Corfield and Fitzmaurice Store is now a local arts and crafts shop and a little museum. It still retains some of the furniture and equipment from the original store, like this Flying Fox. The money and purchasing information was put into the pot and sent up the wire to the cashier, who sat in her office and processed it, sending the receipt and any change back in the pot.
Banjo, Matilda and Big White Rocks for 'Ron August 11th 2014 We picked up Nancy at around 10am and set off to the Australian “Age of Dinosaurs” situated on the Jump Up about 25km out of Winton. A jump up is the local name for an escarpment with a flat table-like top, or mesa. There are quite a few in this area. They are the remains of the forest floor that has eroded away around them, leaving the rocky areas behind. It was quite a steep climb and mostly ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Winton Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
I am a mature (aged anyway!) woman, married with 2 children, a daughter, now 29, who is living in England, and a son who is 25. I was an English language and literacy teacher in a community centre in Melbourne, where I live but am now sort of retired (temporarily at present). I originally came from England, where I met my Aussie husband and then moved to Australia to marry and raise my family.
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