Friday, 15 August 2014

The BIG Penguin.

Penguin is a sweet town on the North West Coast in Tasmania, Australia.  There are of course penguins to see not far away.

Penguin was first settled in 1861 as a timber town, and proclaimed on 25 October 1875. The area's dense bushland and easy access to the sea led to Penguin becoming a significant port town, with large quantities of timber shipped across Bass Strait to Victoria, where the 1850s gold rushes were taking place.

There are well over 3,500 people living in the town of Penguin. There is a school, shops and 'The Penguin Market' which draws rather a large crowd from surrounding areas.


The BIG Penguin at Penguin. Tasmania, Australia.



The Uniting Church, Penguin. Tasmania, Australia.


Bass Strait looking West at Penguin. Tasmania, Australia.

16 comments:

  1. so interesting and I've never heard of the town. you'd think I would have with that giant and very cute penguin. the architecture is so typically tasmanian. hope you are well M.

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    1. It's not a well known town on the NW Coast, but on the other hand it is known by most Tasmanian s...Hope you had a good holiday.

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  2. It is very lovely town and the statue of penguin is amazing.The church is interesting especially architecture? Is it made from wood? At my place currently churches are made of concrete.

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    1. The church is made of wood, we have a few of those.

      I can't comment on your blog unfortunately as I don't wish to use Google plus..

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    2. Sorry I do it by mistake. Now it works. You are welcom

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  3. Lovely photos and I love the church building.

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  4. Oh I would LOVE to go to Penguin. HUG xo B

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    1. If you come to Tasmania one day though it be on the other side of the world...Hugs M xox

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  5. Wonderful photos!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Must admit that I have never heard of this town. The birds on the penguin are funny. Looks a nice place.

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    1. Sweet town. I liked the birds the two birds on top of head...

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