Wednesday 15 May 2024

Along a bush road

Was someone's home ages ago, certainly still used for a few things by the look of it.  A few photos of scenes as we drove along.

The Isis River, (I'd call it a creek) well my gggrandfather his wife and a few of his children lived on a farm along that river, they came as free settlers from Ireland for a better life and they grew potatoes, later on they moved to the midland of Tasmania and of course had more children. 





Graves of old all together of one particular family.


Irrigating because there hasn't been hardly any rain.

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  1. A piece of history, great to remember your own family. Awesome irrigation equipment.

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    1. A lot of history along the Isis River Anne, many families with their painted ancestors hanging on the wall as you go up and down the stairs inside. I've been to a few of those beautiful old houses some time back.

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  2. It looks, indeed like a creek, but a nice one, with vegetation surrounding it. Hopefully your Irish grandfather found a better life in Tasmania.
    Irrigation is a Must and a Savior in times when there's no rain, and the soil is dry.

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    1. Wherever you go you see the irrigators going as most farms have a dam = a big hole in the ground filled with water.
      From what I've been told the Irish Grandfather did find a better life in the Midlands of Tasmania. He and his wife had several farms and they built a Hotel as well.

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  3. Marvelous scenery along the bush road. You captured it all beautifully Margaret!

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    1. Thank you Denise, it's always lovely travelling on the country roads it's amazing what you see.

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  4. That's actually more like a creek than a river.

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  5. I wonder whether it was wetter when the river was named? It certainly looks creeklike now.
    Lovely scenes. Again. Thank youl.

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    1. You are welcome. It's been a river come creek as long as I can remember and the farmer who live along it have told me their ancestors mentioned it's always been the same.

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  6. That first photo reminds me of an old place I would pass often in my youth, that river looks indeed more like a creek now, great photos

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    1. Thanks Jo-Anne.
      The old house, well my grandparents lived in a house like that!

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  7. Me encanta tu reportaje de hoy Margaret. Besos.

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  8. The country views are priceless. Love the mist or fog in there

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    1. Gorgeous travelling in the country, always enjoy - that is water that looks like mist.

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  9. It looks like a pleasant area. Yes, and there is no rain of note forecast.

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    1. Lovely that area Andrew, it's between the midlands highway after Campbell Town and Cressy. Nope no rain.

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  10. Bit difficult to overtake or pass on that track aka road.
    That old shack certainly would have plenty of interesting stories
    to tell.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: There is a lovely yellow thing in the sky at last here
    in Terrigal - the population here are suffering eye burn - ha ha!

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    1. Wear the sunglasses Colin, don't burn the eye on something you haven't see much of these past several days.
      If only the walls could talk.

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  11. My ggrandmother had 14 full-term births, 10 of them living to adulthood. If I was your ancestor, or mine, I would have sewn a cap on the beloved's dong, after the 3rd baby safely got past toddlerhood.

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    1. lol.. Hels. These ancestors had many children seemed to be the thing in those days, nothing else to do in the evenings, I guess.

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  12. Hard to believe people once lived in places now used as sheds. The river meandering along looks pretty. No rain here either, the weathergirl said last night we have NEVER had a May with no rain.

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    1. We've had a warm May so far for us which I'm enjoying, rain is scarce in many places I believe R.
      It is hard to believe that people did live in those sheds once called houses and having 10 to 12 children as well.

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  13. What a beautiful landscape, it does indeed look like a creek.
    I think it's dry as hell.
    Fortunately, it has been dry here for a few days, we have had rain for months in a row, nature is upset by global warming.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. It is lovely driving along a country road all most anywhere down this way Irma.
      Gosh seems like you have had a lot of rain then whereas it's dry down here, some areas in Australia have had a fair bit of rain. Something has upset the apple cart..

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  14. Great pictures.... Question: aren't overtaking and passing redundant? Asking for a friend...

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    1. Thank you Bill. You can pass anywhere along a straight piece of road even though that road is narrow. Mainly the famers will pass you because they are used to that road. Common sense comes into it of course.

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    2. Yes, but if you overtake another vehicle, isn't that the same as passing that vehicle? Ah, mysteries of life! I have big orange clowns and the possible ruination of American democracy to worry about instead. But I thank you for the information, and send you a brotherly hug from the northern hemisphere,

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    3. Yes it's the same if we were to overtake another vehicle, which is ok as long as it's safe to do so on those country roads. Thank for the hug, a hug back to you.

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  15. Lovely country! Sad that the headstones have to be surrounded by a fence...
    hugs
    Donna

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    1. I expect the family of those people in the graves have fenced it to keep the sheep and cattle out and probably the horses as well.

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  16. Great sense of history here and the immigrant story writ large.

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    1. A lot of history there David, I've read some of it and parts are not nice.

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  17. Hello Margaret,
    What a very nice area along that river. Wonderful pictures you have made.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  18. Gran paisaje y fotos. Mucha falta hace el agua en algunos sitios.
    Buena semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura. Oh my, so many places need water and many places don't within Australia but I don't know about other countries and their water situation.

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  19. Beautiful landscapes.
    There are special places that bring us old stories and memories. Fantastic photos!

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  20. What an interesting glimpse into your family history, Margaret!
    I enjoyed learning about your grandfather and his journey from Ireland to Tasmania for a better life.
    The scenery along the Isis River (or creek!) is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful snapshots and a piece of your family's story with us.

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  21. Tasmania - the dream of many.
    What luck that your grandfather and his family were drawn to the ISIS River :-))) So you can show us your wonderful photos.
    Dankeschön - Thank you very much.
    A hug for you from Viola

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    1. Thank you Viola. So many places they could have travelled to in Tasmania but the Isis it was at firsst.

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  22. Bellissime fotografie.
    Mi dispiace che da voi è da molto che non piove, qui invece continua a piovere 🌧️🌧️🌧️
    Non ne possiamo più.

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    1. Hopefully the rain will stop where you are and thank you.

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  23. Bella serie de imagenes, amiga.
    Feliz domingo.

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  24. São restos de um passado a que ainda está ligada por laços de família.
    Abraço de amizade.
    Juvenal Nunes

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  25. Landscape is very beautiful. The old houses and graves made me feel sad.
    Happy Sunday Margaret.

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    1. People long gone and their graves kept well by family..
      Thank you.

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  26. How nice dear Margaret that you showed us lush and beautiful place where your grandparents lived once.
    I loved the spectacular scenery.
    Hugs and blessings

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  27. At first I thought it was fog and artificial irrigation...
    Beautiful areas and interesting history... It's nice to travel like this, the views are great!

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