Australia is no exception. We saw this old coach house on the Perth to Albany road in Arthur River in Western Australia. I love the way the different size rocks have been fitted together. No doubt the thickness of the walls helped keep the inside of the building cool.
Sometimes when you travel about you see a slightly unusual use of rocks as building blocks.
PERGANDES SHEEP YARDS - BENCUBBIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The ingenuity of the early Aussie settler and farmer is clearly demonstrated at the Pergandes Sheep Yards only ten kilometres south east of Bencubbin in Western Australia’s north eastern Wheatbelt.
Travel east of Bencubbin on the Koorda Bullfinch Rd, then turn south on Marshall Rock South Rd, and then east on Bell Road.
BERINGBOODING ROCK CATCHMENT AND TANK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Or they can be major constructions, which I talked about in my earlier posts - which you can click here to read -
Camping with heritage - Karalee and Boondi Rocks
Cave Hill, Burra Rock and the Woodlines
|Tank and campsite at Beringbooding Rock.|
In the image here you can see a rock wall around a depression on the rock called a gnamma hole. The water you see is collected rainfall. The wall prevents run off from the rock into the depression, redirecting it instead into the tank which you can see in the distance.
The water in the tank is still used today for crop spraying and drinking water for stock, but is not suitable for human consumption.
Beringbooding Rock is a great place to camp overnight and the walk is well worth the effort.
Located near the intersection of Beringbooding and Cunderin Roads, about 70 kilometres north east of Mukinbudin and 13 kilometres east of the Bonnie Rock wheat bin in the Western Australian north-eastern wheatbelt.
SPIKEY BRIDGE, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
You can read more about Tasmania by clicking here to go to my blog post - Great short walks in Tasmania
My article about Spiky Bridge was printed in the Curious Australia section of On The Road magazine, January 2013
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