Monday, 23 October 2017

Wodonga, Victoria.

Been a very busy time since arriving home from our long holiday.
Youngest son has come home to live for awhile plus his 3 little ones come and stay here a couple of times a week 2 nights at a time, that makes 4 extra in the house - but it's good fun for us even though much more work is involved it keeps us busy.

Whilst we were away two of my Aunties passed over to the other side, one was nearly 99 the other was 82, both my late mother's sisters mum being in the middle.
Then two other friends died whilst we were away.

Yesterday being Sunday we went to Hobart for the day and had High Tea at Claremont House at Claremont just before you get to the city of Hobart.  Both Aunties had private funerals.
So now all my Aunties and Uncles have departed this world - I'm the next generation but we won't go into that!  :)

Below is Claremont house - photo borrowed.


Another thing that happened and of course not as bad as the above was one of my external Hard Drives decided not to work thus loosing everything, today good news, plugged it back in and all this working so I'm doing a backup!  Always pays to just incase.

Back to holiday.

On June 29, 2017 we headed to Wodonga for 2 nights.  Still cold we had to buy another portable heater as the one we had went bung! The new one wasn't real good either and has since been returned and money refunded.
Bought another blanket as forget to bring the one from home which was the only thing we had forgotten to take.

Wodonga, Victoria itself is not far from the NSW (New South Wales border) with the city of Albury being a twin city in NSW.  Wodonga has about 38, 600 people and Albury about 90,000 people.

Whilst in Wodonga we went to Huons lookout with it's rather pleasant views of Soldiers quarters and a small area of Hume Lake.

'Major secondary industries based in Wodonga include a logistics distributions hub (LOGIC), a large cattle market, a pet food factory (Mars Corporation), a can factory (Visy), a cardboard box factory (Visy Board), a hydraulic hose manufacturer, an abattoir, and a foundry Bradken Limited as well as a variety of other, smaller enterprises. It also serves as a central point for the delivery of government services to the surrounding region.
Australian Army logistics base and a training centre for Army technical apprentices, the  Army Logistic Training Centre, which is based at Latchford Barracks and Gaza Ridge Barracks. It is also the home of a campus of La Trobe University and Wodonga Institute of TAFE.'
Wikipedia.


On the drive up to the lookout this cow posed for the camera.







Benalla, Victoria

The last time we visited Benalla, Victoria was in 2014 and prior 2012,  I wanted to take a photo of the Catholic Church, so hence I did about 15 minutes before Mass began in 2014, this time we drove past Benalla. Repost of the Church.

St. Joseph's Church was built in 1908, with various internals added over the years including the pipe organ which I didn't get the chance to take a photo of.




Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.
This statue is to Honour him.


Friday, 20 October 2017

More Euroa, Victoria

Up Mt. Wombat in the High Country at Strathbogie (population about 309 people) to see the view, trees are nice but cloud the view.






The North Eastern Hotel was once a beautiful building.  The owner who lives in the building refuses to maintain it.  Apparently on the corner of the building is the Pub which is beautiful inside so we were told.


Below photo is the back of the Hotel.




The RSL Have several statues of their late towns men who fought in the War.
This tree below is near by in the park.




The bridge that goes over the Seven Creeks.
The Weir down the other end.
The weir across Seven Creeks at Euroa formed the pre-Olympic swimming pool for the town. Pre-Olympic swimming pools in Victoria are those that were replaced by standard 8-lane, chlorinated 50 metre Olympic swimming pools in the swimming pool funding spree leading up to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. 




Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Euroa, Victoria.

Continuing Euroa - yes there is a lot to see.


The pathway to the Train Station plus the station.




The above is Australian Coat of Arms.  These are on the brick wall as one walks through the tunnel to the train station.




Don't know what this building was used for, maybe a bank in years gone by but now it appears someone lives there, probably divided into flats.


The Post Office of Euroa.