Monday, 30 October 2017

Cootamundra, NSW

What another delightful town in southern NSW.  Population of approx. 6,000 people is the birth place of Sir Donald Bradman a renowned Cricketer of his time as a batsman.
1860 - 1862 many people settled in the town as it was the Gold Rush time, agriculture also became the thing after the mines were depleted.

The morning temperature was -7 degC for the two mornings we stayed in Cootamundra with beautiful sunny crisp days.


Sir Donald Bradman's birthplace.




Avenue of busts of Australian Cricket Captains.




Train Station and Post Office in Cootamundra


The old hospital, don't know what it's used for these days.


Caravan Park below


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful place..Ah! Don Bradman!!! In my childhood i read about him a lot...😊😊

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  2. Preciosos edificios , de una pequeña población. Ahí la vida debe se tranquila y apacible.

    Besos

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  3. I do love our quintessential country towns. And remember the bakery in Cootamundra as special.

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    1. The town was ever so neat and tidy, we drove around the streets and the gardens were pleasant, people that live there care about appearance. It's a credit to them all.
      Saw the bakery but stayed away from it..lol waistline :)

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  4. Never visited the place so I liked these photos of busts of the cricket captains are awesome

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    1. Those bust are lovely and a pleasant walk through a tidy park.

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  5. Poor, once great, Cootamundra. A booming railway town at one stage for the Riverina district. Now the Syd/Mel expresses stop there and anyone going to once railway line towns have to catch buses!
    Don't I know it.............visiting my parents when they were in the Young Retirement Village.
    One of the buses out of Cootamundra goes all the way to Renmark!
    How would you like that long ride?

    Thank God for Don Bradman to have been born there...........that is all "Coota" as it is affectionately known as by the locals and those in that district has to offer. So sad really for all those people who depended on work with the railways.
    Actually I can't even recognise that as the rail station!!!
    From what side of the station was the photo taken..........town side which would or should show the buses or from the other side???
    Wagga Wagga now features as the hospital for the region. There is a huge
    hospital there.
    Colin

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    1. Photo of the railway taken on the northern side up a lane way :)
      Gosh that would be such a long trip on the bush from Cootamundra to Renmark which is a lovely place.

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  6. You seem to find all the prettiest towns on all your holidays.

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  7. Like here, everything looks clean, organized, harmonious... : )

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  8. Wow !
    Awesome town with charming buildings and interesting architecture.
    Thank you for sharing the information about wonderful cricketer and his birthplace!

    Loved park in last MOST!

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  9. I think that cricket is more important than religion in Australia. Sensible choice!

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    1. You are right, but not all love cricket, personally I don't mind it.

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  10. Sir Donald Bradman's birthplace, is for all who are into cricket ... special.

    All the best Jan

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