Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mintaro

Mintaro, in South Australia's mid-north, is an important region in the State's history. In the 1840's it was an early staging point for transferring Copper from the Burra mines to Port Wakefield. Then from 1860 onward it was South Australia's leading producer of high quality slate and there is much evidence of this around the town today where it has been used for roofing and walling.
Above, on the left, is the Wesleyan Methodist Church (later to become the Hall) built in 1854, with the larger Methodist Church on the right having been constructed in 1867.


This shot is part of a sad ruin, yet Heritage Listed site comprising a dwelling, store, and carpenter's shop which became Lathlean's Post Office and Store in 1862.


En route to Mintaro and some local wineries, our journey was temporarily interrupted as these sheep were being moved from one grazing area to another.  We didn't mind in the least, being a rare opportunity to enjoy seeing the lambs up close.



11 comments:

Leora said...

Looks like some of the historical places in New Jersey - built in the 19th century, and mostly abandoned except in many places these have become museums. Except without the abundant sheep.

Lesley said...

Oh yes, to see these adorable new lambs among the old ruins is a refreshing sight.

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful old buildings. The lambs are cute.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The chapels could easily be in the UK; same design. Enjoyable post to read.

Leena said...

The Heritage Listed places are really fascinating and it`s also important to name places and keep them in so good conditions as possible for becoming generations.( Sorry my poor English :)
Fine post from those old buildings!

Fun60 said...

Really interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

Luna Miranda said...

the texture and color of brick are beautiful. very interesting post.

Gary said...

Very interesting tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Our World Tuesday, what an interesting series of photos from your part of the world.

Linda Makiej said...

really wonderful !!

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures of this rural spot.

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