A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Can You Spare A Match?

The last remnant of the once extensive Poplar tree forests that serviced the Federal Match Co in North Grafton.



  1. Meaning ... that the FMC no longer makes matches?

    I love this shot, and shots like it.

    Once upon a time, back through the mists of time, there was an English show on tele (Sunday night, ABC) about members of the resistance in France.

    The opening shot was though a sepia stand of trees lining a dirt road. Stuck in my mind .. 'Secret Army' ... ah memories.

  2. Grafton used to have a number of manufacturing industries but they mostly closed in the late 70's early 80's. The FMC had been around for a long time. These days the old factory is a major Country Energy depot.
    I also like these type of shots. When the poplar forests were at their height it used to look amazing. Every direction was a perfect row.

  3. It would be nice to think of this small grove spreading into a forest again, but I guess there is stock there now keeping the suckers down.


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