Harbour Board Building

The Harbour Board Building is a Heritage Listed building in Quay Street, Rockhampton. Also known as the Fitzroy Shire Council Chambers, it was built in 1898 by Renshaw and Ricketts.

Quay Street, Rockhampton, is well known for its Heritage Buildings.

 

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The Heritage listed Harbour Board Building 

 

The above photo was taken using my iPhone.

 

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National Eucalypt Day

Today is National Eucalypt Day. A day to celebrate the magnificent trees we Australians call Gum Trees.

The following photos are of Eucalyptus regnans commonly known as Mountain Ash, also Swamp Gum, or Stringy Gum. Mountain Ash trees are native to Tasmania and the state of Victoria in south-east Australia.

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Eucalyptus regnans is the world’s tallest flowering plant and is also the world’s second tallest tree.

I remember when I was in primary school, my teacher told the class that trees were the lungs of the world. I can clearly remember my thoughts: “Then why are we cutting them down?”

I still ask that question decades later.

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School of Arts

The following images were taken on my iPhone.

The School of Arts was built in 1894. These photos were taken last year on a visit to my hometown of Rockhampton in Queensland. All that remains of the building now is the facade with the original building having been rebuilt.

In keeping with so many heritage buildings in Rockhampton, it has been beautifully restored. It was growing up in Rockhampton where my love of heritage buildings was nurtured.AdobePhotoshopExpress_2017-09-04_19-45-35 1000

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I have included a black and white version as I think these old buildings lend themselves to this format.

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Tranquillity​

Is there anything more pleasing than a walk along the beach at the end of the day? I had the beach to myself. The sun was setting behind me, fast disappearing behind the mountains. The last rays of the day touched the clouds which were reflecting in the still water of the river, while the sound of the ocean filled the air.

 

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Wye River 

 

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Lagoon

Almost in the middle of the Central Queensland town of Emu Park, there is a lagoon. My Grandfather’s house was near this lagoon and it was visible from his backyard. It features prominently in my boyhood memories.

This lagoon also has a magnificent plantation of Melaleuca trees.

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Meredith Park

Meredith Park is situated on the northern end of Lake Colac. It is a popular camping ground as it is free of any charges. However, other than a toilet block, conditions are basic. You do get a great view of Lake Colac.

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Meredith Park

Lake Colac

Lake Colac

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