Sunday, 27 December 2015

Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Carnarvon in Western Australia the next place we stayed on our travels this year.

The town was founded in 1883, initially as a port and supply centre for the surrounding region, and is the administrative centre for the Shire of Carnarvon. The town site was officially gazetted on 4 June 1891, named after Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon.

Bananas are grown in the area known as Cavendish.  Tomatoes, grapefuit, mangoes and table grapes.
Cattle, goats, sheep and wool.

There is also mining, fishing and tourism.

During the 1960s, NASA set up a tracking station nearby to support the Gemini and Apollo space programs. The tracking station was closed in the mid-1970s. Only the foundations of the historical site remain.



 A Jetty, one of several.


 ANZ Bank


A couple of buildings in the main street of Carnarvon WA




The little train goes to the end of this Jetty.


A small outdoor Museum below.














A Jetty.


The Police Station at Carnarvon WA


The Aboriginal, Western Australian and the Australian Flag.

32 comments:

  1. cute little train, I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday

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  2. These are great! Happy new year, and I hope it's not too hot!

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    1. Thank you.
      Happy New Year to you too.
      Having a cooler change at the moment but supposed to be 30degC later this week.

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  3. Yet another intriguing place. Love those weathered posts marching into the sea...

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    1. Yes, they are good. I wondered how long it has taken them to be like that.

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  4. Margaret interesting place where you can grow a lot of vegetables and fruit

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    1. We didn't see any evidence of veggies or fruit being grown, must be in another direction to where we were.

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  5. The jetty looks very long so the train seems like a good idea.

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    1. A nice ride for the children.
      There are many long jetty's in WA.

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  6. Obviously a windy day from the trees in the last photo where maybe a mower
    could be put to good use.
    The "Out door Museum" looks like it could do with a bit of a makeover.
    That "little toy looking engine" - surely it wasn't used to pull produce and freight etc. to the waiting freighters or is this just a train to take tourists to the end of the jetty??
    Interesting report - I actually thought Carnarvon was a place on the "up and up".
    Thank God it rained here in Brisbane last night - got rid of the humidity.
    Looks like it has set in for today with the on and off stuff.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Hot breeze Colin from my memory.
      Carnarvon is not the best looking place, though it's clean and tidy.
      I thought the same about the little museum, it needs a good tidy up, and of course with the sea so close there is bound to be rust.
      Well that's good it rained. A beautiful day after the rain here.
      The Yacht is going ok, and the cricket - well the West Indies are getting thrashed at the moment..

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  7. Your photos are gorgeous, Margaret! Thank you so much for sharing them. I had a great Christmas, a lovely turkey dinner with all the trimmings at my friend's place. I thoroughly enjoyed the company and the meal. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda.
      Wonderful to hear you had a good Christmas, makes it so much better with company. If I hear of someone as in family or friend that will be alone for Christmas dinner, they come to our house for a meal.

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  8. I'm always appreciative of my lifestyle now when I think back to what life must have been like for the early settlers.

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    1. The early settlers, oh my, so hard for them, but did they know any different!

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  9. Margaret, I so enjoy my armchair travels through Australia with you as guide. We have friends nearby who just visited Australia, and we're looking forward to getting together with them to hear about it. They had a fabulous time.

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    1. It's enjoyable to read about people who visited and liked it, Australia. Wonder where they visited!

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  10. I like the new blog header , very consistent with these dates.

    Kisses

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  11. What a great area....I love the old ANZ Bank building.

    An interesting-looking place and one I'd like, I'm sure.

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    1. There are lots of Banks in what was once a home in many areas of Australia, but I expect you have seen.

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  12. Wonderful photos as usual,haven't heard of the place till now but then I have never been to WA

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  13. A little train! I love little trains :)
    I also love that photo 4th from the bottom with the old pilings in the sand. That's frameable.
    Carnarvon looks like quite a peaceful place. I didn't know they grew bananas there, I thought all bananas were grown in QLD and northern NSW.

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    1. Seemed to be peaceful and not much happening when we were there.
      Ah, well, we learn each something new.
      Thanks re photo. I never looked at the 4th photos as being like that, though I often see it with other peoples photos.

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  14. Carnarvon WA is excellent, with all that sunshine, really striking. Happy new year Margaret.

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