For the love of water.

most of these pictures are linked to the old Mildura homestead and the founding fathers of irrigation – the Chaffey Brothers.


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Australia Day Montage

Today is Australia day and I would like to share with you some of my photos that are quintessential Australian. Yes some are off my Valencia Princess blog but there are a whole heap of other ones . The cool looking couple are m parents in 1957 , on Glenelg beach South Australia way before any of us kids were thought of.  Enjoy.

Happy Australia Day

For those who have not yet visited my primary blog: or read the blog of my sojourn to far west Queensland.

here is a snapshot of some of my photos that I believe depict Australia and its uniqueness.

Happy Birthday Australia

The Murray river Mildura, aus.

These pictures are of the Murray River at Lock Island and upstream, of the bridge between the 2 states.   They were taken on my 50th birthday.

Trees are a Testament to time


Live, die, survive and re birth

Through flood, rain, hail, drought, planted in scorching earth.

Tall, Short, bushy, spindly and stout

Leaves and branches, furl, curl – in and out.

Growing under tutelage from Mother Nature divine

Outliving humans every time.

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Rio Vista House in Mildura

Rio Vista House Is the original House built by the Chaffey Brothers  in MIldura. Originally from California USA They were pioneers of this district called Sunraysia, and built the Irrigation System using the water from the Murray River. It was originally a huge citrus growing region but now is more agriculturally diverse and quite diverse in its popoulation.

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