Sunday, June 28, 2009

Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement Part 8

Gday all
Put on your walking shoes and come join me in a stroll through Swan Hill pioneer village. I must warn you it will take a few hrs.

Once again click on any or all to enlarge pics.
Pauline outside the Swan Hill pioneer settlement.

The first thing we see is Mum feeding her Joey.
Then this gentleman on his Penny Farthing cycle, now this looks like hard exercise.
The old car was carrying a lot of school kids
waving and having fun.
We went for a very uncomfortable ride in this carriage around the settlement.

Along the main street.A very uncomfortable looking invalid bed inside the Chemist.
Potions line the shelves inside the Chemist.
Lower Murray Inn, pub.
The kegs on the counter inside the pub.
An Old wine press outside (looks like they made their own wine).
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As we went past here the lady asked us to come in and play dressup and of cause we did with lots of fun and laughter

I've been pinned in to my outfit and Paulines getting pinned into her outfit. We all look like we have put on weight But alas! we all have our winter clothes on Hence why were getting pinned into the outfits.

Carol and Pauline being quite the ladies.

The three of us all dressed up.

Hahaha we had fun getting dressed up in these costumes.

A one room cottage

Mud brick kitchen,

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This home must have belonged to a wealthy owner.

See the dinning room Below

they even owned a washing machine out the back

and a cellar out the back
inside the cellar

This Shelter made from malley roots was being used as a shelter for the horse

as we walked through the streets
We come past this open shed that housed quite a few carriages I have only posted a few.

this one is called the sociable

inside post office.

look at that switchboard
the Traveling school
A horse drawn caravan and the bath outside.

It was to dark to take a photo inside.I couldn't see a stove to cook on but it had a chimney..

I hope you all enjoyed your stroll around the settlement.

these are only a few of the photo's I took.

Next stop Home sweet Home .



Blogger Winifred said...

What a marvellous museum Jeanette. It would be a great visit. You did look the part in your costumes, very posh! I noticed the Bluw Willow crockery. It's been around a while. The washing machine was a novelty too.

We have a museum along those lines near us and we used to take the children. I haven't been for over twenty years. I must get around to going back this summer.

Thanks for inviting us on the trip, really enjoyed it.

June 29, 2009 12:31 am  
Blogger Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Jeanette:)


Lovely photos depicting the old world charm. You transported me to a different world altogether. Charming, beautiful and wonderful.

I was thrilled to see the horse drawn carriages, bicycle, vintage cars etc.

All of you dressed in old fashioned clothes looked very attractive and charming.

Many thanks for this wonderful tour, excellent narration and excellent photos.

Have a wonderful day Jeanette:)

June 29, 2009 2:11 am  
Blogger Margaret Cloud said...

I enjoyed seeing and reading about your very interesting post. I like the pictures of you two dressing up. Hope you have a nice weekend and thank you for coming by.

June 29, 2009 3:20 am  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

I DID, I DID...I enjoyed the stroll around the settlement. I think I could even hear you three joking and laughing when you entered the pub...and the dress-up fun you three must have had. I remember a few years ago my daughter and I did the dress up in the old clothes and hats and had our pictures taken and what a fun time we had deciding what we were going to wear. I loved those big hats, but how they ever kept them on their heads, I'll never know.

I'm looking forward to the Home sweet Home photos soon. Thanks for sharing your vacation with me, I have really enjoyed it and even more knowing I will never get to those places, I get to see them through your eyes. ;)


June 29, 2009 4:46 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Thank you for the nice museum tour, Jeanette. Of course my favorite is the old car. There is still a little bit of 'little boy' in me.
I was surprised to see the kangeroos right out in front of everyone. I suppose they were pets.

June 29, 2009 1:37 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

G'Day Dear Jan ~~ Loved the tour around Swan Hill. Such a lot to see
and you girls looked quite the ladies there. Great photos as usual
Thanks for sharing thie trip with us all. Yes it sure has been cold, but today was better - I got washing dry.
Tomorrow I change the sheets and wash again. Kerry does the floors etc. Glad you enjoyed the jokes,esp
the Grandma letter. I hear that Shepparton are hosting the Bowls
again this year.Take great care
my friend, Love, Merle.

June 29, 2009 10:28 pm  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Thanks for the grand tour. We usually call places like this ghost towns. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Happy 40th to your daughter.

June 29, 2009 10:43 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

enjoyed the tour.
The caravan reminds me of a sheep herders little caravan that we saw recently at the museum -- I didn't post a photo. I can't remember if it had a chimney.

June 30, 2009 12:59 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

That was a fun trip back in time. Thanks for taking us along with you. I loved the fact that y'all are never too old to play "dress UP". Peace

June 30, 2009 1:38 am  
Blogger PEA said...

That's the type of places I love to visit!! Isn't it amazing how people used to live in those days...look at that washing machine! lol They made do, though, and were happy. Oh, Jen, I just love the dressing up photos, how fun! You all look like such ladies in those dresses and hats:-) I've so enjoyed this post as well, your trip really was a marvelous one!! xoxo

June 30, 2009 2:07 am  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

Wonderful tour in this museum! Thank you so much, Jen for taking us around! I love historical villages. You looked great in those costumes. And I like the penny-farthing cycle. We had them here as well.

June 30, 2009 2:24 am  
Blogger Dick said...

It is neat to preserve history in this kind of a way. Thanks for the tour! Your photos have done a good job of bringing the place to life, even as many miles away as I am from there.

Mount Vernon, Washington State, USA

June 30, 2009 5:10 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

Oh I loved your photos, it reminded me so much of a field trip I had help with when my daughter was in the third grade. We went to a old boom town above Sonora dated from the 1850's. The shops still looked like they did back then, and a lot like your pioneer village.

Funny thing when I was much younger I use to want to ride a Penny Farthing cycle, but I think it would hurt my bum too much to try now.

And I thought you looked really nice in the hat with the purple feather.

Have a nice week,

June 30, 2009 4:53 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Whenever you see photos of Swan Hill and Echuca, the sun is always shining out of that bright blue sky! Ken and I still talk about retiring up there one day. Your lovely photos brought back more memories, Jen. Yet again, you have shown places that we went to, 30 years ago, and it is fascinating to see how the Settlement has grown.

July 01, 2009 12:44 am  
Blogger Fred said...

My walking shoes are worn out. It was a great tour with wonderful pictures.

It's time for me to find a pub with some good Aussie beer. I'll be back when I'm finished!

July 01, 2009 12:54 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

What a fascinating place, Jen, and fabulous photos. I loved you ladies in those old costumes, you all looked very elegant. Fantastic post...keep it coming, please. (I've just noticed...I've used a lot of F

July 02, 2009 9:06 pm  
Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Jeanette, What great pics, I would love to visit that place and I must say you looked very fine in your dress up clothes - not that you don't aways of course. Bob.

July 04, 2009 6:16 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

G'day Dear Jan ~~ Thank you for your comments and it sure has been cold, but it is winter so have to put up with it. I like to lock my gates and blinds down at about 5 pm or a little later these days.
What a coincidence_ Pat and I were married on 14th February Valentines Day and the 15th was his birthday too. I am so sorry you lost your Alan, my friend. Take good care of you. Love, Merle.

July 06, 2009 12:09 am  
Blogger Gledwood said...

O wow that's amazing... I bet it god bloody hot working in the great outdoors in them days. No wonder Aussies are so much into a hearty cold beer after work to this very day!!

July 10, 2009 12:10 am  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

A cool tour, Jen!

Thanks for inviting me along! ;)


July 10, 2009 5:13 am  
Blogger Marjorie said...

Great pictures Jen. I can see you all had a fun trip.

How times have changed, fortunately for us :) I really appreciate my washing machine now!

July 10, 2009 8:47 pm  
Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello Jennifer this is my favourite place to go and I always think I have stepped back in time myself....."a little time travel" do they still have the night time light and sound show. Lee-ann

July 10, 2009 11:28 pm  
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