Friday, February 15, 2013

Fridays Fences 5


My fence this week come from an old shearing shed on a pastoral property in the north of South Australia.


In its heyday this shed would have been able to cater for the shearing of around 5000 sheep. Now it is used for the occasional wedding or local function.

Now being used as a beautiful luxury accommodation, the property, North Bundaleer Station , has a long history in the annals of the South Australian Pastoral industry. The property was established in 1841, just 5 years after SA was colonised. The current homestead was completed around 1900, but by the late 1900s had fallen into disrepair, largely because restoration was such a huge prospect. Fortunately the current owners - Marianne and Malcolm Booth -  had the finances and the foresight to undertake what became an enormous restoration project and the property has been meticulously returned to its former glory. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful weekend there  - a 70th birthday gift from our children.


North Bundaleer before restoration.


And now. Gardens not yet completed.



Dining Room

Drawing Room


The bedroom we slept in.
If you are interested, check out the link above.

Liz Needle

7 comments:

  1. Geat photos Liz. The station is just stunning. That's a definate must see

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  2. Wonderful place, great hosts, fabulous getaway.

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  3. What a beautiful place & I've always wanted a grand bed like that... A wonderful birthday present from your children. =)

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  4. The owners should be quite proud of their restoration efforts. It is a gorgeous place. How wonderful you got to stay there!
    Love the many lines of the fences in the shearing shed.

    It's taken me a few days to return comments. Thanks for your visit and birthday wishes! :)

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  5. What a beautiful property. Sounds like a perfect place for a weekend getaway. I can just imagine the workings of the shearing shed.

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