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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wuthering Heights @ Bald Nob

Bald Nob is one of the most desolate locations in the whole Clarence Valley, indeed it only makes it into the valley by a km or two. Beyond the ruin a small hill marks the watershed between the easterly flowing rivers and the westerly  flowing rivers that eventually merge into the Murray Darling system.
You will find the Bald Nob Cobb & Co (Coaching) station on the Gwydir Highway. It has been falling down for a very long time and is a ghostly place with its broken pine trees and rusty roof. It always seems cold and windy when we drive past and I always think of Emily Bronte's dark, passionate and tortured tale.

"pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there, at all times, indeed : one may guess the power of the north wind, blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few, stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun."


  1. Quite the comparison! Sure looks like a place I'd like to explore, though, I'm scared of what I might find, or what might find me, rather. =)

  2. I bet that place has some stories to tell.

  3. Fascinating photos and story Mark. Has it all got beyond any attempts at restoration? Or no one interested or just too late?

  4. Rae there is a newish (1950's) farmhouse nearby that the coaching station is obviously owned by but there are also large Keep Out signs on the old building. Its not beyond restoration but whenever we go past, once or twice a year, I wonder will it have fallen down.

  5. Fantastic find Mark - Love that rust!


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