Monday, 9 July 2018

Building in Queenstown, Tasmania

The Post Office opened in 1896, it's a nice building always maintained.  The Police Station is behind it up the lane.





The street above - well to the left was where I lived, house not there now they pulled it down and built another.  To the left the two story building is the old public school, there used to be a long hedge there now gone, and it's there I had my very first kiss - unfortunately the young man was killed about a year later, came to grief in an accident.
The hill was called the sandhill, and within that sand hill is a great place to slide down the sand into a pit, got into heaps of trouble for doing that as wore holes in my underwear.


Below is a photo of part of the school I went to for 4 years whilst living in Queenstown.  It wasn't far from home at that time, and we girls would all meet at my house to walk to school.


32 comments:

  1. it puts a smile on my face to see some of your personal history, Margaret!

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    1. Oh well, I don't usually say much about my personal history :) I just let fly every now and then..

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  2. Lovely place to live and great memories

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  3. My post office is a little older near my house. It's okay but not in that good shape

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    1. They always looked after the Post Office there..it is a beautiful building.

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  4. Es precioso el edificio de correos. la escuela tiens también una hermosa arquitectura.

    Me gusta la foto que has puesto de cabecera del blog.

    Besos

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  5. A very typical country town from the look of it. That post office in particular is very familiar. And reminds me of Bathurst in country NSW.

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    1. Have been to Bathurst and can remember the post office there - I think many post offices in Australia are built similar.

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  6. Why did someone claim, "you can never go home?"

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  7. It is still a little bit amazing to me that we segregate education according to religion. Science is surely science isn’t it, geography doesn’t change whether Catholic or Protestant, Jew or Muslim, or a member of the Cup and Saucer Worshippers Society, math is math......? What happened to the concept of public school being all-inclusive?


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    1. Yes science is science not matter school you go to.
      Nothing happened to all-inclusive, all our public schools, anyone can go to them doesn't matter what religion, race or creed.
      All other schools other religions, races or creed can go to them down here in Tasmania and I'm sure the remainder of Australia...

      Who on earth are the Cup and Saucer Worshippers Society??
      Never ever heard of them.

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  8. Neat and clean CATHOLIC PRIMARY School.
    I went to Public and Catholic schools - PRIMARY but secondary at St. Josephs
    College, Hunters Hill - all 750 boys as BOARDERS!

    I wonder what the CUP AND SAUCER WORSHIPPERS Society mob learn???????????
    Colin

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    1. It was a lovely school when I went there Colin - had a good time and we did mix with the public school for different events and study, was good.
      Never heard of the 'cup and saucer worshippers society'

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  9. I am a little surprised that a mining town has such fine old buildings. It was a nice little piece of your history.

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    1. Good building is that post office and a few others. When we travel around we often find lovely buildings in once wealthy towns.

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  10. I adore the rose--- and That post office is a dandy! Nice post.

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    1. Thanks Bill regarding the rose, it is a lovely one..

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  11. It is nice to visit old haunts and revisit memories too.

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  12. I love the post office, it stands out. lovely.

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    1. It sure does stand out, the nicest building in Queenstown.

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  13. The Post Office is a beautiful building. The sand hill looks like fun.

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  14. Nice to see buildings close to your life

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  15. Queenstown looks like such a lovely town...

    The kind of town that would suit me, I reckon...one I could easily fall in love with.

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