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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.

http://www.northernstar.com.au/story/2012/10/01/rock-valley-post-office-up-in-flames-fire/
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

5 comments:

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

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  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.

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

    Leslie
    abcw team

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

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  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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