Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Thoughts on Mildura, Victoria.

Mildura is a reasonably large rural town where 80% of Victoria's grapes are grown

Having been to Mildura a few times before we were disappointed this time.
The Murray River access has been taken away, was only permitted if going on a Paddle Steamer. The photo below is all we could see of the river.
No where to park to walk along the river's edge and no paths to walk along - totally different and ruined in our opinion. There were a few things that were improved.
So we only stayed two nights.


The town itself was ok as we did some driving around.
There was a Caravan Show on so we tried to find it, and did.  However on the way we ended up at the Cemetery, so had to have a look.




I love these gumtrees and their orange/brown trunks.  This was at the Cemetery.


An old Homestead not used now, but it's a museum.


The loo that's not used anymore for the homestead.


A shearing shed, a reconstructed one.

22 comments:

  1. Margare it is an interestiong area. The grave are so big and I like them..

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  2. I like the story , especially the first image.

    The cemetery called my attention , by the difference with those of my land.

    Kisses

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  3. No river access? That is so wrong. Somewhere to park, paths to walk down should definitely be restored.
    I have a weakness for cemeteries - particularly the old ones.

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    1. There probably is river access somewhere surely there is...but not where we were used to going. There are several walks that can be done but as far as i know not along the river where it was before.

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  4. Mildurra!!! Holy hell can be like a furnace in summer! The river was very popular in the 70's to cool off in,
    even though there is a public Olympic pool.
    Ah you chicken, Margaret - surely you entered the outside dunny to see if a "Joe Blake" was waiting inside.
    I was terrified of the outside dunnie in my youth - once a "Joe Blake" greets you, you'd be surprised the power you have over your bowels at night from then on - ha ha.
    I think you or someone else told me that the club or pub with the longest bar in the world has gone.
    That sure was a tourist attraction in the good old days.
    I'm bloody sure the "silent city" would not have been on my list of places to visit!!!

    Great to see that the Murray has plenty of water in it for the crop and orchard farmers in that
    region. Pity that you were slightly disappointed - sometime so-called progress takes a lot of
    the old charm away.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. The dunny was not a working one!
      Lots of water in the Murray where ever we came across it, so that was good for the farmers that use that water.

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  5. Have you ever taken that trip on the paddle steamer?

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  6. Of course I have heard of Mildura but have never been there

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  7. I too like cemeteries, spent a couple of hours in one in Paris my travelling companion and were lost most of the time but it was so big and very interesting just to wonder around in.
    Merle................

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    1. That was good that you could get to see and walk around a cemetery in another land. They are interesting places.

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  8. That looks a very large cemetery - I too am attracted to exploring them, I wonder why?

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    1. It was a large one. I like visiting cemeteries too and i don't know why...much history aand stories buried in them..

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  9. Sad to hear Mildura has changed. I've never been there but the river is/was such a big part of the town.
    I LOVE that old homestead and the peppercorn trees. Have to add, that's the cleanest shearing shed I've ever seen!
    I've been planning similar cemetery photos of our West Terrace Cemetery, I pass it on the bus often, graves as far as the eyes can see.

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    1. Shame it's changed down by the river..
      I bet it is clean that shearing shed to what you have seen..
      There is an App called Billiongraves...i have just started using it. It's free...

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  10. I also love the orange-brown colour on the tree trunks, Margaret. Lovely reflections in your photos.

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  11. Is there a reason why the burial vaults were not completely buried?

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    1. That's the way it was done Jerry. The people are buried well under the ground, then a concrete slab level with the earth, then whatever covering the person wanted or the next of kin wanted.

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