Derelict House in Canola Field

Margaret  Hyde

Ulverstone, Australia

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3347 viewings on 8 September, 2016.

(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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