The abandoned Quarantine Station on Torrens Island was originally built in 1879 after more temporary measures were inadequate with cases of typhus and small pox arriving in SA. Many of the buildings are now gone, with only one from 1879 that survived the early 1900’s upgrades, but those that remain give a good impression of… Read More Quarantine Station on Torrens Island
Op shops are a great place for finding old cameras that people just throw out now and for $2 I found a 1950’s Agfa Clack. Online I brought an old Fomapan 120 BW film to try out the camera and these are the prints I received back from the developers that I scanned and adjusted.… Read More The AGFA Clack
It has been a while since I have posted due to a number of reasons but I hope to get back into it starting with Burnt Forests. Back in January we had a large bushfire that burnt 12,500 hectares of farm, forest, conservation parks and residential land with 27 houses lost. So much more could… Read More Burnt Forests
Moonta, within the Copper Triangle, is a small South Australian town steeped in copper mining history. There are many old buildings still standing that were used in the mining and smelting of ore in the 19th century. Huge slag heaps overlook the old mining shafts and the surrounding land poisoned by the mining process and… Read More Old mining town Moonta
Manoora is a small town in the Mid North region of South Australia on the Barrier Highway that I have passed through on a number of occasions, this time I was on my way to the mining town of Broken Hill. I am not sure how long this roadhouse has been closed but the faded… Read More Manoora, Mid North
On a recent trip to Victoria I stopped in the tiny town of Lillimur, population 373 by the 2006 census. What caught my eye was a an old weatherboard building, inside twisted and buckled. I think the reason it is still standing is the solid chimney. All the doors were wide open so I could… Read More Lillimur Post Office
What is it about old doors that attract so many photographers? I know when I see an old abandoned building it is made all the better with an old abandoned door.