Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Just 4 Sydney-side Hartnells

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lady Alice Mine - September

Cam, Gabriella, and I headed just outside of Adelaide to the north to gold country. It was a fun weekend full of friends, mines, and of course, a big black dog: Oki.

Here is Gabriella & I & the big black puppy in front of the schoolhouse master's house. This was one of the largest buildings, although without its roof, not sure how long it will last.

We walked a lot and had a nice few breaks. Mainly we tried to find the remains of buildings not previously recorded. We focused on the domestic side, but the area was peppered with various companies and we may have been recording a neighborhood associated with the next company.

We stayed in this Nissan hut: not a Quanset, but close. It reminded me of a shotgun house with all the rooms in a line. The kitchen was near the staircase, then 2 bedrooms, and a living/front room by the cars.

One of the most revolting things we saw were these worms. Cam explained that they banded together to make them look larger and more menacing. When they felt the tree move, they would fan out & all move at once. It was wicked gross.

Another clue to former homesteads were remnants to gardens. These lilies are not overly common most years in South Australia, but we have had quite a bit of rain, so they were happy.

This sign is all around former mine sites & I really enjoy that they included the waste rock pile in the sign next to the shaft. Leave it to the Aussies to get it right!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Magnificat High School a "cool school"

Just a short note that my high school has been featured on the local news as a weekly "cool school." If you'd like to check out the 3 min video, check out this link.


They didn't have ballet when I was there, but the library looks exactly the same.