While scouring the countryside for titbits of information to satisfy my readers, I often come across remnant sheds, farm houses and machinery that are slowly returning to the soil.
It is clear to me that a BIG AUSTRALIA with megacities of multicultural people who have no interest in the heritage of a depopulated rural area is inevitable.
I am fascinated by rural history; People led a tough but usually rewarding life. I am posting images of places I find on Google Photos to leave a record of their existence.
This link contains images of the abandoned Virgo family farmhouse south east of Highbury. Private property.
The house, probably built in the early 20th century is mainly weatherboard with a corrugated iron roof and printed metal ceilings. It would have been hot in summer and freezing in winter, but a great advance on earlier mud batt and mud brick places. Earliest dwellings consisted of calsomine painted hessian walls with a tin or brush roof. Imagine the privations of an English wife who came to this with only a camp oven for cooking and water carted from a nearby soak.
I was privileged to find historic undergarments!