Monday, January 31, 2011

Clandulla map


It's time I gave you a feel for our little town.  It won't take long because there is not much of it!

You can see it comprises about six streets most of which peter out to bush tracks after one block. The housing blocks are large  .. at least a half acre each and not all built on so the houses are very spread apart. I'm told that between the villages of Clandulla and Charbon (3.5 kms away) there are only 103 postal addresses!

The railway line bisecting the town is an important landmark. I'll show you some photos of the railway station (closed) our one shop (closed) and school (closed) as we go along.  There is no church, pub or community hall.  But here is a playground, oval, public toilet and tennis court (closed judging by the weeds). The green bit on the map is Clandulla State Forest.

Clandulla and surrounds however have a population of about 350 people so could be considered thriving in comparison to the little towns we pass through on the way here.

Whistler's Rest is four of the smaller 1/4 acre blocks a little to the left of the red Pin.  You can see it overlooks a larger farming block at the back and at the front the town oval/reserve.

8 comments:

  1. What is the terrain of the town like?

    So it is long and skinny?

    No pub ... but I thought there was a 'royal'. Are there closed pubs and closed churches?

    Why was it established to begin with? Is it close to that mining stuff at Glen Davis? How come does a railway run through it?

    oops ... morning for being inquisitive ...

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  2. Cullen Bullen and Capertee but not Clandulla ... but I see there is one in Grenfell. I am thinking of G for the Lawson Festival. Would have to stay at a Royal!

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  3. I see you love the pretty blue wren, as I do - look forward to following your travels
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  4. Thanks Dianne, this particular blog will be focusing on the tiny town of Clandulla. Sweet Wayfaring takes us further afield. And I do love the Blue Wrens ... my mum used to take me out onto the verandah as a child to show me the wrens when they visited the garden.

    Julie, of course these are questions I've been asking myself so have been digging in to find as much history as I can. I will reveal as much as I have discovered as we go along with the pictures of the town ... so you are going to have to be patient :-)

    No pubs or churches, not just closed, the don't exist. Did they ever exist? One of the little mysteries I am trying to answer.

    Terrain, gotta think about that, Canary Street where Whistler's Rest is rises gently from the railway. The rest of the town pretty flat from what I remember. There are of course those mountains nearby that seem to pop out of a relatively flat undulating landscape. Gotta find the names of those mountains one day. Lots of things to explore yet.

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  5. Be careful next time you go they may have changed the name again and you'll not be able to find it. No Royal!!! Are you intending to live out there? A tree change??

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  6. Diane, maybe some time in the more distant future when we are ready to downsize but certainly not any time soon. Yes, no Royal how sad is that. I'm thinking I had better go for a drive and find a new Royal as I am getting tired os seeing the sam photo on top of the blog.

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  7. Do the 'Royal' photos have to be taken by you? Can you entertain a guest 'royalist'? I live down from The Royal (1888) in Paddo.

    When Ann and I go to Grenfell in June for HL, we are staying in The Royal, in your honour!!

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  8. Hi Julie, sorry to be slow in responding ... work and weekend away getting in the way with blogging.

    Guest posts sound like fun. I will add any photos you send to the gallery (acknowledged of course). I just looked up my photo of the Royal in Grenfell. Looks a bit down at heel like most of the Royals so don't blame me if it's horrid. You could add some interior shots ... I never actually go inside ... being a teetotaller hotels are not quite my turf. I did go inside the one at Dunedoo ... it's now a tea room :-)

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