Old Oddity: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

The Boreen Point Hotel has changed little since its inception at Gympie in the gold rush of the 1870s. Well perhaps they have put in new carpet.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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15 Responses to Old Oddity: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. lifelessons says:

    I love these old hotels. There was one near my house in CA that was listed in a book of the world’s most haunted hotels. It was the Brookdale Lodge. A river really did run through it and took out part of the hotel sometime in the 80’s or early 90’s. After that they diverted the river but could channel a drawoff through the hotel.

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  2. Fascinating bit of history, such engaging and interesting photos.


  3. Pat B says:

    What an interesting frame on that mirror. Are those sand dollars or shells?

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful entry Irene. Thanks for playing. 😀

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  5. jan says:

    Staying in old hotels is so much fun – especially if they’ve added indoor plumbing and new carpet! Love the name of the town – Gympie!

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  6. Would love to stay the night here – wonderful ambiance. Something that modern steel doesn’t approach.

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    The mirror is fabulous. I love old places like this!

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