This week I'm joining in again at
Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 6
with a number of wool shearing
sheds which I photographed last January
on a trip to Canberra (Australia's capital city).
This part of Australia is inland from the south-east coast
where I live (about 200k) which is in steep contrast to this
very dry, rocky landscape.
It consists of miles and miles of sheep grazing land
which has gentle slopes and gullies.
It is a harsh land where the winds are lazy,
burning hot in Summer and freezing cold
in Winter and the rain you can never count on.
This land was, and is, populated by people with courage and
Many of these sheds are still being used while many
have now been abandoned like this one below!
Even these shearer's quarters were amazing to see.
They were virtually used purely for eating and sleeping.
Most of these photos were taken as we drove along the
and then there were some odd amazing buildings still
being used as sheds and homes like these
beautiful hand built stone ones!
I'm sure this building below was abandoned many moons ago
being protected by a high barb wired fence to preserve
what is left of this two story home
and then on the same property was this old slab hut
which may have housed a hard working family
most likely many years ago
but there is something so special in these buildings
which we treasure, not just as being part of
our pastoral past and our Australian heritage but also
because of the fact that the materials that our decendants
used were meant to last!!!
Thanks Wen for being our wonderful and much appreciated
host once again this week!