Burns Philp another era

Thanks to Thejuicenut at http://pearsnotparsnips.com/ for alerting me to the fact that I didn’t put up a picture of the charming and historic Burns Philp warehouse in Normanton up in outback Queensland. It looks a little dim as the photo was taken at sunrise during an early morning stroll. Quite possibly we were savouring the coolest part of the day. Continue reading Burns Philp another era

Goulburn Weir

In the Spring it is a pleasant drive through golden canola fields from Nagambie, Vic to the Goulburn Weir. Australia’s Irrigation scheme was the brainchild of later to become Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. Built of large granite blocks the Goulburn Weir was opened in 1891 and was the first ‘diversion structure’ in the scheme. Water from the Goulburn River is diverted from here into the Stuart Murray Canal which flows north to Rushworth and the Waranga Basin. When the weir opened it housed one of the Southern hemisphere’s first hydro-electric schemes which attracted tourists to marvel at the ‘illumination’. A … Continue reading Goulburn Weir