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=Where I fell in love with History=

Was this hut down by the road to the beach?
I thought it was a whalers hut or something!
They may have restored it in 1979 but I and my dog and brothers and Uncle FOUND it a few years before then
I was a young teenager and on holidays

My Uncle (Gerald Smart) had rented a flat down there across the road and my mother had taken us there on holidays. We were in the field playing cricket and the ball went into this huge patch of bushes and stuff. The dog went in after it and yelped I (the closest fielder) went in after him and pushing through the bushes pushed the door open.

That was when I fell in love with history!

My Uncle being a mayor (of Ringwood) at the time thought it his civil duty to report it and we had our photo’s taken with it!

I have never been back to the hut I found and I guess I never will now but that gloomy still room will always stay in my heart I imagined that I had been the first to enter it in a hundred years! (but the newspapers on the walls had 1920s dates! lol)

Still it was just as though the person who lived there had just gone out expecting to return but never did. The surfaces were covered in a thick layer of dust but otherwise all was still sitting in tact. Furniture belongings firewood even a bucket that would have had water in it. Whoever lived here had lived simply – a tin plate and panakin, a really old bone handled three pronged fork and a silver spoon and blackened kettle and dutch oven hanging over the fire. On the basic side cupboard were tin canisters and a few jars. In the cupboard shelves more tins boxes and jars that small animals had knocked over. And at the foot of the single cot was an old wooden trunk with clothes in it but nothing any more intimate or personal.

I guess it was this hut but then not having a photo myself or having been back maybe it wasn’t – now it’s gone {sigh} but in my heart it will live on!
Thank you for this vision and info!
Chookas! ♥

=Where I fell in love with History=


Frankston, Australia

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Artist's Description

The wonderful Oldrooz Posted a photo of
The Bark Hut
and it excited me to think that something so intrinsic to me has appeared here!
and yes stumbling into this place was like stumbling back in time and I fell in love with Australian History! ♥

Enjoy! ♥

Artwork Comments

  • AmandaWitt
  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
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  • Mrswillow
  • Diana-Lee Saville
  • Chookas
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