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This castle was built in the early part of the 20th century by a man who wanted to build a castle. It was used as a tourist attraction or theme park before WWII. I have photos my parents took of it in the 1940’s and did a painting based on a small black and white photo my mother took of the waterfall in 1949. This is the castle in 2011. It now has a caravan park attached to it. The waterfall is between the photographer and the castle and is not clearly featured in this image.

This is found at Mena Creek on the old road to Innisfail from Tully in Far North Qeensland, Australia.

I’m sure they have a web site if you want to know more about the castle and the park. I simply like the photo and recently went for a quick visit to see if it was still there.


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My practical painting tutors include people from the Flying Art School (1978 to 1981), the Studio West End (2004 to 2010) and the Brisbane Institute of Art (2008 to 2011).

I began printmaking in 2004 at the Studio West End, then started again there in 2006.I have done it constantly since 2006 at either the Studio West End or the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Darkroom techniques were obtained from the Brisbane Institute of Art beginning in 2009.

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  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 2 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – STHogan

  • karen milder
    karen milderover 2 years ago

    great location

  • Thankyou, yes it is nice up there. And just a short drive from El Arish.

    – STHogan

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