Pick This Place

Submitted: Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 09:30
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This one might be a bit obscure, but see how you go.

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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 12:47

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 12:47
Haven't any idea, Frank. Any clues?

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Jim
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:20

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:20
It's a bit out of the way, but not outrageously so. It's in NW NSW.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:26

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:26
Seems the first one is a bit tough. While you're thinking on it, here's an easier one.

Hint: They are related.

What is it, and where is it?
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Follow Up By: gke - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 18:34

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 18:34
Looks like the whim near Tibooburra. I was fascinated by it.
Graham.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 19:55

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 19:55
Well done, Graham, you get the gold star.

Mike G figured out what it did, but you got the name of the device and the location.

It is indeed a whim and it located about 27km east of Tibooburra at Mount Wood in the Sturt Nat Park.

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Reply By: GarryR - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:39

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:39
Hi Frank the first one is Eulo Police Station. The funny part about that photo is you posted it in pick this place back on October 14 this year. must be a seniors moment I guess
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:52

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:52
No, Garry, not Eulo Police Station. This one is in far north west NSW.

But you're right, I did post the first one above a few weeks ago, but late on the Monday night and got no replies and it eventually disappeared with the subsequent threads, so it's here again.

Think Sturt National Park.

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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:52

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 13:52
My guess is a stock route hut and camel driven water well. Could be in WA somewhere possibly around the CSR.

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Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:04

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:04
I know people like to sledge WA but describing the CSR as NW NSW, which is where this hut is said to be, is a bit of a stretch. :)
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:57

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:57
Mike, you're on the right track with both. The building has to do with accommodation, but as Rocco said, not in WA. It's in the Sturt Nat Park, on the eastern side.

I'll pay the "camel driven water well". It is actually horse-powered but it does lift water from a well, as you say. There are two buckets, each attached to cables that run from opposite sides of the slatted "pulley". When the pulley turns, one cable is unwound so its bucket descends into the well to be filled, while the other is wound up, so its full bucket rises, gets tripped at the top and empties its contents into the chute. The water then runs into a storage tank for use and distribution. The "pulley" is turned by a horse harnessed to the long pole with the large, pivoting stirrup on the free end. When a bucket tips over and empties into the chute the pivoted stirrup allows the horse to be turned around so that the mechanism works in the other direction until the other bucket comes to the top and is emptied. And so on.

The apparatus has a whimsical name. (There's a clue there.) Do you know what the name is, and also where this one is located - it's on an easily accessible NSW outback tourist/historical site.
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Reply By: Gusthebus - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:08

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:08
normally at work on a Monday and can't play. On anzac day sunrise is in the centre. Lest we forget.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 15:26

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 15:26
Is it in one of the towns on WA's south coast?
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:52

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:52
Onslow War Memorial WA

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Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 18:44

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 18:44
So great that somebody thought sensitively about the placement of the memorial. Wonderful.
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Follow Up By: Gusthebus - Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 at 03:59

Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019 at 03:59
Yep, Onslow. Beautiful.
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Reply By: Macquarie - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:12

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:12
My guess is one of the sheds near Fort Grey in the Stuart National Park
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:44

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 14:44
You're in the right National Park, Macca. But its not near Fort Grey and it's not a shed.

It's on the other side of the Park. In its day its use was more substantial than just a shed. Think accommodation.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:24

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:24
Sturt National Park - not Stuart :)

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Follow Up By: Macquarie - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:53

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:53
My error, thanks Greg
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 16:20

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 16:20
Could be a doggers hut on the Dog Fence between the Corner Store andWarri Gate.
Realized it was not WA as soon as I pushed Submit.

Cheers,

Mike
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:45

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 17:45
Sorry Mike, not a dogger's hut.

This was a bit too hard so maybe it's time for the reveal.

It's Horton Park outstation, part of Mt Wood Pastoral Station, now part of the Sturt National Park. It is on the Gorge Loop Drive which largely follows Twelve Mile Creek, the main water source for the Mount Wood pastoral complex. It is one of three drives through the park. This building has survived time better than the nearby ruins of more substantial buildings and infrastructure.

The drives are long but well worthwhile as there is plenty to see in the park.. We did one a day for three days. Those pastoral pioneers were certainly a tough bunch.

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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 21:35

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 21:35
I went there in January 2003. A lovely warm day. I remember we didn’t need towels after the shower at fort gray that night - instantly dry in the hot wind. An amazing landscape in summer but not one I’m too keen to do again at that time of year.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 21:42

Monday, Nov 04, 2019 at 21:42
We were there just a few weeks ago, early October. 40 degrees, but the dry heat was far more bearable than Sydney's humid mid thirties.
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019 at 07:04

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019 at 07:04
Add another 8+ during the day for Jan. Worst is night time. Didn’t really get below 30 odd while we were there in summer. I’ve been a few times in winter and loved the desert country but I’ll leave out summer travel out there.
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