Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Biloela, Queensland

Beautiful Hibiscus flower taken on our holiday in Winter.
Taken with my phone.



Leaving Mundubbera in Queensland was exciting after the mishap  of the caravan, we were on our way to Biloela in Queensland.  Weather was warmer so lighter clothes at last in our past winter.


Stayed in a lovely caravan park with an en-suite - all the sites had en-suites.
We last stayed in Biloela in 2008 and it was in this town that I was called back to Tasmania as my late mother became ill.  Flew home alone and saw my mum before she died 10 days after my arrival. My husband had to drive back to Tasmania by himself that year. So this year it was wonderful to return to Biloela once again.

This past winter we arrived to a buzz of the country folk telling us there was a Field Day and were we going - it was for two days so we did go on the Sunday morning and we had a ball.
Some of the photos I took with my phone of the goings on.


Particularly enjoyed watching the plowing as I can recall my late Grandfather doing the same. He preferred the old way to a tractor :)






Threshing Drum machine above it was used to thresh grain.












This was a tractor race to see who could go the slowest without stalling - interesting to watch.


40 comments:

  1. What an incredible trip and photos. Sweet memories of your late parents. My husband has always wanted one of those wind mills.

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  2. This looks like a really enjoyable country sports day!

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  3. Very relaxing, I say!!

    I had never heard of a tractor race like that! : ))) The slowest wins... how about that?! : ))

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    1. Had heard of it myself until that day, it was rather amusing :)

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  4. Wonderful, thanks for taking us on the journey. Greetings to you!

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  5. Olá, tirando o acidente com a caravana, as belas fotos transporta-me a beleza e o divertimento que certamente gostou da corrida dos tractores.
    Boa semana,
    AG

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  6. La flor del hibisco debe de ser una planta muy dura cuanto prolifera por tantos lugares, además tiene hermosos colores, alegrando el ambiente en donde se encuentra esta planta.

    Besos

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    1. Always good to see the hibiscus in bloom in winter in northern area of Australia.

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  7. Field days can be a wonderful way to spend the day. Lots of nostalgai too. Glad that you got to enjoy Biloela this time.

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    1. Was a really good day, had to buy a hat, we both did :)

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    2. Our time was well spent in the town plus the shops were rather good too.

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  8. Sounds like a fun time. The grey Fergie appears to 'winning' the tractor race. I had forgotten about David Brown tractors.

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    1. No tractor stalled, and from memory it was the grey one that won.
      Was interesting to see that slow race.

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  9. Interesting to know what Biloela means.
    Country Field days are heaps of fun........a time for all the station (farming/property) people to have a real "Knees up get together".
    Tall tales flourish, I can tell you.
    Have been to Biloela years ago, one of my college mates in Sydney parents
    had a large property in the area. A bloody long way to go to college in Sydney
    instead of Brisbane.....all the "Old Boy Stuff". Two days travelling from property gate to Hunter's Hill. Train to Brisbane and then overnight and plane to Sydney...........we were bred obviously a bit harder in those days - ha ha!
    Yep Biloela is a great place to visit......so pleased you had an interesting time.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: You are bloody correct with your summation of my loathing of stinking bats.

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    1. No more bat photos for this trip Colin :)
      Many people don't realise or know about travel distance in Australia to get to school whether it be a boarding one or local school.

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  10. A car with a sun visor! I haven't seen one of those in decades. With our Aussie sun, I think all cars should still have them. I love the big Clydesdales and the windmill.

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    1. Beautiful horses the Clydesdales, my grandfather used to own two.

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    2. I very much agree with River about sun visors over the front windscreen.

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    1. Lots of history in an old car, and they were rather slow going as well.

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  12. Lovely to see the Shire horses ploughing - my husbands father was a farmer and he had horses to plough his fields too.

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    1. Wonderful old tradition to see ploughing so very different from today.

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  13. I love it.. And the vintage cars are amazing..

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  14. That black sedan looks like an MG Magnette.

    I was fascinated when I drove through that area years ago to see all the cotton bolls everywhere.

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    1. No evidence of cotton anywhere, some areas we see buts of cotton on the side of the road.

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  15. You timed your visit to Biloela perfectly to see the field day!

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  16. That hibiscus is a gorgeous colour.
    Looks a fun event, great collection of photographs you've shared here.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It is a lovely colour even the yellow one is rather nice.

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  17. loved the red flower !

    interesting vehicle race

    beautiful horses

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