Derelict House in Canola Field by Margaret  Hyde

Derelict House in Canola Field by 

2839 viewings on 18 April, 2015.

(Scanned from a photograph taken in 2000. Dedicated to the pioneering families of Australia)

Old stone cottage in the canola fields near the town of Burra in South Australia. Burra is a country town in South Australia located 160km north of Adelaide, with a population of approximately 1,200 people. Founded in 1845, it was from then until 1877 the site of one of the world’s major copper mines, the income from which did much to save the young colony from financial disaster. By the time the mine closed in 1877 it was already also serving as a transport centre for the north-east of the colony and parts of western NSW and SW Qld. In the following decade it served the growing wheat farming areas to the west and for a while the untimely doomed expansion in the drier areas to the east. In the late 19th century and early 20th century it was South Australia’s main centre for sale of sheep and became renowned as the main town in an area famed for stud merino sheep breeding.

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I am a keen amateur photographer (progressing from a Brownie Box to digital) who loves to combine travel and photography. I have travelled extensively in Australia and New Zealand with other trips to parts of UK & Europe, USA, Africa, Scandinavia and Canada. My photography reflects my interest in culture, scenery and wildlife relating to these travels.

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  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 5 years ago

    Joe Mortelliti told us on his shot of this place that This was the house on a Midnight Oil LP I wonder if it was this bright with the conola crop flowers – that would have been an eve catching record seller!
    & did you know Canola was called “rape” / “rape seed” once …. until the word rape became something else!

    Gorgeous shot MsM !!!
    Chookas! ♥Ü♥

  • Hi Adgray, thank you for the compliment and also for the info about the LP. Will check it out. I was aware of the “rape” seed title. I think “Canola” refers to Canada and oil. Not positive though

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Margaret, I think I have a shot of this old house in my gallery.

  • Hi Terry, thanks for your comment. Seems there have been a number of people who have had the opportunity to photograph it. All different because of different seasons and weather.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 4 years ago


  • thank you

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 3 years ago

    Lovely image, well done!
    Click HERE to view your feature
    From your hosts Bevlea Ross and Melissa
    Australia At Large

  • thank you for the honour.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Deborah Clearwater
    Deborah Clearw...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic image such vibrant colours – a well deserved feature

  • Hi deborah, thank you for your lovely cosmment.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 3 years ago

    …and I believe we ae still genetically unmodified with our canola! great shot!


  • Hi Kay, thank you for your comment – I hope you are right about the genetics.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Collymack
    Collymackover 3 years ago

    Wow. Love the way you’ve captured those intense colours!

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...about 3 years ago

    wonderful capture!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Hi Jeanne, thank you for your comment

    – Margaret Hyde

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evansabout 3 years ago

    Very pretty shot!

  • Hi Pauline, Thank you for your comment.

    – Margaret Hyde

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