Thursday, 5 November 2009

Chipping Norton, Homestead Park

Homestead Park, on the southern shore of Chipping Norton Lake, in the south western of Chipping Norton, is part of the area that was rehabilitated into parkland in 1977. The Homestead is a heritage building (left) in the park that was built in the 1880s. It has been restored and together with the old windmill and water tank (right), stands as an example of the farms around this area at that time.

14 comments:

  1. I love to see restored history. The article from the link was very interesting. I hope it has been cleaned up now.

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  2. I followed the link, too, and was saddened by what we had allowed to happen in the name of progress. Learnt there was such a beast as a "sunset organisation". Sadly, though, the cottage looks as though it is falling into dishabille already.

    Congrats on the century!

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  3. It is so nice to see these pieces of history restored.

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  4. Hello Jim,

    Thank you for your comment. I am happy to have found your blog. I have not visited Australia, but would love to in the future. In the meantime, I will enjoy your photos.

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  5. great pictures of this cute little park! I like the mini windmill.

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  6. This looks like a great setting for a movie. The windmill and all.

    Our TV is screening the "rafters" but I forgot to watch the beginning, My firends say it's quite good. do you watch?

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  7. I don't even know where Chipping Norton is but it looks like a really interesting area.

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  8. Yes Ann, I do watch 'Packed to the Rafters'. It's one of my favourite shows and it has a good mix of drama and comedy. We're close to the end of the second season and it's still consistently the number one television series in Australia. It's screening in a lot of countries overseas too now.

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  9. Small house and the windmill looks great Jim.

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  10. Lovely old Victorian cottage, bet there's fruit tress, roses nad lavendar growing in the garden.

    With a nanme like Chipping Norton, I expected the place to be in UK.
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  11. This house has some gorgeous details. It needs some tlc and I hope someone takes that on.

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