Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Esk, Queensland

Youngest son, his wife and their 3 little ones have moved into their own home after 3 and 1/2 months.
My late dads house sold in 3 days, the new owners have moved in - so that is the end of that!
It's a relief to have that all over. (the house I mean)


On our way home on our holiday we came through a town called Esk in Queensland. Esk is named after the Esk River in Scotland and England.  The population is approximately 1,800 people.  The country is flat and the little town is not that far from the Somerset Dam as the crow flies.

Esk was established due to a short lived Copper mine, settlers came in 1840.  The Post Office opened in 1874.  A Lutheran Church was opened in 1941. There is a school as well as a War Memorial.





 Just south of Esk we came across some crops growing.  The 2 below photos were taken from the car traveling at 110km per hour.


 
 

20 comments:

  1. I am thankful that your late dad's house sold quickly. I enjoyed these photos and the history of Esk very much. Hope you have a nice day.

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    1. Thanks. I too am very thankful it sold quickly. New owners have settled in.

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  2. Always fun to go with you on a road trip. Thanks for sharing your photos of Esk!

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  3. It sounds like your life is settling down a lot and I get you are enjoying it. Esk looks like a nice little town and I wouldn't mind a stroll around that antique shop!

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    1. Things are getting back to what we know as normal in this house. I didn't have time to go into the shop, but never mind one day I might when we are up that way.

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  4. Never heard of Esk but there are hundreds if not thousands of small towns around this country I have not heard of................like so many............the photos look ok for being taken in a car at 110 kph

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    1. You are correct Jo-Anne, so many little towns, can't remember them all. I was pleased with the photos from the moving car.

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  5. I suppose the large building was a hotel. It is quite impressive. My mother has a cookbook that was her mother's. I think it is called the Esk Valley Cookbook. I must ask her about it.

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    1. Yes Andrew, that was the hotel. My mum had a cookbook the same as your mums, I don't think I have it from her belongings, will have to look.

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    2. I googled it later. It is Esk Valley in Tasmania. Oh, the shame you must feel for not knowing, haha.

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  6. Wow, I believe it is a right choice. It seems a nice and quiet place for living with children

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    1. It is lovely there at Esk, one day we will go that way again.

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  7. HNice shots of Esk buildings and the crops at speed. I have some very dear friends living in Esk. They love it. They have a mud brock house with solar power and a big property but they are always short of water.

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    1. Thanks Diane.
      I can imagine being short of water in the Esk area on a farm. It's a sweet place and I felt at home when we stopped and put the feet to the ground. Strange that, how you feel at home in some places and not others.

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  8. Nice field picture, your third shot.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. I love to see stores and businesses in other parts of the world. Lovely series. I had no internet access yesterday, so I am trying to catch up. :)

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