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St Nicholas Church, Australind

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LollyWithSprinklez Report 12 Dec 2012 23:32

That's good news Allan, A structure like that with so much local history merits saving :-D


Allan Report 12 Dec 2012 20:58

Just an update. The Parish has said that it will rebuild the church.

Apparently, a car did run into it. The driver extricated himself from the damaged church and took off, but not before the boys who were working overnight in the local hot bread shopgot his number.

He has been interviewed by the Police.

One other historical fact that emerged that I was not aware of is that the Church has only been in use by the Anglicans from 1914, prior that it was used by the Quakers


supercrutch Report 6 Dec 2012 00:40

*falls off commode* :-D :-D :-D


Allan Report 6 Dec 2012 00:14

No comment! :-)


JustJohn Report 6 Dec 2012 00:13

Allan and Sue :-D

Making me hungry. Feel like a king prawn.


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 23:57

lol Sue :-)

I don't know about seafood prices in the eastern states but in WA they are pretty expensive, even in Fremantle where the main Western fishing industry is located :-(


supercrutch Report 5 Dec 2012 23:48

We bought gallons of wine from Gralyn Estates and their pink and white sherry. We gave nephew a couple of cases for his Xmas pressie and bought some for us to bring home, cheaper than having it shipped. I think we drank most of his before we flew back...lolol

One thing we did enjoy, and we have eaten food from many cultures was the fish and shellfish. So fresh and cheap! I would have eaten that every day. We had lobster Xmas Eve and a traditional Chistmas dinner (American style) Christmas day.
The seafood restaurants around Sydney Harbour were fantastic, I'd fly back just to eat there...lolol

I have to stop thinking about it now cos I'll get really itchy feet.


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 23:28

Not quite, LWS :-D

We only get our Roo meat via that method. :-P

There is a deer farm on Caves Road which has a butcher's/smallgoods shop attached.We usually call in. The venison is no dearer than beef


LollyWithSprinklez Report 5 Dec 2012 23:21

Road Kill Allan? :-D :-D


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 23:05


Margaret River is only a 90 minute drive for us. I really enjoy the town and the river. I've not been there since last year's bushfire, but we're hoping to get there soon. We usually stock up on venison on the way back home. :-)


supercrutch Report 5 Dec 2012 22:55

Allan, there is no doubt your children are better off. My great niece and nephew attended school then had so many after school activites they were occupied al the time. Plus going out on the river, own pool, house right opposite the golf course, wonderful walks.

They went from there to Venezuela for 4 years...lolol a bit of a difference, now back in California. They own land in Aus and I guess that is where they will retire to. Don't even ask how the land deal was managed!

I'd love to go back, enjoyed staying in Sydney for a week, then based in Mossman Park for 3 weeks but had a villa by the Margaret River for 4 nights. We really needed 3 months just to explore those 2 cities.


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 21:20

lol Sue, emigrating did not make us millionaires, but we probably did better over here than if we had stayed in the UK.

We've been here 30 years this year and have never been back to the UK, although we are now both feeling a slight 'tug' now that we are both retired.

Our two children have certainly been better off :-)


supercrutch Report 5 Dec 2012 12:32

I had planned to travel overland as much as possible to Perth in 1972, had my £1000 imigration fee but then Pakistan closed it's borders in 1971. So in the late summer I had been looking at ship travel and costs.

A job opportunity arose in the UK which I couldn't really turn down so didn't emigrate obviously.

My nephew who lived in Mossman Park for some years went on and on about how I would have been a millionnaire long ago. When we visited Perth 6/7 years ago I understood why he said that...lolol


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 11:55


While we have a very short history here, it's nice to know, that in a small way, my family and I are contributing to the ongoing history of the area



supercrutch Report 5 Dec 2012 10:05

Hi Allan, I did look at the link :-D interesting history and you are lucky to have it.

We have some lovely surviving toll houses in Wales and luckily some have been preserved and restored. They make totally impractical modern day homes but some have managed it albeit with huge compromises in daily living.

Sue x


SueMaid Report 5 Dec 2012 09:59

Yes Brenda - in 2011 and in August :-( I will certainly let you know when we visit again.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 5 Dec 2012 09:43

Oh Sue,do you mean 2011? I was rather busy then as my husband was very ill and died in August that year.
If you visit again let me know!
Alan,I hope they do repair the church,it is such a shame to lose history.


Allan Report 5 Dec 2012 02:07

Hi Sue

Actually, moving some of the earlier properties/buildings is relatively simple as most are on stumps. There are may firms specializing in relocating properties.

However, I do agree that moving it would destory a little historic precinct in Australind. Just opposite the church is Henton Cottage which has had many uses over the years including as an Inn. and a street back is Upton House, which is the earliest Brick built building in Australind and was built by the Clifton Family, who were part of the original settlement.

If you visit Mr Magoo's link above, it will take you to the Australind Family History Society website which contains a brief but fascinating history of Australind, including pictures of the various buildings




supercrutch Report 5 Dec 2012 01:55

That's an awful shame Allan, I hope they rebuilt it in situ.

John's suggestion about moving it to a living museum site would a) destroy it's history in it's original surroundings and the local history attached to it and b) cost an arm and a leg!



JustJohn Report 4 Dec 2012 23:42

Just along the prom in Rhos there used to be the boundary between Denbighshire and Caernarfonshire. You could literally hop from one county to another and back again.

And just across the road is the little jetty where Prince Madoc sailed from in 1170AD. He was the first discoverer of America.

And George Washington had no relations that ever lived in Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire. But don't want to re-write American history.