Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Jerilderie, NSW and the Black Swan also Deniliquin, NSW

Jerilderie is a country town of just over 1,000 people, it's an irrigated farming centre, and the area produces a quarter of all tomatoes grown in Australia.  Rice is grown, wheat, canola, mung, soybeans, onions, liquorice, grapes - sheep and cattle farms.

The windmill below is a steel framed one with fan which turns to the wind between a bearing at the bottom and a swivel at the top, all supported by guy-wires.  The fully restored windmill, there are only two known working examples in the world, are unique because their fan is contained and spins within the fully pivoting frame. Produced by the Steel Wings Company in North Sydney between 1907 and 1911 with only six models ever erected.
Jerilderie windmill stands 17 meters (56 ft) high with a 9-metre (30 ft) fan.
Some of the text taken from Wikipedia.

Some photos below taken of the lake and another area in Jerilderie as we drove through the town - of course stopping to take photos.






Below Waring Gardens in Deniliquin, NSW taken from the bridge.






You can see where Jerilderie NSW is on the map, below is Farm-ily's blog as the farm is in the State of Victoria. Finely, Tocumwal, to the left and south is Echuca, Victoria where we were headed in winter 2017 -  getting closer to home.


34 comments:

  1. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing this post, got to know new town in the world :)

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    1. Lots of new towns/old in this world that I have never heard of either.

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  2. Eine interessante Windmühle und schöne Bilder vom See.

    Noke

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  3. Stunning pictures. My husband would love the windmill.

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    1. It's a nice windmill with interesting history.
      Thank you.

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  4. You were ohhh so close!!! You are welcome to call in next time you are in the area.

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    1. Thank you for that, and when and if we go that way will let you know and if convenient for you we will call. :)

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  5. Jerilderie is a very rich farming area.
    Plus it is a very well kept country town.
    Not far from the "M" river now, ha ha!
    Then full bore ahead with Shanks at the wheel for that ferry
    back to "the Apple Isle' (home sweet home).
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. We were looking forward to getting home as one does when closer to home after being away for 3 months.

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  6. Australia is indeed a beautiful country.
    :)

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  7. I do enjoy your travels! I will probably never get there, so I rely on you and Lynda and Helen and EC to show me what I'm missing. I'm very grateful.

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  8. Hello Margaret,
    That's a wonderful park. Very nice.
    Nice shot of that black swan.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  9. I've never seen a windmill like that! it's great, I like it.

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  10. Oh, that's a beautiful part of our country around that area...I love it...so, so lovely.

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  11. Such wonderful reflections in the water ...
    Great photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Oh my... the gardens are so beautiful. Very nice photography.

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  13. Oh i LOVED LOVED the third photo so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sights are so INVITING and appealing !

    thank you for the details of interesting and unique windmills dear Margaret!

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