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.

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.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Blamey said...

Not much baltic pine to be had in the timber yards these days I understand - let's know if they are tearing any houses down

2:49 PM  
Blogger perle de rosée said...

I find these pictures are very nice especially this with the white decoration. It looks like the border of a napkin or of an old piece of textil.

5:10 PM  

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