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Bush Retreat At Dawn. Tenterfield, NSW, Australia by Ralph de Zilva

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We spent four glorious days on a friends property at this bush retreat.

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Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the New England region at the intersection of the New England and Bruxner Highways. Tenterfield is a three-hour drive from Brisbane, 2.5 hours from Byron Bay, two hours from Armidale, New South Wales and 10 hours from Sydney. The town sits in a valley astride the Great Dividing Range. At the 2006 census, Tenterfield had a population of 3,130 people.
Tenterfield’s proximity to many regional centres and its position on the route between Sydney and Brisbane led to its development as a centre for the promotion of the federation of the Australian colonies.
The local geography is dominated by prominent granite inselbergs and mountains, the most famous being that of Bald Rock, which sits within the Bald Rock National Park.
Tenterfield’s first inhabitants were the Jukembal people who travelled the area from near Glen Innes to Stanthorpe, Queensland.
In 1841 Sir Stuart Donaldson was running 18,000 sheep on a property that he named Tenterfield Station, after a family home in Scotland. Donaldson was the first premier of NSW and made biannual trips to Tenterfield to inspect his holdings there, which covered 100,000 acres (400 km2) of unfenced land. Tenterfield Post Office opened on 1 January 1849 and the township was gazetted in 1851 with allotments being sold in 1854. In 1858 gold was discovered at Drake (Fairfield) and shortly afterwards at Timbarra and Boonoo Boonoo. During 1859 an AJS Bank opened and an Anglican Church was built the following year. In the 1860s The Tenterfield Chronicle was published, the district court was established; the building of a hospital commenced and a public school was opened. In 1870 the population was less than 900, but the town had five hotels, a school of arts and three churches. The existing Tenterfield Post Office was constructed in 1881.

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I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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Comments

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 2 years ago

    I can almost feel the quiet in this view, and the bits of mist lend a lovely mood to the place.

  • Thank you very much Celeste for the superb comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnalmost 2 years ago

    so beautifully serene

  • Thanks very much Dave for the comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Ralph. We loved the place and Helga is a great cook too.

  • I’m glad you’ve been to this place which I call paradise. Helga sure is a very lovely lady. Thanks John for your comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Ralph …best time of the day ! ..Love it xx

  • Thanks very much Gail for the lovely comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 2 years ago

    Ralph, you have captured this Beautiful..as I do adore Tenterfield,,,

  • Thank you so very much Norma for your kind comment and fave. I’m glad you like it.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRosealmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful reflections picture!

  • Thank you Kathryn.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Ralph, looks ideal.

  • Thanks very much, Terry.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome !!

  • Thank you Carlos.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaalmost 2 years ago


    Excellent Image! 08/20/2012

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    Outstanding image Ralph!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Deb for the feature, comment and fave. Greatly appreciated.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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