A little about Holbrook..
It's a small town in Southern New South Wales (NSW) with a population of about 1,715 people.
Holbrook is renowned for merino wool, wheat and other grains, lucerne, fat cattle and lambs.
To honour Lieutenant Holbrook, the town's namesake, the Holbrook council acquired a portion of the hull of HMAS Otway, an Oberon-class submarine, after it was decommissioned by the Royal Australian Navy in 1955. The Navy gifted the fin from the submarine to the town. This resulted in a fund-raiser by almost all of gift from Lt. Holbrook's widow, Gundula Holbrook. However, this amount was insufficient to purchase all of the Otway. Through negotiations with the scrap yard in Sydney, the town succeeded in purchasing all of the outside casing of Otway above the waterline. This part of the Otway is now displayed in Germanton Park in the heart of Holbrook, having been dedicated on 7-8 June 1997.
That's the story of how the HMAS Otway came to Holbrook.
Interesting to read what these are called - just enlarge the photo.
A place for a cuppa tea or coffee and a snack plus our vehicle and caravan on a rather chilly morning in winter.