Morven

Should you ever be in the area, don’t miss the Morven Historical Museum. This is by far the best small town museum I have seen that I can remember. What caught our eyes at first was this Kerosene Tin clad hut. Kerosene tins were widely used for all sorts of purposes. This one is a reconstruction of one of the Kerosene Tin huts from the 1930s, the depression years.

The house was very dark inside until Lesley held open the door which allowed me to take this photo of the interior. I can imagine what it would have felt inside these buildings on a hot day. It certainly gets hot in this part of the country.

There are two more buildings – one houses an array of models of camps and buildings having been created from photographs. These models are incredible in detail and give a good impression of life not that long ago.

The other building houses a variety of exhibits – some of them as recent that I remember them from my childhood. I also found an additional model that explains the ring barking in more detail. What I didn’t understand at first was the dual purpose of ring barking. On the one hand it was used to clear the land, on the other hand the bark was used as a building material, especially for roofs.

We were camped at Sadlier’s Waterhole which is a short walk from the museum.

An other free camp with a donation box in a lovely setting the waterhole appears to be just that. Water that does not flow anywhere. The geese using the water hole and grazing the area were good fun to watch.

The Emu with it’s chicks was just a short stroll from our camp site. You can’t see the bodies of the chicks, just their neck and head is visible above the tall, dry grass.

The blue on the other side of the water is a carpet of flowers. A close up of the flowers in the next photo.

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