A Daily Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Strathboogie

The 100,000+ acres of Strathboogie Station was squatted (stolen from the Aboriginal people/taken from the British Crown) in 1839/40 by Hugh Gordon. His wife Emily died giving birth to twins and then he married her sister who had come to the remote station to help raise the 6 children. To read more about this fascinating tragedy/romance and other historic pictures of the station  click here.
This shot is of the shearing sheds and barns. The white/green colour scheme is used on all the outbuildings and is very attractive.

Thanks to winter and the bare trees we had glimpses of the historic pink granite homestead and gardens.

This is a Barn Charm Post. Click here for Tricia's fantastic meme

12 comments:

  1. I agree Mark - these out-buildings look great painted in cream and green. Interesting history!

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  2. great, charming barn, it's a big one!! interesting history, i have been unlucky getting information about my barns, some are abandon and in other cases i can't find people who are interested in sharing the story!!

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  3. it's all in such terrific shape! looks like it would have been a lonely existence back then on 100,000 acres...

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  4. From a far the homestead looks very pretty. And the barn is pretty good looking too. Got to go to the link you link here I like this kind of stories ^_^

    Barn Charm

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  5. It's a very nice looking farm. I like the history and I love the name!

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  6. Such an interesting history for this homestead, especially that there were only two owners for so long! It sounds as if he was quite a prosperous man.

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  7. I think Australian history is fascinating!

    The farm looks prosperous.

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  8. Absolutely splendid... I just can't get over the fact that someone in Australia is participating in Barn Charm... How cool is that!!! =)

    The barns are gorgeous & the story is fascinating... the history of a place like this is very interesting to me... thanks so much for including it in this post.

    Thank you, also, for joining in & linking up to Barn Charm, Mark, very much appreciated =)

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  9. Lovely photos! Wonderful to see Australian barns and the history too.

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  10. I just love seeing the barns in different parts of the world. That is one sprawling barn. Love the green roofs.

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  11. That's one heck of a barn, and an interesting history. Great shot.

    NoteworthyMusings

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