Thursday 25th March 2021

Tonight we are in Temora setup at the show grounds...

Temora is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418 kilometres (260 mi) south-west of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2016 census the urban population of Temora was 4,054.

Temora has been reported as being the friendliest town in New South Wales, following a series of mentions in the Sydney Morning Herald's Column 8, which organised a bus trip to the town for Sydney readers in 2005.

Temora was named by John Donald McCansh. In September 1880 he told the Warwick Argus:

I took up the country for a sheep run in 1847, my sole companion being Valentine Lawler, who was then lessee of a station ('Nimbi') on Cunningham Creek. We could not ascertain the native name of the place as there were no blacks about, and rather than give it an English name, I called it 'Temora', the native name of a property near which I lived some years previously in another part of the Colony. I gave the station the name specially because it was aboriginal and I liked it. I did not know at that time, nor for years afterwards, that Temora was a name in Ossian’s poems.

Neither the Wiradjuri Dictionary (2010) nor the Macquarie Dictionary of Aboriginal Words (2006) lists "temora" or any words similar to it, but the Dharug language dictionary online defines "temora" as "a tree standing alone". Alternatively, in the Celtic language it is derived from a term which means "an eminence commanding a wide view."

Not sure how long we will stay here in Temora just wait and see there is a lot to see in the area....


The railway station...

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Some old buildings in town...


We had a big rain storm in the afternoon today, thunder the whole light show... so I took the pictures tonight from the internet here hoping tomorrow will be a far better day...

I take the camera for a drive tomorrow...

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th March 2021

Ariah Park New South Wales.. :

We had a surprise late today, four really good friends we met in Leeton came and visited us in Ariah Park today it was great to see them... Thanks people it was really good to see you all...


This is a good looking town yet very small, this is the centre of the divided road in the main street....


Every business in the main street is full, but they are "not shops" they are homes, you buy a shop and turn it into a home. Yes they are all homes then you fill the front window with what you like.. A shop/home sells about $80,000 as you see here...


More homes in the main street of town (old shops, now homes) you put what you like in the window's...


Another home in the main street, really old stuff in the windows.... Note this is a home...


The town pub is real and open to the public...


Men's Shed, and local Spar Supermarket, the Old Westpac Bank is now a home...

Looking up the main street a really neat town... Ariah Park...

Our two days here are up we now move on to Temora 40km's away in the morning.... Ariah Park is worth a visit just above Wagga Wagga if you live in New South Wales you need to visit. We stayed at the football ground (really good) ....

That's Ariah Park, you all have fun...

 

 

 

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Ardlethan: New South Wales...

History
Ardlethan was established in the 19th century after gold was discovered but gold mining was short-lived. The railway line opened in 1908. Passenger services ceased in 1983 however the line remains open for goods trains.

Warri Post Office opened on 1 October 1907 and was renamed Ardlethan in 1908.

Tin mining began in 1912, and became an economic backbone of the town. A major labour strike in the 1930s gained national coverage. The open cut pit was at one time the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and is located approximately 5 kilometres North West of the township. Mining eventually went underground and continued through to the late 1980s. The tin mine was reopened in late 2001, particularly for alluvial mining, but closed in mid-2004 after Marlborough Resources was placed under voluntary administration due to disappointing results at its new processing plant, poor tin price hedging results, and lower-than-expected tin reserves. Australian Tin Resources Pty Ltd (ATR) now owns the mine. As at 24 January 2019 ATR had received Development Application consent from Coolamon Shire Council for a Rehabilitation and Tailings Reprocessing Project on the site. They intend to first carry out small scale pilot plant processing operations on site for about 2–3 months to prove up the processing technology, before increasing the scale of the operations.

Population
In the 2016 Census, there were 387 people in the Ardlethan urban centre. 77.1% of people were born in Australia and 81.5% of people only spoke English at home.

 

 


The railway station at Ardlethan...


The Supermarket in the main street of Ardlethan...


Across the road in the main street a free caravan park (in the main street)...


The local club is also in the main street of town....


There are a number of shops in the main street, one of the better towns in the area...

Tonight we set up camp in Ariah Park and we will look around here in the morning.... Taking the camera for a walk ...

The rain has stopped this afternoon and we are looking forward to a fine day...

You all have fun.....

 

 

 

Monday 22nd March 2021

Mirrool where we are tonight is a small town four street a big really big Wheat Silo, No shop but a great camp site that worth a visit and the only business we seen "The Pub"...


Great place to spend a night or two...

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When your farm implement is past it's use-by date you bring it to town and park it in the street, heaps of old stuff to look up...


The big wheat silo in Mirrool, they are really big but could you kick a football AFL, over the silo... Read below.


Each year 2nd Saturday in October they have the big kick off


Mirrool Hotel 1916 across from the Big Kick 2nd Saturday in October


Sitting all on it's own this little home but it did look good...


In the 60s it was a car new, now a pot plant... Just good fun...


What can I say, it has a TV dish on the roof and the new fence is holding it up... Maybe and old shop in Mirrool... maybe someone still lives there...

Another wet day camping in the caravan but we did go for a drive around town but nothing open...

You all have a good week, have fun...

 

 

 

Sunday 21st March 2021

Beckom:

Beckom is a village in the central part of the Riverina. It is situated about 5 kilometres north-east of Ardlethan, and situated about 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of Griffith. It had a population of 170 people on the 2006 Census night. The town was established with the opening of the railway line in 1908. Passenger services ceased in 1983 and the station closed in 1985 however the line remains open for goods trains.

Beckom Post Office opened on 4 January 1909 and closed in 1993.

 

Last night we stayed at Beckom around 150km's north of Wagga Wagga it is a very small town maybe ten streets and last night 40mm of rain...


Where we stayed last night next to the Bowling Club at Beckom park it is a free camp with power and water near by...


Beckom Park has toilets, BBQ's bin seating...


Toilets for campers to use... Well done Beckom....


Across the road the Beckom Hotel a very old Hotel....

That was last night, tonight we are in a even better park Mirrool only 20km's from Beckom and it has rained all day long we did visit the local hotel today for lunch... I take picture's of Mirrool tomorrow just non-stop rain here today...

Just about to go look for a heater we may need it tonight....

You all have fun we will try keep dry hahaha.... Now to try upload this we have a very slow internet here...

 

 

 

Saturday 20th March 2021

What happen today we went to a Birthday Breakfast in Leeton and we had a really great time... We met the big group below at the Leeton Show grounds and we all talked over the last three week's ... What a great group of people we had a number of meals together...


We went to a Birthday Breakfast at the local coffee shop in Leeton... Stir main street Leeton... A fantastic group of people....


The other end of the table...


The birthday girl with birthday cake.... we did hear she was 21 again....


Then we hit the road heading North to Barellan a small town as we found a very old town....


The home of Evonne Goolagong of tennis fame... The big "Tennis Racket" Barellan....


The Barellan pub 1924 almost a 100yr's old....


A small old town Barellan... Worth a good look ....

We left Barellan at 11:30am and headed to the west and tonight we are in Beckom tonight another very small town... the camp here is a free camp with power and water....

Tomorrow will be about Beckom you all have fun...

Have a good weekend....

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th March 2021

What happen today well, we packed up our camp and went to the supermarket in Leeton we are leaving in the morning and heading North about 50 km's it was a hard day getting ready to move on... It is a no pictures day on Three Dots the first one in a long time....

I take some more pictures tomorrow on the way north, we have been here the last three weeks in Leeton... If you have never stayed here give it a visit, the local Bowls club is a great place to have a meal... And a walk along the main street is a must....

The weekend is here and you all have fun....

 

 

 

Thursday 18th March 2021

Adrian my brother and his wife Dianne spent the last week in Tasmania with there motor home, now returned they sent "Three Dots" some pictures...


On the boat (ship) Spirit Of Tasmania..


This is a special shop to me, my father John ( Jack ) Duncombe worked here he was born Swansea 1903 worked here 1914...

I see the family name on the Honour Board here in Swansea...


Rain and wind in the town of Penguin in the North of Tasmanian


Adrian was saying how narrow the roads were... Picture from inside the motor home on the way around Tas...

 

 

Leeton:

As for Leeton today we had rain all day and it is looking wet on the weekend... We are planning to move north on Saturday but will look at the weather a day at a time....

Thanks to Adrian and Dianne for the pictures today...

You all have fun.....

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th March 2021

We went for a walk in Leeton today up and down the main street of town, good fun....


Gift shop in the main street of town, we went shopping...


Timeless Treasures in the main street....


Across the street Best and Less (now have some new socks...)


A place to sit in the main street of Leeton....


Top floor a nice place to have a flat.... above the coffee tree...

Had a good day in town today we went out for lunch....

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Tuesday 16th March 2021

Today is from Ian Apollo Bay and Susan in Canberra sent three dots some great pictures....

Apollo Bay on the south coast of Victoria.... I could walk around Apollo Bay for hours....

 

Below from Susan in Canberra and the light festival...


Canberra light festival...

I love to see this in Canberra...


Just so good I love to have been there this year we did think about it... Susan thanks for the pictures...

We are planning to go for a drive tomorrow and take some pictures for Three Dots... We will leave Leeton on Saturday and head North to some really small towns before we turn for home and the outback of New South Wales...

You all have fun' if you read Three Dots send in a picture of where you live in or out of Australia...
rexdun@outlook.com

 

 

 

Monday 15th March 2021

In Leeton today....

Leeton railway station is a heritage-listed former goods yard and railway station and now bus station and railway station is located on the Yanco-Griffith line at Dunn Avenue in Leeton in the Leeton Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as Leeton Railway Station and yard group. The property was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

History
The NSW Government's plans for the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) Scheme, commenced with the Barren Jack Dam (Burrinjuck Dam) and Murrumbidgee Canals Construction Act 1906. Construction of the dam commenced in March 1907 with the construction of initial site facilities. Much of the work was to be undertaken by the Public Works Department, which included the construction of canals, weirs, channels and bridges. With this irrigation system in operation, the Government hoped to attract hundreds of new immigrants to a new farming region. The building of a narrow gauge railway to provide access to the site was also commenced in 1907.

The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Act 1910 established the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Trust. Minister for Public Works, Arthur Hill Griffith, was appointed as first chairman of the Trust in 1911. It was soon obvious that the grand scheme was beyond the competency of the Trust, and so the Irrigation Act 1912 saw the Trust superseded by a Commissioner for Water Conservation and Irrigation (the Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission, or WC&IC). The first Commissioner, Leslie Wade, was appointed from 1 January 1913.

Wade's vision for the MIA was "looking to new railways to service the area, new business enterprises to handle and market the produce, processing facilities, power generation, and domestic water supplies and commercial service centres to support the expected population. Two urban designs were required. The town of Leeton, named after the prominent MIA supporter Charles Lee and (the town of) Griffith after Sir Arthur Griffith." Wade saw an opportunity for his vision in 1913 when Walter Burley Griffin came to Australia after winning the international competition for the design of the new national capital in Canberra. "For Leeton, Griffin proposed a new town centre around a prominent hill. Two water reservoir towers on top of the hill were to provide the main entrance to the town. A grand central plaza would lead from the towers, complete with ornamental pools and a fountain. The drawings depict large buildings with typical Griffin geometric forms similar to those that grace the Griffin drawings for the national capital".

"During 1914 Griffin was sending blueprints of the Griffith railway line and was also undertaking the urban design for Griffith, including the terminus for the Barellan to Griffith railway then under construction." Leslie Wade suddenly died on 12 January 1915. With the project's key promoter gone and Australia's involvement in a world war imminent, enthusiasm for the grand project waned.

"Leeton got its circular street pattern and water towers, the first of which was completed in 1915, with their classic Griffin features. For years they were framed by the typical "outback architecture" of the School of Arts building erected by the WC⁣ in 1913. A railway connection was made with Narrandera in 1922 and the infrastructure of a typical Australian rural town emerged over the years". Leeton station opened on 6 March 1922. Opposite the platform lies a passing loop.

Leeton became a settlement for post World War I migrants and soldiers who came to settle in the MIA. The Yanco to Griffith line opened from Narrandera to Griffith on 6 March 1922 and was used to freight vegetable and horticultural produce from the MIA to Sydney markets and ports.

In June 1921 a goods shed was transferred from Bangaroo to Leeton for use by the Construction Branch. Leeton station opened on 6 March 1922 with a concrete drop slab station building, signal box and 123-metre-long (404 ft) platform on the Down side just past the goods traffic level crossing. The pre cast concrete drop panel construction for station buildings became a standard railway construction method, particularly throughout the 1920s. Approximately 140 pre cast drop-panel concrete station buildings were constructed in regional NSW during 1919 - 1932. There were five standard designs that ranged from the Ac1 which was a simple waiting room, through to larger station buildings such as the Ac5 which was used at Leeton and featured five rooms in a U-shape form with front verandah. The standard designs were later reissued as Pc1- Pc3 in c. 1925.

The original arrangement at Leeton included a crossing loop between the platform road and the goods loop siding, the latter serving a goods shed and loading dump platform. At the Down side of the yard there were various sidings including those for the Leeton canning factory and butter factories, and on the Down side there was also a stock loop siding for stock races. A triangle for turning locomotives was provided behind the passenger station.

In July 1923 a crossing loop and five-tonne (six-short-ton) gantry crane were erected and in September 1938 a triangle was installed. A 90-kilolitre (19,797 imp gal; 23,775 US gal) single-tier water tank on timber stand was located between the goods shed and loading dump platform, probably in c. 1938. An additional siding was provided in 1936 for fruit growers. A footbridge was constructed in 1959 by the local Council.

In 1965 the parcels room was enlarged, and the signal box incorporated into the main structure. The wheat stacking siding was removed in c. 1988.[7][8] The station building is now used as a Countrylink coach stop and as an operational railway station two days per week. The former goods yard is no longer in use.

Description
Major structures - Managed by Transport Asset Holding Entity
Station Building - type 12, standard "Ac5" pre cast concrete (1922)
Platform - concrete
Signal Box -pre cast concrete, now part of Station Building (1922, relocated/ modified 1965)
Major structures - Managed by ARTC
Goods Shed (c. 1921)
Goods Loading Bank (c. 1920)
Weighbridge and Hut (c. 1922)[1]
Station building (1922)
The station building is constructed of concrete drop slab panels, a standard material used throughout regional NSW during the 1920s. The main building presents as a symmetrical elevation, with a 1965 extension to the east to incorporate the original signal box. The roof is gabled with two protruding transverse gables at each end. The roof was originally clad in asbestos cement tiles, but has been partially reclad in painted corrugated iron.

The original building is a "U" shape floor plan which originally incorporated five rooms, with central waiting room and Station Master's office, flanked by a store and parcels room in one wing, with a ladies waiting room and bathrooms in the other. A verandah is incorporated on the roadside elevation between the two projecting wings. The platform elevation features a large awning supported on simple timber brackets. Windows are double hung timber framed.

Signal box (1922)
The signal box was originally constructed in 1922 at the same time as the station building, which was also constructed from pre cast concrete drop slab panels. In 1965, the station building was extended, which resulted in the signal box being incorporated into the main form of the station building. As such, the roof profile of the original signal box has been altered to be incorporated under the new gable of the 1965 extension.

Landscape
Plantings - on platform palm trees in particular.

Moveable items
Station seats and the station sign.

Condition
As at 18 July 2013, buildings are generally in good condition. Leeton station building has retained a moderate degree of integrity and intactness, albeit with later extensions. The original form and construction of the building are still evident. The precinct has a low level of intactness.

Modifications and dates
In 1965 the parcels room was modified, and the signal box was incorporated into the station building.

Services
Leeton is served by a twice weekly NSW TrainLink Xplorer between Griffith and Sydney split from Canberra services at Outbound. NSW TrainLink also operate a road coach service from Wagga Wagga to Griffith via Leeton.

 


Leeton Railway Station...


Food van in the main street of Leeton open every night...


From about 500m away the Leeton Show grounds...

An easy day in Leeton today and the start of our last week in Leeton...

 

 

Sunday 14th March 2021

Darlington Point New South Wales...

Yes, we went to Darlington Point 50km's from Leeton, just to have a look.... And give the camera a good run...


Been here a number of times Darlington Point that is and found this new shop "River Walk Cafe"...

 


The old supermarket still there....


The Ford Territory pulled up at a water trough just in case it needed a drink...


The skate park in Darlington Point...

We had a good drive today it was fun and there is a caravan park at Darlington Point....

Good day...

 

 

 

Saturday 13th March 2021

Leeton: Show grounds, it was a very hot day here in Leeton 36c this afternoon and really hot in the caravan the air conditioner was working really hard all day...


Took some pictures in the caravan park, this is a modified 6x4ft trailer ...


Normal basic caravan it is a nice van....



Our end of the park that's our van left side of picture... There are 11 vans here tonight in total...


This is a great setup. great for around Australia Trip...

It is very now but looking to the west rain may be on the way to cool us all down...

 

From Bernie: You seen this picture a few weeks ago but Bernie gave it a make over for me....

I chopped down the intruding telegraph pole for you. They will all now have to use their mobile phones in Leeton ha ha. This image is hi-re's. if you want to make an enlargement for framing. Be very striking on a white wall in dugout.

The other photo is one I took of the Coongie Lakes out of Innaminka in 1982. The original is on slide film. This is just a rough copy. you can see the dust spots in the black foreground. They are not there on the original.

Thanks Bernie for the make over (no wonder the power went out you cut out the power pole, hahaha...

 

Hope tomorrow a better day and we all have fun....

 

 

 

Friday 12th March 2021

Yanco:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New South Wales
Yanco welcome sign, hotel and Bills horse trough
Yanco Hotel, welcome sign and a Bills horse trough
Yanco is located in New South WalesYancoYanco


Coordinates 34°36′0″S 146°24′0″ECoordinates: 34°36′0″S 146°24′0″E
Population 505 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2703
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Location 3 km (2 mi) from Leeton
LGA(s) Leeton Shire
County Cooper
Parish Yarangery
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall


24.0 °C
75 °F 11.4 °C
53 °F 391.4 mm
15.4 in
Yanco is a village with a population of 505 in Leeton Shire in south western New South Wales, Australia. Yanco is a Wiradjuri aboriginal language word meaning the sound of running water. Yanco is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Leeton along Irrigation Way. Yanco is home to the Powerhouse Museum, McCaughey Park, Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre and Yanco Agricultural High School.

Yanco North Post Office opened on 1 March 1888. It was renamed Yanko in 1892 and Yanco in 1928.

 


Yanco New South Wales...


The Murray Irrigation Area....


The MIA had to start somewhere and this was the first peg...


Murrumbidgee River...


The Nation al park at Yanco...

You all have fun over the weekend ... That's Yanco NSW....

 

 

 

Thursday 11th March 2021

A very wet day in Leeton today all the fruit pickers got washed out and stayed home, we are not picking fruit..


From the car in the show grounds today.... Like pictures in the rain you all ways get good colour... (color for US readers...


See what I mean by good colour in light rain...


The main street of Leeton today was really busy...


Had a Pizza for lunch not good for my sugar level but is did taste good...


Good picture in the wet... they say more rain to come tonight....

Back home in the caravan we had the rest of the day off but we did have a loss of power for 30min's today ...

You all have a great weekend and have a lot of fun....

 

 

 

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Where History Meets Comfort 101 years old Hydro Motor Inn Leeton...


The Historic Hydro Motor Inn offers a clean and comfortable stay in a grand, period building.

With a comfortable bed to relax in, a flat-screen television complete with Foxtel, and free Wi-Fi, The Historic Hydro Motor Inn is the ultimate destination to make your visit to Leeton one to remember.

Operating within The Historic Hydro Motor Inn is The Freckled Duck Bar & Restaurant, as well as a range of conference facilities. We welcome those who want to come for a quiet drink after work, dinner with the family, a large organisation’s annual meeting, or newly weds celebrating their special day.

Within the property there are wood fires which are operational as the seasons require.

Read More CLICK HERE..

The Motor Inn is 101 years old and you can just walk in and have a look...

Hope you enjoy today on Three Dots.... You all have fun...

 

 

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Leeton:
We went around town today where we are staying and came across Henry Lawson's home in Leeton a very small home and today it is looked after...


Henry Lawson's Home today...


Gift shop in the main street of Leeton (Easter is on the way)....


Lunch at the bakery in the main street of town...

We are staying at the show grounds in Leeton and we have trots on tonight so I go for a look...

 

More from Canberra: Thanks to Susan...


As you can see it is a really big week in Canberra and a big thank you to Susan in Canberra...

A big day on Three Dots as we near 60,000 hits on the website you all have fun this week....

 

 

 

Monday 8th March 2021

Canberra:

Susan in Canberra sent us today's, pictures for "Three Dots" ... Some nice pictures...


Really good picture, thanks Susan...


Is this a fish ??...

Pictures from Canberra they had a big weekend in the capital over the weekend, I have been told the balloons are going to Albury Wodonga next weekend, you need to check this out....

They are saying NSW will have rain this week....

We are planning to go for a drive tomorrow with the camera ...

 

You all have fun...

 

 

 

Sunday 7th March 2021

On Friday night 10 people from the park went to the Bowl Club for a meal we all put in for a meat tray and we ended up with two... So last night the group had a big meal together. And this morning we all had a really big breakfast, we all had a great time...


Water filtration plant in Leeton


Main street of Leeton "Hairy Corner" good fun...


Haval Cars there are a lot in Leeton the dealer in the main street (right of picture)


The new plaza at the end of the main street in town.. The Aldi a good shop... The Chemist has a drive-thru... for scripts...

In the caravan park (show grounds) this afternoon a blue sedan doing about 90kph came in the gate then 10sec later a police car with all fairy lights come in and they set off around the show grounds with now way out the police had a win... Someone in a lot of trouble....

We had a good week end and good fun...

 

 

 

Saturday 6th March 2021

Leeton this morning we went to the market in the park in town... We were told a farmers Market but only one farmer there but there be about 40 stall holder in the park this morning....


One of the walk ways today in the main park in town...


Lots to look at as you walk around...


Music in the park as well today, it was really good...


You can turn a old shovel into bit of art as you can see here...


Wooden toys on sale...


Art made of barb wire... It looked good...


Kids hair and dress up ...


We went early and by the time we left it was really busy as you can see here....

Enjoyed the market today enjoyed the walk around... We ended up at Woolworth's for the Fruit and Vegetables...

Really nice cool day in Leeton today...

You all have fun...

 

 

Friday 5th March 2021

Leeton:

An easy day today we are staying at Leeton Racing Track and we had to walk about 60m to the track today... We are staying at the track so today was Free for us...


maybe we could buy them a can of paint haha....


The start and they are racing....


Next time I bet on number one it was placed in every race I seen today...


I only bet $10 for the day and won $5.90 Mumu not great... but we had fun ....

Tonight we are going out for a meal with 10 others from the caravan park the park is near full tonight....

 

An easy day on Three Dots will go for a drive tomorrow.... And thanks for all the comments on yesterday and the malt house...

From Bernie: In Howlong..

You might be interested in this media release from the Murray–Darling Basin Authority:  

https://www.mdba.gov.au/media/mr/bushfire-runoff-impacting-water-quality-hume-dam-downstream  What is surprising is that despite the water quality being bad, anglers have in the last month been catching up to and over 100 redfin per day. Yellabelly are still being caught where none of both species show any detriment. In actual fact this years redfin catches ,both in numbers and size have been the best I can ever recall.

Also from Bernie:

Photo shows a 30 metres photographic mural produced by a French artist being carried across the dry bed of Lake Cawndilla, Menindee lakes. There are 4 banners of that size, the other three of local water activists working to save the Darling. The other pic., dated 4 Feb 2021, shows an extensive area of the Darling with toxic algae. The river at Wilcannia at present is only knee deep...

 

You all have a great weekend....

 

 

 

Thursday 4th March 2021

Craft Malt

OUR STORY
In 2019, Southern Cotton and Voyager Craft Malt formed a partnership with a shared vision for the malt industry - build a sustainable world-class, craft malting facility to supply artisan malt to elite whisky distillers, craft brewers and bakers.

Voyager Craft Malt produces small batch artisanal malts from locally grown and regionally sourced grains in NSW's Riverina. We specialise in growing and malting hand-crafted malts from a diverse range of premium quality grains.

In just 12-months, after taking a hands-on approach, the team have transformed a 'greenfield' site into an operational state-of-the-art craft malting facility.

During the planning stage, the directors realised that there was nowhere to showcase the beautiful products created with Voyager Malt - that's where the Whitton Malt House idea began.

Established in 2020, our one-of-a-kind cellar door is designed to bring together the incredible products distillers, brewers and bakers produce from our malt, for visitors to enjoy in the one beautiful location.

Sitting alongside a working malt house, enables visitors a truly unique insight into the malting process, from the field, right through to the finished product - all in the one location.

 


Whitton Malt House... it is so big...


Manmade lakes and water every where...


Golf can you hit a hole in one and win a prize....


Cabin to stay the night at the Malt house...


A man made water fall and there still building....

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Hope you like Whitton Malt House.... Good fun....

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Wednesday 3rd Marchb2021

Not a lot to say about Whitton in New South Wales it is a very old town between Griffith and Leeton... but we can say yes we have been there....

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Another town that need a lot of paint....

Whitton Park in the main street, the town has a number of water towers...

Maybe someone is working on the home, solar on the roof and a great front door, it looks like work in progress it looks like it's been that way for sometime...

Rice Bowl Hotel in the main street of town....

Post Office in Whitton 2705 post code....

We have been and seen not far from Leeton....

If you are into Beer, Craft Beer and Whiskey have a look tomorrow, you can stay the weekend if you like tomorrow on Three Dots...

You all have fun....

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Griffith New South Wales:

History
Griffith and other towns were created as part of the New South Wales State Government's Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) project, a plan to supply irrigation from the Murrumbidgee river to open up western New South Wales for farming .

The town plan for Griffith, and nearby Leeton, was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1914, an unusual geometric pattern centred on a set of circular streets, with broad avenues radiating out in an octagonal arrangement. The streets were surveyed mostly according to that plan, and Griffith was declared a town in August 1916.

Plan of Griffith, 1914
The main dam of the scheme was the large Burrinjuck Dam on the Murrumbidgee between Gundagai and Canberra, but was not completed until 1928. The Berembed Weir, near Narrandera, was built in 1912, diverting water from the Murrumbidgee River into the Bundidgerry Creek then into the Main Canal of the MIA at Narrandera. The Canal, almost a river in its own right, flows through the MIA, supplying water to the entire area, then flows through Griffith as part of the geometric plan, and peters out to the northwest of the town in rice farms.

The water supply was further enhanced with the construction of the Snowy River scheme by the Australian Federal Government in the 1950s and 1960s. The Blowering Dam, a large dam near Tumut stores a significant amount of water to be released down the Murrumbidgee for irrigation around Leeton, Griffith and the newer Coleambally area south of the Murrumbidgee and Griffith.

From the start of the MIA, citrus and other fruit and vegetables were grown in abundance around Griffith. In the 1950s the irrigation area expanded to include large rice farms. Vineyards were established early, and wineries followed, beginning with McWilliam's Wines at Hanwood and Yenda, two villages just outside the city.

From its earliest days, the MIA was populated by Italian workers, some of whom were initially employed by Australian farmers to run steamboats on the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers. Approximately 60% of today's Griffith population claim Italian background. These include the initial settlement of Italians from the boat crews and other Italians who came out to Australia in the Depression, or from a second wave of immigrant Italians who came to Griffith in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

In the 1970s, Griffith was often associated with drug distribution (particularly marijuana) and organised crime, as depicted in 2009 by Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. However, Griffith is now associated with good wine and food, primarily as a result of its diverse population, with notable contributions by Italian-Australians. Griffith's multi-ethnic population is now absorbing new national groups, including a significant Sikh Indian community. The city is sister city with the Italian city of Treviso in the Veneto Region. Many Italians in Griffith are from the Veneto Region or the Calabria Region of Italy.

The Italian influence expanded the range of fruit and vegetables, and also significantly increased the number of wineries and the range of wines produced by the existing wineries in the region, such as McWilliam's. De Bortoli, Rosetto and other wineries were established by Italian immigrants, and today they are well known around Australia. In recent times they have been joined by one of the country's best known wine labels, Yellow Tail, produced by Casella Family Brands. Casella, DeBortoli, McWilliam's, Warburn and Berton Vineyards are now among the top 20 wine producers in Australia.

Griffith is the cathedral city of the Anglican Diocese of Riverina. The foundation stone of the Parish Church of St Albany the Martyr was dedicated in 1954. It was proclaimed as a cathedral in 1984.

Enjoy Griffith:

 


All pictures today in the main street of Griffith...

We had a good day in Griffith it is a good size .... We drove to a lot of place in town...

Hope you like it and have fun....

 

 

Monday 1st March 2021

A new month gee this year is going really fast March already ....


Where we are staying in Leeton and this Friday afternoon we have a Harness Racing Meeting and we are welcome and it is free...


You can see in the picture an AFL Football ground it is all part of the Harness Racing track... The car park is where we camp for the next week...


The Harness Racing Track today about 80m from our caravan...


A place to sit on Friday afternoon there are a lot of buildings here...

This is a first class track and really nice mowed lawns....


Same track looking the other way....


Looking up around 100ft the Harness Racing lights look hard and you will see around 50 birds...

All pictures today taken within 100m of the caravan so we have somewhere to walk around we are going for a drive tomorrow to Griffith and I take the camera for a run....

Hope you have fun in March