First stop Temora.
A while since I last posted and that is because we have been off on a road trip in Victoria and New South Wales. The first leg of our trip took us out to the western parts of N.S.W. after a trip across Mount Hotham.
The views across the mountains are stunning and once down the other side we stopped at Bright for lunch. The Riverdeck Cafe had an excellent selection on their menu.
We have stayed in Bright on previous trips but this time we headed on to Temora.Our reason for visisting Temora was to visit the Aviation Museum. We ended up making it a two night stop as there was also an extremely interesting Rural Museum there.Click on the images to enlarge for reading.
I didn’t know of the importance of Temora rock. The science behind it you can find here.
“In 1969, on the property of harness-racing horse breeder, Colin Pike, a colt named Paleface Adios was born. The horse became the Phar Lap of harness racing over an eight year career that ended in 1980. Owned by Mrs. Shirley Pike, he was dubbed the “Temora Tornado”. A prolific winner, he was dearly loved by trotting addicts throughout Australia.”
Temora is a country town which is showing the signs of decline in parts. It was interesting to see that the RSL Club was the main contributor to community projects. The RSL now owns a motel which is managed by the club.
The buildings in the main street show some delightful architecture
We had breakfast in a cafe that still had the original interior fittings.
The streets in Temora are lovely wide streets built to accommodate horse drawn carts in the glory wheat days. Unfortunately while we were there the countryside was in drought conditions. Many of the wheat silos, alongside the railway line, are no longer used.
We visited Junee while we were staying in Temora and we stopped at the Licorice and Chocolate Factory housed in the old flour mill. Great to see an old building being repurposed. While visiting the factory you can make your own Rocky Road or giant freckle.