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Evandale Tasmania

1/ The old water tower greets you as you approach Evandale from the north. It is the town's symbol.

Evandale Tasmania

2/ St Andrews in High Street is built in the cubical tabernacle style. Before it is a Grecian statue.

Evandale Tasmania

3/ The classical Grecian statue stands before St Andrews over a grave.

Evandale Tasmania

4/ Evandale has a number of restored Georgian mansions.

Evandale Tasmania

5/ This mansion is built in the late 19th Century style.

Evandale Tasmania

6/ Solomons Cottage is one of the oldest in Evandale. It now offers accommodation.

Evandale Tasmania

7/ The Clarendon Arms is a Georgian style pub. Before it is the Time Traveller Statue.

Evandale Tasmania

8/ The Time Traveller Statue honours the penny farthing riders who race here every February.

Evandale Tasmania

9/ This old church in Russell Street is now a restaurant

Evandale Tasmania

10/ The Tennis Club shed in Morven Park has a real 19th Century air about it.

Evandale Tasmania

11/ The view from Morven Park into the town presents a very 19th Century vista.

Evandale Tasmania

12/ Pioneer Park has ancient trees and a cemetery that have a very ethereal feeling about them.

Evandale Tasmania

13/ Harry Murray is Evandale's local WW1 hero. Nearby is the war memorial.

Evandale Tasmania

14/ The Evandale Market is quite famous and it is held every Sunday. It is an interesting place for both the young and the old with a wide range of stores and activities.

Evandale Tasmania

15/ The antique shops in Evandale have a very wide range of goods.

Evandale Tasmania

16/ The market even has a model railway, which is a favorite with children.

Evandale Tasmania

17/ The Artist Statue stands just outside the market. It celebrates the artists who work in Evandale.

Evandale Tasmania

18/ Every year Evandale hosts the Glover Prize for paintings. Glover played a major role is establishing the Art of landscape painting both in Tasmania and Australia.

Evandale Tasmania

19/ From Pioneer Park the lovely Anglican Church shows its spire above the trees.

Evandale Tasmania

20/ This photo by Steven Jurgeit shows the church in its true glory.

 

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

1/ The Penny Farthing Races end with a grand parade past the old buildings on Russell Street. Here we see a Scottish Bagpipe Band passing by.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

2/ The parade includes a large group of people decked out in exotic Victorian costumes.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

3/ The vintage car owners also parade a number of exotic, old cars. Note the news camera and the rider on the left. The penny farthing racers end their races at this point.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

4/ Bands give free entertainment in the park and many seats were provided for the listeners.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

5/ Collectors of antique machinery exhibit their prizes like this early 1916 model motor bike.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

6/ The classic car owners show off their old favorites.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

7/ I was most impressed by this classic American car. They were known of as "Yank Tanks".

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

8/ The 19th Century steam prime movers also attract a lot of attention. Engines like these play a vital role in opening up the Tasmanian wilderness.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

8/ The Fair also includes displays of old farm machinery like this 1950s era tractor.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

10/ In the park a large number of stores sold a wide variety of exotic products.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

11/ Riders gather for the races. Here you see a young female competitor riding high on her bike.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

12/ The competitors came from Tasmania, Australia and overseas. The riders were bound and old and male and female. Here competitors anxiously await the starting gun.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

13/ The penny farthings mover very fast and the riders showed extreme determination to win.

Evandale Penny Farthing Races

14/ Here two riders are racing towards the finish line.

 

Evandale Clarendon House

1/ Clarendon is a very grand, restored estate just south of Evandale.

Evandale Clarendon House

2/ At the rear of the main house you can see how the ancient gardens are being restored.

Evandale Clarendon House

3/ The servants quarters are attached to the main house, as the servants were expected to be on call.

Evandale Clarendon House

4/ Behind the Clarendon Estate is this barn, plus two cottages that belonged to free workers.

Evandale Clarendon House

5/ The coach house was large and housed the coaches, horses and the servants who attended to the needs of both. Its size alone attests to the ancient wealth of the Clarendon Estate.

Evandale Clarendon House

6/ Some examples of horse drawn vehicles are on displayed in the coach house.

Evandale Clarendon House

7/ This strange little building was the gardener's cottage.

Evandale Clarendon House

8/ This strange building was a toilet built for use by guests during outdoor picnics in the gardens.

Evandale Clarendon House

9/ The South Esk River is just behind the Clarendon Estate. It allowed for easy boat travel up river to Launceston.

 

Nile

1/ Nile is an old settlement about 10 kilometres south of Evandale. It is further south of Clarendon and on the same road. It has this impressive Gothic revival church. On the right of this fence is a large old cemetery.

Nile

2/ There are a number of old houses in Nile. This one has the shape of an old tavern.

Nile

3/ This cenotaph commemorates the local servicemen of the two world wars. It is a reminder that Nile once had a much larger population.

Nile

4/ This is a classic, late 19th Century, gentry style home. It is badly in need or restoration.

Nile

5/ This derelict cottage has 2 chimneys. In the 19th Century you counted wealth by chimneys. The size of the trees in its garden testifies to how long it has been abandoned.

Great Western Tiers from Nile

6/ South of Nile are gentle rolling plains with very fertile soil. This view looks over a lake westwards towards the Great Western Tier Mountains.

Deddington

7/ Deddington is a locality about 10 kilometres south east of Nile. It has this lovely, historic church that dates back to 1840.

Deddington

8/ The church has a number of graves visible including one to John Glover. He was the artist who played a major role in bringing professional painting to the colonial society of Vandiemensland. Evandale holds an arts festival in his honour. His forgotten grave is lying here in Deddington.

Deddington

9/ This is the derelict, historic post office of Deddington. Its existence confirms that Deddington was once a settlement with a much larger population.

 

Corra Lyn Tasmania

1/ Corra Lyn has spectacular cliffs like those seen at the Cataract Gorge. It is just south east of Launceston on C401 the road to Ben Lomond.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

2/ The picnic ground at Corra Lyn has the large spaces needed to play games like cricket.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

3/ Corra Lyn has a small beach. This makes it very popular with Launceston people on hot days.

Corra Lyn Tasmania

4/ There is also a lovely, rapid flowing stream.

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