AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gunpowder Mills


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Last week I posted an overview of the Penny Royal Museum in Launceston, Tasmania. Here is another perspective.
These replicas of 19th century gunpowder mills are set into a towering rocky cliff face.
(Maybe not a vintage postcard but represents a vintage scene!)
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Pic by Gemma Wiseman
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Postcard Friendship Friday #17
This pairs with my Weekend Mailbox meme!
See Weekend Mailbox #11
HERE
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Old activities
Gunpowder mills museum
Eerie histories
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Hosted by Beth Niquette (Oregon, US) @ The Best Hearts Are Crunchy

12 comments:

Joy said...

I do like they recreated the mills, mostly I like that blue boat. Great card.

Paula said...

Tricky business, those gunpowder mills! Love those rugged cliffs in the background ... set against that azure blue sky ...
Have a beautiful and blissful weekend!

Irene said...

Great post, my kids always wanted to go to live in Tasmania. It's lovely.mine is here.

Snap said...

Interesting card! Happy PFF!

Linda said...

What an interesting location,dramatic terrain. Happy PFF!

Postcardy said...

Happy PFF!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Lovely postcard!

One of the things I love Australia is their careful preservation of the past.

(You seem to be a very busy person Gemma :))

Your meme is very interesting. My daughter is passionate taking pictures of mailboxes. And am still looking out for her file. For some reason I couldn't find it. She wouldn't mind me sharing it here.

jabblog said...

Gunpowder mills sound frighteningly dangerous places. I like your postcard, though, and the fact that history is being remembered.

jams o donnell said...

I bet it isw an interesting place to visit. we have a powder mill museum not far from us.

Sheila said...

It looks like a place well worth a visit. It's always good to have heritage preserved, and better still to have postcards to shore it. :)

cieldequimper said...

Lovely card. I wonder if this was named after Launceston in Cornwall.

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful postcard! Thank you so much for adding a link to PFF! I have added a link to your page as well, and reminded those who've taken part, to visit your page.

Thanks for your support and Happy PFF!

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