Sunday, April 27, 2008

A trip through the countryside

Yesterday was the most beautiful autumn day here in paradise on earth.

We had relatives visiting us, and decided to show them a few sights in the local vacinity followed by lunch at a local pub.

Our first stop was at an historical site which was the home of Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis), the author of a very famous Australian novel "On our Selection". This site was where his father drew a lot of land and he had to farm it. They were rugged days and hats off to these, our early pioneers of the district.

This is the slab hut in which the family lived and brought up their children

Inside the hut, featuring part of the original kitchen table! Gee those walls look a bit draughty.

Stable and well.

We then headed into the township of Nobby and visited this museum. The lady of the house is obviously the keen collector and had all sorts of fashion from the early 1900's to the 1960's. I am sure it would be a great place for our quilt group to visit some time. I fell in love with all her 1950's paraphenalia.

We had lunch here at the Royal Hotel in the little country town of Leyburn. The pub is owned by one of our ex-Bronco footy stars, Shane Webcke. Shane was not at home, but we enjoyed some real country hospitality just the same. Wish I had taken a photo of the t-bone steak they served up. It must have been a huge beast. Everyone enjoyed the meal, and we then travelled home through the lovely little townships of Millmerran and Pittsworth.

We needed some refreshment after this, and stopped off at the new Toowoomba Hockey Club and had some drinks before heading home.

A great day was had by all.

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