This is my contribution to The Barn Collective meme. For more shots of fascinating barns and sheds, please follow the link at the end of my post.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, the little township of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills was established in 1842 by German settlers.There were many small holdings there and many small cottages and out buildings were built. Few if any of the original cottages remain, although there are old chimneys and smoke ovens still standing.
Last week I showed you a hop kiln which was built just out of Lobethal in a small settlement called Neudorf. This tiny village is no longer there, but it is possible to find old farm buildings like this one.
As yet I have been unable to find any information about the Neudorf settlement although the history of Lobethal is well documented. There are so many little places in my part of Australia and elsewhere that were begun by settlers full of hope in this harsh new country, but which were eventually abandoned, defeated by the lack of water, poor soils, distance and the hot dry weather.
Liz Needle - linking with "The Barn Collective" and "Rubbish Tuesday".