East Coast – Wild Wild White Australia

After several hundreds of kilometers of driving through that great country, it was time to have lunch at one of the many rest areas along the road. We were lucky to stumble into Calliope River, a historical village from the early days of Oz. Even the people that manage this place seemed from that time. With a natural born Aussie accent we had our difficulties to understand their babbling.

Free Beer… Tomorrow

The church or in whatever they believed in here.

The primary school

The Slab Hut – In this area was 100 years ago an important gold mining district. Hundreds of miners came from many parts of Australia to try their luck. They lived in tents and shanties. At the same time graziers settled here to provide meat for the miners to eat. As grazier were permanent they build houses (like this) for themselves that would last.