Brisbane to Roma

Woohoo!!! Time to get out of the city and embrace the freedom of the open road. This landscape changes, from the highways of Brisbane and surrounds to the farming, flowering and flowing lands of the Darling Downs. Pretty soon, you know you’ve hit Outback country – the land opens up and becomes a highway of…

Southport, 4 January 2020

The Southport Community Centre Hall and Deck 8606 Huon Highway, Southport The Southport Community Centre, set in its small coastal town, is the hub for community events and gatherings in the far south.  SCC’s outdoor performance stage is so splendid it has its own name, Bruce’s Deck. Named after the late historian Bruce Poulson, who…

Derby, 5 January 2020

In its hey day Derby was the site one of the richest tin mines in the world with a population of around 3,000. The Derby Town Hall was built in 1923 at the height of the mountain town’s prosperity. Sadly, just six years later the Briseis Dam (named after the 1876 Melbourne Cup winner) flooded…

Rowella, 6 January 2020

The Rowella Community Hall was built as the Presbyterian Church of the Beaconsfield gold field. When the Beaconsfield mine closed in 1917, the church was moved on a bullock dray to its current site on the border of Kayena and Rowella amid the blooming apple and pear orchards. New residents arrived from India, New Zealand,…