City from Southern Cross Station
DAYLESFORD, Central Victoria.
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo
Work started on this around 1895 and was finally completed in 1977.
‘Talking’ Tourist Tram, Bendigo
Rio Vista, built in 1889 for William Chaffey and now a museum. William and his brother, originally from Canada, had success with irrigation in California and established the first irrigation system in Australia, in Mildura.
Pelicans on the Mildura Rowing Club lawns by the Murray River.
One of the paddle-steamers now operating as tourist attractions on the Murray.
The Mighty Murray River, from the New South Wales side.
Apex Park–a sand bar on the river popular with swimmers, features in my novel ‘Red Wine and Summer Storms’ and my novelette ‘Dark Innocence’.
The junction of the Darling and Murray rivers at WENTWORTH, NEW SOUTH WALES
Wentworth is both my birthplace and an important part of my ‘Red Dust’ series.
Wentworth Wharf–actually a replica–once a thriving port for the riverboats. http://visitwentworth.com.au/attractions/wentworth-wharf/
An old Ferguson tractor on display at the Wentworth Hospital, both of which feature in my novel ‘Stony Creek‘.
Grass trees in Western Australia. We spotted these on the drive from Perth to the Pinnacles and I just loved them. You can buy them over here but they cost a fortune and take years to grow to what you can see here. They’re native to W.A and are protected so unfortunately you can’t just dig one out and take it home! Actually probably just as well–they do better where they belong.
On the ferry from Perth to Fremantle.
Blue Mountains, near SYDNEY, New South Wales.
BLUE LAKE, MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.
A volcanic lake, the colour changes from grey-ish in winter to vivid cobalt blue.
MOUNT BEAUTY, VICTORIA.
A small town surrounded by mountains–great view.
LAKES ENTRANCE VICTORIA.
A small town in an amazing spot, boasting the famous Ninety Mile Beach and huge lakes with lots of fishing boats–you can buy fresh seafood direct from the boats.
TWELVE APOSTLES VICTORIA, GREAT OCEAN ROAD
I’m not sure how many apostles there are now–they’re limestone stacks and constantly being further eroded by the waves. Still spectacular.
CAPE NELSON, PORTLAND, VICTORIA.
STEAVENSON FALLS, MARYSVILLE, VICTORIA
PORT ARTHUR, TASMANIA
One of Australia’s early prisons, opening in 1833.
THE GORGE, LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA.
An amazing spot so close to Tasmania’s second largest city.
Sandy Bay, Tasmania
An old mining town that has managed to retain its 19th century look and still sell great coffee!
Cows ‘grazing’ in the park at SHEPPARTON VICTORIA
ROBE SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Custom House, built in 1863.
A memorial to the hundreds of Chinese people who arrived during the 19th century gold rush in Victoria. Unable to land in Victoria they landed in SA and walked hundreds of miles to the gold fields.