Travel Theme : Time

This is a tricky one Ailsa, at least I thought so. But lots of your followers have come up with so many different interpretations of it. Go to “Where’s my backpack?” to see how inventive bloggers are…

I couldn’t come up with anything that would translate into photos. I thought about it as I dropped off to sleep, I ruminated about it as I prepared our meals, I even pondered it when shopping. It became an all-consuming mental search. I almost gave a mental shrug as Thursday dawned. “Oh well I will have to miss out this week”…

Then this morning going through my photos looking for a totally unrelated theme I suddenly came across the photos of an amazing heritage village we visited on our trip around Australia. I thought of all the museums we had visited. What were we doing? YES we were going back in time and reminiscing and reliving the time back then when life was without computers or TV’s and house-work was hard labour. Horse power really meant just that. I could remember, and had used, quite a number of the things that are now museum pieces.

So I would like to take you with me down memory lane and around an amazing old-time village called Old Tailem Town Do click on this link it will give you more information of a truly historic pioneer village that brings the past to life.

Steve and Pat are the original blokes that started this amazing collection back in 1982

Steve and Pat are the original blokes that started this amazing collection back in 1982

Mail Street

Main Street

Butchers shop

Butchers shop

Butchers shop information

Butchers shop information

Old butchers block

Old butchers block

Here's the old fashioned butcher. Sausages any one?

Here’s the old fashioned butcher. Sausages any one? I think I have seen this bloke some where else. 🙂

Old delivery van

Old delivery van

Fresh??? fruit and vegies

Fresh??? fruit and vegies

Waiting to be served at the grocery store, no help your self back then

Waiting to be served at the grocery store, no help your self back then

Grocery store shelves. Can you remember any of these grocery items?

Grocery store shelves. Can you remember any of these grocery items?

Garage, these customers have been waiting quite a while...

Garage, these customers have been waiting quite a while…

Real old timers, now in retirement...

Real old timers, now in retirement…

Bike shop

Bike shop

If the car didn't go you could always rely on the horse

If the car didn’t go you could always rely on the horse

An old farm house

An old farm house

Very basic pioneers dwelling, early 1900's

Very basic pioneers dwelling, early 1900’s

This bed does not look very comfortable

This bed does not look very comfortable, can you see the “guz-under”? Do you know what it is for???

Kitchen/dining from the 1940's

Kitchen/dining from the 1940’s

A kitchen/dining area of the 1950's

A kitchen/dining area of the 1950’s

1960's I think...

1960’s I think… (I have been told that this style of kitchen is more likely to be from the 1930’s. Can any one confirm this?)

This oven was considered state of the art back in 1930's

This oven was considered state of the art back in 1930’s

I can remember using these things to do the laundry when I first got married

I can remember using these things to do the laundry when I first got married

Any one recognize this pie cart?

Any one recognize this pie cart?

Those are just a few of the photos we took of this fascinating place. We stumbled up on it quite by accident and only meant to spend a couple of hours browsing around. We spent the day absolutely captivated and engrossed in the atmosphere of the old pioneering days. A real trip back in time…

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The  future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, 

whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis

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12 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Time

  1. Haha, Jack makes a brilliant butcher 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    Fascinating ‘old town’ in Australia. Now it’s on my ‘to-visit’ list! How I love the old kitchens and dining areas! And the old rusty truck! (and the ‘back-up’ light draught horse!! Wish I could move in . . . wonder if any of my ‘down-under’ friends have been here? ~ Linne

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  3. Another place on my ‘hope to visit one day’ list! Thanks for the incredible photos! I had a good look at the kitchen/dining area that you labeled as likely from the 1960s and I honestly think it’s more likely from the ’30s or ’40s, just judging from the styles. I could be wrong, though. It was also great to see the old washing machines; I’m going to show my Mum and Aunty, as I think one of those is like what they used as kids (they are now 90 and 93). I have a wringer/washer, but sure wish I had one of those, too! So much in your photos that I have or wish I did . . . ~ Linne

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    • G’day Linne lovely to hear from you, yes I think you are right about that kitchen I have had another person comment on that I think I will go back and re-label it. Thank you also for the honour of a re-blog. It really was the most authentic and interesting heritage village we visited and we went in quite a number of them. It was almost as though you were back in that era, most others just seemed like a tidied up museum piece.

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  4. These are great pics! What a brilliant old town this is. I used to have an Early Kooker in my place in Canberra – they certainly don’t make things like they used to! 😀

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  5. This certainly was a journey back in time, Pommepal. Some of those tins look quite familiar, 🙂

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    • I think it must be an age thing but we love going back in time at these villages and museums. I also think it is good for the younger generations to see how it used to be

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  6. Great ideas for this week´s theme 🙂

    People must have had it really tough in the early days …… we are so lucky these days.

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    • I agree to see these heritage villages and realise just how hard life was back then is a real reality check they make me appreciate all our mod-cons

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  7. Eleenie

    Perfect photos for the theme, I’m so pleased you found them so you could share this fabulous place with us! I’m not sure I’d have visited the butcher though, he looks awfully intimidating!! 😉

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