Thursday, April 4, 2013

"What Swords?"


Taken by Miss E (5)


Taken by Miss E, mirrored cabinet


Taken by Miss E


"I liked the swords" said Miss E after our homeschool visit to the local Historical Society. "What swords?" I thought to myself trying to remember hard. A look through Mss E's photos revealed a whole  level of details I had overlooked.


 

We all enjoyed discovering the district's long cricket history.







Three of our children had just played in senior grade grand finals a few days prior to last week's visit. They were stunned to see this display  - Attendance 4,000 while their recent games had fewer than 50 spectators.








Housed in an old original home, the displays were very interesting, there was something for everyone to enjoy, even a library room off the formal dining room.


Taken by Miss E



I'm tempted to wander through the building again at Miss E's eye level, soaking in details I missed.













The "Swallow" a train ferry, the last in Australia, which served our deep river-split town until the bridge was finally opened in 1932.




The construction of our bridge was a major milestone, even though today it is also a major traffic bottleneck with our only connecting road built atop the railway bridge with corners to divert the road onto and then off the line of the railway. A second bridge is due to be built in the next few years.








Schaeffer House is a very fitting location for our local Historical Society. It was built around 1900 and has a National Trust classification. It was the home of Mr Schaeffer who became our first City Architect. Mrs Schaeffer was a keen gardener. It's good to see this home in good hands today, well kept and open for all to enjoy.


24 comments:

Cinzia said...

Very interesting post!
Cinzia

Giga said...

Dobrze, że Miss E z zainteresowaniem ogladała to ważne dla Was miejscce. Pomysł urządzenia takiego małego Muzeum Historycznego dla lokalnej społeczności jest świetny. Miss E zrobiła bardzo ciekawe zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
Well, that Miss E watched with interest is important for you miejscce. The idea of ​​such a small device Historical Museum for the community is great. Miss E has done some very interesting pictures. Yours.

Seeing Each Day said...

Really interesting as you say, to get another one's perspective. And as always, just an interesting post overall.

Michaela said...

nice photos, I like going to museums and get a sense of the old..

Deanne Langford said...

I love this place- I have been visiting since I was Miss E's age and never tire of it- it is like an old friend!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That's such a wonderful heritage to have Deanne, very special.

Linda R said...

It does look like they have kept this house in such good condition. What a treat to see..

Hugs~

Dianne said...

Yes ... Miss E would have seen a different perspective . What a wonderful house filled with artefacts from a by-gone era.

Michelle said...

This is totally my kind of way to spend an afternoon. I love old homes and items full of history! Great photos!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos and history lesson. Since travel to Australia is out of our budget I have to be content with reading about it and looking at pictures.

All the best,

charlotte

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wonderful photos...so much history in them :)

Elise Lea said...

Love the picture of the windows and curtain. As first i thought the curtain had a shimmery fabric. Also it's very interesting to see the difference in how someone sees something compared to how you view it, nice contrast between you and Miss E :)

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful house and really worth a visit. It's always so rewarding to see how interested kids can be when visiting a museum. My grown kids still remember the visits we made to the museum of natural history vividly. We went there several times because they loved it so much and they discovered new things every time, maybe because they were at different levels;-)
Miss E must have had so much fun taking photographs at her level. You can enjoy the world a bit as she does now by those photographs.
Bye,
Marian
PS It always strikes me that in your pictures it always looks like summer. Maybe it especially draws my attention because winter doesn't seem to want to make place for spring over here ;-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, to be a child again! Isn't it funny that you all went to the same place and came away with different perspectives? So interesting.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a nice place to visit. It's amazing the different perspectives!

Sarah Jane said...

It does look interesting! I'd probably be like Miss E...the swords would be my favourite!

Sarah x

amanda said...

Great title of this post. :)
I love putting a camera in the hands of kids & seeing what they capture. They definitely have a different vantage point!
I especially love the shot of your little Miss as she's taking a photo of the room.
Takes me back to when our "middle son" was close her age.
http://ourfunwithfive.blogspot.com/2009/06/summer-vacation-week-one.html

s.c said...

Nice little museum and showed on 'n interesting angle. I am glad that by us in amsterdam after a 10 year renovation the Rijks museum will be open again.
You can so much learn on a places like that.

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Isn't it interesting to see the world from a child's view?! Great post!

Linda said...

Such a great building — the windows almost steal the show!
Thanks for sharing your visit to the exhibit.

pattisjarrett said...

Miss E is quite good at capturing details. Thanks for the tour.

Down by the sea said...

It's lovely to see other countries and pictures from another era! That boat train looks amazing! I love the way your daughter has captured what interested her too!
Sarah x

Jana said...

beautiful treasures inhere with heartwarming stories behind! happy new week from me:-))

Dorothy Adamek said...

WOW.. what a stop! I'd love to poke around there one day too. My local historical society has something similar but the house it's in is nowhere near as pretty on the outside. Thanks for sharing. xx

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