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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

L is for Local Loss

In January I blogged on Australia's smallest post office in the hamlet of Rock Valley near Lismore. I sadly have to report that on Saturday it was burnt to the ground.

This will be devasting for the Rock Valley and nearby communities as the tiny post office was a hub of village life. Police are still treating it as suspicious. I also see in the Australian newspaper that there has been a call to rebuild it, as besides being vital to the community it was also a tourist attraction. There is a sad but lovely story in yesterdays Northern Star about Joyce Bailey who was 3 years old when the first Rock Valley Post Office began on her verandah in 1930.

Linking to the ABC Wednesday meme


  1. LOCAL POs in the US are being LOST because of budgetary reasons. Sad either way.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Oh dear, I thought you were going to tell us it was being closed. This is so much worse.
    I hope the community can manage to get it rebuilt.

  3. What a tragedy! I do hope they can get it rebuilt and in its original style to retain its heritage!

    abcw team

  4. Oh what a shame. I do hope that they can rebuild with the same charm as the original!

  5. The cutest post Office I have seen.

    Catching up with ABC. Got busy the past couple of days and just now have the time to visit entries.

    Leaping Chipmunk
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team


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