Weekend Wanderings – Around Warracknabeal
While I was up at my mums I was given an opportunity to go and take photos of some of the more historical places around Warracknabeal. One of the things I’ve found about the country is how they are tied to the past. I always thought that was a bad thing, but now I’m not so sure. Melbourne is about the future and changing things, and there aren’t many places that have been left the way they were. Progress they call it, they leave the outside of the building, but then gut the inside and rebuild. I don’t like it, but unfortunately people don’t listen to me. I got some lovely surprises when I went to Warracknabeal.
I went early in the morning, well I got there at 8am, and the light was just stunning, and not to mention the clouds. It was a perfect morning for taking photos and long before the heat of the day set in. This is the water tower, it is near the train tracks. It is a great tower, I didn’t go inside this one, no need to really.
Then it was onto the court house. As with many places one of the biggest problems I had was with power lines, they were all across this, so I had to spend quite a bit of time removing them, they were too distracting. It is a lovely old building. It is no longer a court house and is used by the Warracknabeal Historical Society, but when you walk inside, there is a little surprise.
It still looks like a court house. They could have a judge there tomorrow and start using it as a court house again, they wouldn’t have to do anything. It was really amazing to see it all set up like this.
The old State Bank is now the Historical Centre and when you walk inside it, you can see the bank as it was, how banks used to be. You can walk around this and look at it. There are ledgers open on the benches behind the counters. In the rooms behind the bank and above you can see how they lived. They are full of wonderful old things. I have more photos and will put them in the gallery.
I don’t know a lot about this building, it is the Wheatlands Warehouse, and now is used as a secondhand dealership. Inside you will find so many things, and it seems to go on and on. I have more photos of the inside in the gallery.
I have a map for you of Victoria and you can see where Warracknabeal is. I don’t know if this helps, please let me know if it does, as I just used google maps and if you would like to know where I am going, I would be happy to do more maps for you.
It was a gorgeous morning, I am going to put the above images and some more into a gallery for you now. The file names should give you an idea of what building you are looking at. Of course, I was able to go in to many of these buildings thanks to the Yarriambiack Shire and the Wimmera Mallee Tourism Association, so I would like to say thank you to them.