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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Back yard of the Tin House


Window in church - from an old church in Collingwood
Waiting for customers


The organ grinder and his monkeys

Stereoscopic viewer

Opera House, Paris

Invalid's sun bed

Just need a cup of tea

Distance education

Waiting for a drink

Caravan with ensuite and kitchen

Boat and a goat

Dodging about in a Dodge

Black Bess

Brrmm Brrmm

Hungry carp

School bell

Murray River

Just hanging on

Murray Downs Homestead

After a very peaceful and quiet night, we awoke to a very chilly morning with the temperature hovering around 1 degree.  Cat wasn’t the least bit impressed and refused to leave the warmth of the electric blanket.  Once the sun was well up and the temperature had risen a bit, we really enjoyed the beautiful spring sunshine.

A trip to Swan Hill would not be complete without a visit to the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement.  We had a thoroughly enjoyable day, with lots of interesting old buildings and displays, plenty of old machinery – there was even a stump jump plough – horse and carriage ride, delicious scones and a rather amusing photographic studio.  We had great fun selecting suitable attire and then holding suitable poses, with suitable expressions, for the very nice lady to take our photo.  Our own camera was used, many photos were taken and it only cost us $5 each.  Well worth the laugh, especially when we saw the results!  The day concluded with a ride on the paddle steamer PS Pyap along the Murray River as far as the Murray Downs homestead.

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