Wedderburn Today

Wedderburn is a sleepy farming Hamlet (Pop 900) approximately 225Km NW of Melbourne on the Calder Highway. With a rich Goldfields history Wedderburn is part of Victoria's "Golden Triangle". Gold is still found here. The locals grow Wheat, Canola and Baa-Lambs. It is the Antithesis of St. Kilda and the Melbourne CBD but has its own charm. Here I will attempt to post (hopefully) frequent portraits of daily life in Wedderburn.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Apology

Wedderburn Today apologises for the extended outage, which is caused by Camera problems. Back Soon.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Short Break...

Wedderburn Today is off to the Big City to see Family and Friends for a short break. Back on Tuesday 28th. :-)

Clear Blue Sky


An Autumn chill in the mornings and evenings now, although daytime temperatures are still in the 30s and no sign of badly needed rain.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Iron Lacework and Wooden Ceilings


Many houses in Wedderburn are over 150 years old. Whilst this is not very old by European standards, it is for a young country such as Australia. The decorative lace on the Verandah of this house is made of Cast iron. Modern reproductions of this house style use injection moulded plastic, but this is the real thing. The Baltic Pine ceiling is typical of the period.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Korong Dairy

The old dairy in Ridge Street has been owned by the same local family for many years and was operational until around 5 years ago. Milk was delivered locally and as far afield as Boort, 40Km away. Nowadays the milk comes from one of the large national dairies which is a shame.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Grave of an early Wedderburnian

The Grave of Catherine McNab in Wedderburn is marked by a somewht temporary looking sign... I think a little research is needed and perhaps I will take it upon myself to see if something better can be arranged. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Empties

Empty beer barrels sit sadly at the rear of the pub. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Autumn Light

I cannot believe the change in the weather this week. Last Sunday the temerature got to 39.8C in Wedderburn, today it was 20. I even lit the heater this morning, the overnight temp was 9.1C and the house was chilly. Crazy Aussie weather... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Inside the Post Office

The nerve scentre of the town, Wedderburn PO is a family business. Not only is it the PO, it also serves as the town's bank and sells a mind-bending range of office supplies, collectibles, crafts and toys. Here we see Shazza (Wife of Dazza) serving Tina. "Would you like stamps with that?" Dazza will be featured in a later pic when I can get him to stand still long enough... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wedderburn at Night

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Long Arm of the Law

Our local Police Station, Commissariat de Police, Stazione Di Polizia, Estação De Polícias. Whatever name you give it, you should only visit on a friendly basis. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Lounge Bar Saturday Night

And the barmaid looked lovely in blue... Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 10, 2006

More Sport

Local girls at Netball practice. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sport in Wedderburn

The "Redbacks" in training... Footy will soon be here... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Council Extensions

New buildings for the Loddon Shire Council take shape... Slowly. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sheepish on Tuesday

Felt really sheepish today having not blogged for 2 days and being jabbed by the Blogmeister himself on the last post.

So on returning from lunch when the road was blocked by a stock movement I could not resist the analogy. :-) Posted by Picasa

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

Woof!

Great looking Shepherd pups are bred in Wedderburn. Want one? Get in the queue...LOL

No Post Tomorrow... away for the weekend Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 03, 2006

Inside the "REX"

The Rex has the original Ticket Box in the 1930's Foyer. There is also a small Lolly and Popcorn Bar. Posted by Picasa

Volunteers set up for this weekend's Charlton Film Festival. Posted by Picasa

One of the Rex's DP90 Todd-AO 70mm projectors. These came from the old Maribynong Drive-in and still use Arc-Lamps for Illumination. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Charlton "REX"

Not far from Wedderburn is the wheat town of Charlton. The Rex Cinema in Charlton is a treasure. It was built in 1938 and is almost original. The only change made since then was in the 1950s with the removal of some seats and installation of a larger screen and new equipment to allow projection of Cinemascope pictures. The Rex has a rich history and you can read it on the website.
http://www.charltoncinema.iinet.net.au/
This weekend is the Charlton Film Festival if you are up this way, with screenings on Friday evening, and Saturday. Posted by Picasa

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Wedderburn Chipparium and Movie Rentals

Chips, Pizza, and what's your choice? "Biker Boys 2" or "House of Sand and Fog"? I'll have a double burger and "Terminator 2" Please... Posted by Picasa

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sunset

Sunset over the bush. Peace, quiet and solitude. Posted by Picasa