This morning promised to be a bright sunny day, wanting to escape the computer for a while, I decided to take a stroll through one of our city’s landmarks, namely an old homestead.
The Old Mildura Homestead stands as one of Mildura’s most significant links to the past, with its unique position in the district’s history and folklore, located on the banks of the Murray River, the homestead in my pictures has been recreated from the original built in 1847. Browsing around the homestead it was great to see remnants from the past, the Shearing sheds, the old stables with their horse drawn carts, the watering trough, and the old mangle that many a pioneer mother used to turn. An old pedal piano that had found its way into the shearing sheds, finally the old outback timber Dunny that complemented all bush homes in the 1800’s
According to local legend the people who inhabited this region prior to the arrival of Europeans called this place Mildura, mil meaning water and dura meaning rock.
Enjoy my pictures of a look into my city’s pioneering past.
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