09 November 2011

Flinders Ranges, for the Kanyaka Ruins

South Australia, in the Flinders Ranges, Kanyaka Homestead historic site remains in this state of preservation.  A village environment in 1852, supported many families on this sheep station, in the outback.

A sign there reads "thick stone walls, small windows and verandahs protected the occupants from the heat.  Roofs were generally of split timber shakes or corrugated iron".

It really does feel like you stepped back in time, and I am reminded of Dorothea MacKellar's beautiful poem, My Country, learnt in primary-school years, about our changing landscape, and "the wide brown land for me".  Here it is!

and an old ink drawing of life at Old Kanyaka settlement.

And in the same location, what appears to be a dry creek-bed, lined with river-gums

Linking to A Southern Daydreamer for


TexWisGirl said...

love those old stone walls. :)

The French Hutch said...

Hi Carole, your photography is beautiful. I love the ink drawing you included in your post.
I've never been to Australia, but I have several friends who traveled there and they all had lovely comments.
You have a lovely blog.

The French Hutch

xinex said...

I love preserved historical sites, Carole. Thanks for sharing this...Christine

Nadege, said...

Not much water in that creek.
Another place to put on my list to visit.

Anonymous said...

That's just beautiful.

Pat said...

Love seeing photos from your "corner" of the world, very interesting.

J Bar said...

Beautiful bush shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

JO said...

nice place!

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Jeanne said...

What an interesting looking place. Does look as if it could get pretty warm there. Yes, Texas can get pretty hot too. This past summer, 80 days in a row well over 100 ( think 114 was the hottest). Also, no rain for any of those days. Are there still sheep in that area of the photos?

Light and Voices said...

Hidden stories in that abandoned building. Nice job on the photographs.
Joyce M

Lyn S said...

Yes, definitely brings the poem to mind Carole!

Jan Castle said...

Interesting...thanks for the tour!

Genie said...

What wonderful structures preserved for a lll to enjoy They may be called ruins, but they look wonderful to me. The trees are amazing in their beauty and size. The old ink drawing is especially nice for those of us who cannot visit there in person. Beautiful captures. genie