Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Heather » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:43 pm

Wow is all I can say. WOW! :D

Digital camera manny?

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Dave Smith » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:01 pm

Mannie great pictures and great colour, I’m a bit keen on the shearing shed looks like a bit of wool still about, is that a working shed? Interesting to see the gear still up and the plank. I guess it is Oregon, they used to use that a lot as it didn’t warp and throw shaft out of line
I do have a thing about shearing sheds and water holes.

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by manfredvijars » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:55 am

Yes Heather, digital (you should have seen the ones I threw away). That's why I got the solar panels, to charge the camera batteries - and keep my beer cold. ... :D

Yes Dave, it's a working shed. I too love poking around shearing sheds and old homesteads ...

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Neville Briggs » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:47 am

Great photos Manfred. :)

I don't know much about timber Dave. I know that there is a fair bit of cypress in those parts and termites don't go for cypress. Maybe... hard to tell for me.
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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Bob Pacey » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:18 pm

That last one with the windmill would look gerat with a short poem overlaid Manfred !


You would on a winner I think.

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Dave Smith » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:09 am

Yes Neville Cypress has the same qualities as Oregon or Douglas fir and both are known as Hemlock or Pseudotsuga (meaning "false hemlock") so the White ants sure don’t like it.

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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Neville Briggs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:29 pm

Dave. Back in the nineties I worked at the Police Station at Bourke, which is about 200 km northwest of the Maquarie marshes. To do some work under the building it was necessary for a hole to be cut in the floor of my one hundred year old office. This revealed that the floor boards were 30mm thick cypress, as good as the day it was put down.
There was a large timber mill at Bourke in my days there, which processed cypress. We used to get the offcuts and use them for firewood. Cypress spits and crackles and explodes like crackers in a fire. The mob that had lived in my house didn't worry about a firescreen and the carpet was all covered in burn holes. Wonder they didn't burn the place down. :roll:
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Re: Quambone & the Macquarie Marshes

Post by Dave Smith » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:30 pm

I'd sure like to have a truck load of those boards now.
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