Category Archives: 5 photos 5 days

Day 1: 7 Day Nature Photo Challenge

I was invited by Judy Dykstra-Brown to take up the gauntlet and participate in a 7 day nature posting challenge. As part of the challenge I am to nominate a person on each of the seven days I post a … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 5: Pitchi Ritchi and the Alice

These photos were taken when cameras were not of the quality they are now, but I’m sure you’ll get the idea. Pitchi Ritchi is a bird sanctuary and open-air pioneer museum which opened in 1955 by Leo Corbet. As you … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 4: Silverton Pub and the Vegemite Painter

Silverton is a desolate spot 26 kms north-west of Broken Hill and these days itsĀ populationĀ is somewhere between 50 and 60. Originally a silver mining town it is now predominantly a tourist town although it has a thriving arts community. One … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 3 The Battle of Broken Hill

Hostilities were raging in Europe and the Ottoman Empire had declared war with Britain in October of 1914 when the Battle of Broken Hill came to Silverton on the 1st January 1915. Silverton a small town (popn 60) 26 kms … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 2 Losing it outside Goondiwindi

Lost in Australia can be frightening. Particularly when you don’t know where you are, the petrol gauge is showing empty and you have two German tourists in the car that are already fed up with travelling and fearful of the … Continue reading

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Five Days, Five Photos, Five Stories: Day 1 Goondiwindi

Thank you to Norah Colvin who nominated me this challenge. Norah’s passion is childhood education and even if you don’t have children, there is always thought-provoking insightful writing that keeps those grey cells working. The Victoria Hotel in Goondiwindi was … Continue reading

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