Friday, 26 April 2019

Peterborough South Australia

This is a beautiful part of Australia but like many areas in Queensland and New South Wales a lot of this area is suffering from drought.. 
I stumbled on a little treasure here. The quilt they made for the centenary of Federation. A lot of little stitches and different techniques to tell the story of the town of Peterborough.
This town was once the hub of all rail traffic in South Australia. I love the emus.

 The town has their history explained in a museum that is well worth seeing and at night the museum runs a sound and light show. You sit in an old railway carriage and watch a very informative show about the history of Peterborough.

For some crazy reason Australian states had different width railway tracks and  each time rail crossed state borders change had to be made. In those days it meant the whole train had to be unloaded and reloaded. This happened at Terowie. 

1 comment:

Janice said...

We love Peterborough when we visited a couple of years ago. So much to see. We even found a motorcycle museum, which pleased Mick. The quilt certainly was a work of art. Thanks for bringing back memories.