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

Friday, September 21, 2012


The Coastal Track meanders through beautiful heath lands on One Man Headland in the Yuraygir National Park.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

J is for Jacaranda

The first blossoms have been sighted and within a month Grafton's streets will be turned in joyous javenues of jurple and jauve.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Old Pavilions @ the Grafton Showground

When I was young these small pavilions were used by some of the local Department Stores, Gerards and Schaeffers (long gone)to demonstrate and sell appliances. These days they are used for bird and produce displays.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lakeside Living @ Lennox Head

Lake Ainsworth is a freshwater lagoon just 50 metres from 7 Mile Beach and the Pacific Ocean. It's water is brown due to the tannins that leach from the Tea Trees.
At it's northern end is the very well known and loved Sport and Recreation Camp that generations of school children have visited over the years. I wonder what ever happened to the fabulous Mrs McGillicuddy who regaled the kiddies with a different persona everday and a story about how her many husbands had met sticky ends. My favourite was when she wore the pith helmet and the tale of how she had accidentally shot number 3 while on a big game hunt. The looks on the school children's faces was always priceless.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stormy Night

After many weeks of warm dry weather we had our first evening storm of the season.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I is for Idyllic

Diggers Camp is a beachside hamlet surrounded by the Yuraygir National Park. This shingle beach isn't the best place to swim but it sure is pretty.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grafton Pioneer Park

The earliest communal burials in the Clarence Valley occurred in 1844 at a site on the corner of Turf and Fry Streets. The site was only used for a short time and fell into dereliction. In the 1970's it was the site of a rubbish tip! Only a few headstones remain and most are very worn. Christina Ross died in April 1868, the wife of Archibald McLucas. It seems unusual that her maiden name is used on the headstone.

In 2009 the council restored the park to celebrate 150 years of local government in the Clarence Valley and it is now a peaceful location with a lovely herb garden.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

St Joseph's Coraki

St Joseph's Coraki is a substantial brick church built in 1923. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Coraki Edwardian Bank

Coraki's main street contains a number of old buildings that have been converted into private residences.  This 101 year beauty has all the architectural features of  an old bank.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Coraki Hotel

Coraki still has one good pub, it's a friendly laid back place where you can watch the world (and the Richmond River) pass by.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Coraki 2471

The main street of Coraki has a neglected, time has passed it by feel. Once it was a great riverboat town situated at the junction of the Wilson and Richmond Rivers but it was bypassed by the railway and has slowly declined into a rural backwater.
I'm not sure when the Club Hotel closed down but it feels like it's just waiting to be reinvented and serve some new exciting purpose.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

H is for Highlands

Glen Innes prides itself on being the Scottish Capital of Australia ( although Maclean would disagree). The town has many 'Highland' attractions, such as the Crofters Cottage which serves excellent Cornish Pasties.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Theme Day - People Watching

When you meet people in the middle of nowhere you can't but help watch them!

On the 1st day of each month the City Daily Photo Community come together and shoot to a theme, for September it is People Watching. Click here for more entries.

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