Rural Ruins, got any pics?

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:31

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:31
You know me.....lol

I have lots and where do you want me to start.....lol
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:58

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:58
Something tall hehe
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:03

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:03
Now I have something for you to answer.....

The first two images, are from Burra.......

Both made by stonemasons from the UK......but the million dollar question who made what?




This old wagon from the mid north.



The best Mine ruins in the Flinders
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More great Flinders ruins.



Burra Mine Ruins



The answers to my first two images is not a trick question, as it did not matter where in Australia you saw the round v the square chimney stacks they were build by the same breed of countrymen.



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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:12

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:12
Cornish copper miners, Stephen?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:18

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:18
Yes Frank, all round mining chimneys in Australia on and UK were made by the Cornish, so that is part 1

So who made the square ones?
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:02

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:02
Square... generally Welsh...
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:16

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:16
Yes spot on2208,

The Welsh made the square one and the round one by the Cornish
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Reply By: Gbc.. - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:41

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 15:41


Old Caiwarro Homestead, Currawinya NP
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 16:09

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 16:09
Callabonna Homestead, less visited than many?

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Reply By: rumpig - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:17

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 20:17
WAUKARINGA CAMPING

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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:33

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 21:33
Waukaringa Pub Ruins
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Reply By: Ann78 H - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 06:12

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 06:12
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Reply By: Genny - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 13:55

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 13:55
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 14:20

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 14:20
Nice, is that a public spot?
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Follow Up By: Genny - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 15:22

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 15:22
Glassford Creek. It's in Dawes National Park. Very nice spot. Nearly every time I've been there, there has been one or two illegal campers - it is designated a day use spot only. I suspect ranger visits are very rare.

Glassford Chimneys, Monto Magic

Not mentioned in the Monto Magic link above, you can continue west from Glassford Creek along Childs road (very steep dirt road range departing Glassford, and the road will change names a couple of times), follow through to Monal Road. Turn right to go to the old Monal Gold fields, or turn left to go back to Mungungo and Monto. There are a few farm gates to go through.

Monal Goldfields, Monto Magic

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 16:16

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 16:16
It begs the question ...... how did they build such tall towers?

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 17:00

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 17:00
One brick at time I’d say....lol
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 17:31

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 17:31
They probably had steel pegs sticking out with a plank as scaffold and as they finished and descended, they pulled the pegs and filled the holes with mortar. There probably is some witness marks if you look carefully. Were they built from the inside with an internal scaffolding and ladders? Pretty clever whatever way. Michael
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 15:44

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 15:44
Your Rusted Ruins look like a lack of maintenance...
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 19:42

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 19:42
You're not wrong, take more than a can of Lanox now hehe.
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 16:52

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 16:52
One of the many old Ghan sidings. This one is Anna Creek

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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 19:47

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That appears nice and neat. 90% of the ones I visited last year were full of turds and every now and again some goose had been daubing their version of Picasso on the stone..
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 20:27

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 20:27
Lime Kilns - Lake Clifton WA

I'm guessing most people who drive from Perth to the SW and visa versa wouln't know this exists...just off Old Coast Road towards Lake Clifton in the forest. Took me a while to find about 20 years ago.



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Follow Up By: Banjo (WA) - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 09:39

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You should have waited 20 years and saved yourself some trouble!

'The day use site is in Yalgorup National Park. It can be accessed from Newnham Road Lake Clifton. There is a car/bus park, picnic tables and interpretive signage. It is set amongst the trees that have grown in the years since the lime works were abandoned.'
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:10

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Nice find, I found lots of lime stone quarries but no kilns thus far....
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:26

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@Banjo (WA) - interesting - haven't been back for about 10 or 15 years (even though its only a few 100ms off Old Coast Road) - didn't know it had been upgraded/made public.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 21:04

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Oombulgurri Community.
Was not ruins when we took this pic, but is now.

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Reply By: Gbc.. - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 06:04

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 06:04
Couple of common ones.

Albert Namatjira’s cottage - hermansburg

Dalhousie station ruins.

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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 07:00

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This is located just off Middle Road in far north west NSW, near Cameron Corner. If you are travelling from Cameron Corner to Tibooburra, there is a turn off to the left a few kms from the Corner. It will take you across to the road from Noccundra to Tibooburra past the Olive Downs historical homestead.



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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 09:52

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Chandler alunite mine on the edge of Lake Campion, in WA's north eastern wheatbelt.







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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:16

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Had to look up alunite... I've heard of alum so now I know its origins hehe..
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 10:26

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A before and after :)

The Eucla telegraph station - taken by my father in 1954. I was there with him at the time.
The pic was taken with his new German EXA 35mm SLR camera. I still have it.


And in November 2006.

Despite popular belief, the ruins we see today are NOT the telegraph station building. That was demolished and moved stone by stone and the materials used to build the new servo and buildings when the road was moved to the top of the escarpment.
What we see now are the ruins of the Station Master's residence that can be seen on the left of the first pic. Note the trees.

Anyone got a more recent pic???
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Follow Up By: Member - 2208mate - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:18

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Great bit of history. TX Peter.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:54

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:54
Newnes shale mines, NSW. The mine operated with varying levels of success during the early 20th century. It peaked in 1907, producing kerosene, oil, naphtha.

NSW Nat Parks has set up an excellent self-guided walk among the ruins.

Newnes was severely fire-affected in the 2000 fires so the walk may not be open, though there are reports from NPWS rangers that many of the ruins are now better revealed, Sad about the bush, but it will recover.







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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:59

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 11:59
Anyone know this place? Hint - it's East of Perth.


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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 20:38

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 20:38
Another before and after from 1954.
This is the homestead and out buildings of Nullarbor Station (also taken by my father).

Cyril Gurney and his family (including his 9 year old son Trevor) were still in residence and gave us a wonderful welcome and then accompanied us while we explored several of the local caves.
This is Trevor with his father Cyril in the back ground. This pic may actually have been taken by me, I am not sure.

We passed this way in 2006 on the way to Voakes Hill Corner via Knowles Cave and Cook to drive west along the Anne Beadell Highway.
Surprisingly, almost all the out buildings survive, except the homestead itself.



I hear that the buildings are no longer accessible because they are now being used for Roadhouse staff accommodation.
A few years ago I made the acquaintance of Trevor Gurney again for the first time in 65 years. He remembered our first meeting in 1954. He still lives in the area.
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