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.
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.
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.
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.
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.