Friday, 29 November 2019

Manilla, Barraba NSW

Manilla NSW is not far north of Tamworth.  Last year we called into Manilla and did the same this year.
The old Bank which is not used as a bank anymore. The clock is gone!
About 2,550 people live in Manilla so it's said and it's a good place for hang gliding and paragliding along with ultra light aircraft.  There are a few big hills or mountains nearby.
There is a river called Manilla River but we didn't see it, I believe it will flood if enough rain.
The old rail bridges are Heritage listed.







On the way to Barraba NSW it's very obvious there is a drought.




The lady came to feed her animal she had fodder in a blue bag.



39 comments:

  1. When you see how dry and parched it is, it is easy to see how the fires quickly spread once they have started.

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    1. That's true and especially if children light them which has been the case in some areas. Some places and areas just have no grass at all, just dust.

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  2. Me gusta mucho la perspectiva, de la primera foto.

    Buen reportaje.

    Besos

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  3. I suspect it is even drier and more parched now. And have it in my head that they have had fires. I hope not. How I hope not.

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    1. I'm sure it would be much drier now, a lot of places just had dust.
      Didn't see anywhere where there were fires there.

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  4. Very dry landscape, hopefully the rain will come. I like the former bank building, it looks to be in great shape.

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    1. The old bank building is not too bad for it's age, it will need sprucing up in a year or too, think it's being used as a Dr.'s surgery for now.

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  5. The land does look dry, hopefully rain will come soon.
    I like those bridges.

    All the best Jan

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    1. The bridges do look good. People are praying for rain, so let's hope it does rain there and all other areas soon.

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  6. The rail bridge is wonderful but oh how dry everything looks.

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    1. Really dry Andrew, some places there is just dust.
      Lovely old rail bridge.

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  7. Photos taken a couple of months before you putting up your report.
    It would look a lot bloody worse now.
    I think recently some rain fell but nowhere near enough.

    It certainly USED to flood in the Manilla area. Hard to reconcile the above photos
    to what I recall in the 1950/60's.
    And still some useless politicans don't believe in climatic changes - just go ask an old farmer for the reality !!!
    Colin

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    1. Be just dust now Colin, was nearly dust in some places there when we were there.
      Hard to imagine floods at Manilla or any other places.

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    2. Well here is the 1964 report on flooding in this area.

      https://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-14/launch-of-1964-manilla-flood-book/5198612
      Compare the photos of this and reports of years before with what you have shown.
      I know - as a kid - being stuck in these areas when it flooded.
      And remember - the roads were mostly DIRT!! You didn't move - bogged - Oh such fun, I think not - ha ha,
      Colin

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  8. Your photos certainly show how dry our country is and hopefully rain will come soon.

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  9. I like the old bank building and the raised up bridge. Hope the drought season would be over soon.

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    1. Hello Nancy, lovely for you to call and leave a comment, pleased you did as I lost you before..
      Let's hope all people get rain so there isn't a drought anymore..

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  10. Muy bonito edificio y el puente. Buen día.

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    1. Hello to you Teresa, we pray for rain in the drought affected areas.

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  11. Tiene que ser un lugar muy bonita para visitar, excelentes las imagenes del edificio y del puente,saludos y feliz semana.

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  12. Hello Margaret,
    What a very impressive pictures. So nice to see that old bank office.
    And fantastic to see that old bridge. So nice!!

    Greetings, Marco

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  13. i felt for dry areas dear friend!
    wish ,pray and hope that God may increase rains in this part of land

    nature has so many aspects indeed and all have mystery behind them

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