Abandoned Farmhouse, Bruny Island

1 September 2017, Bruny Island, Tasmania

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After the cruise in the morning and after lunch, we visited the fascinating Inala Jurassic Garden which ties geological history to surviving plants from ancient periods.  I didn’t take any photographs of the garden but this is a Bennett’s wallaby being cared for there.

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On the way back was this abandoned farmhouse.

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We talked to a bloke living in a house across the road and he told us it was due to be demolished in a week or two and invited us to feel free to walk in and check it out.

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House from the rear.

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Garage from the rear/

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A fascinating glimpse of a home from a different time, perhaps a way of life now gone.

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The front door.

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A bedroom.

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Wallpaper peeled off to reveal newspaper backing.  This one above the fireplace showed a tyre advertisement from 1961.

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Fragments include an ad for Carnation Milk and a fragment of a page featuring Complete Home Section by Leila C Howard, Food and Cookery Expert..

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Here, underneath the wallpaper is a review of “Around the World in 80 Days”, a 1955 film starring Cantinflas and David Niven.

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Kitchen window.

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Another view from the back.

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… and from the front.

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Back where we were staying at the Bruny Hotel, the sun was going down over Satellite Island and the mainland.

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At the same time, here are a few houses in a bay just to the south.

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5 comments on “Abandoned Farmhouse, Bruny Island

  1. What a shame about that old farm house being torn down rather than restored…..

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  2. leecleland says:

    I always feel sad when I see a house like that, still with furniture in it. I wonder why the people left, did they grow too old to stay, did something happen to them that they didn’t come back, did they die with no children? And that no-one wants it seems such a shame and a waste. Enjoying your trip around the Apple Isle very much, Murray.

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  3. These are fantastic Murray. Too bad it’s in such bad condition, the place is lovely and would make a perfect place to rent on the island. I still kind of like that style of kitchen and wall paper 😉 I wonder how long it’s been abandoned… I’m getting excited for my trip to Tasmania, exactly one month to go.

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  4. Robert Hayes says:

    I love to photograph old buildings. Had a nice collection stolen from me. And I remember David Niven and that movie. 🙂

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