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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

A look back in time allows us & our current generation and their generation to appreciate how fortunate we are in 21st century, although some may dis-agree! It was a hard life back in those times, I know first hand because of the stories my mother (Aged 95) tells me how she coped. This image depicts a small portion of a pioneer village built over a 40 year period by a man with idyllic dreams to restore our culture for that period.

First established in 1982, Old Tailem Town is now Australia's largest pioneer village, visited by tourists all over the world! There are over a hundred and ten buildings for you to visit, all furnished within their periods in their most natural locations.

Many of the buildings were transported in one piece from their original locations, while others were taken apart plank by plank and rebuilt in Old Tailem Town. Most of the buildings are over one hundred years old and are the same in appearance as they were when they were first built. They are all furnished with original artefacts as if they were being lived in a century ago. Shops are stocked with original items, packets and hardware.

The emporium is over one hundred and twenty feet long and has four different departments with flying fox, money exchanges and the picture theatre is one hundred years old and houses sixty-five year old working projectors and is fully functional as a theatre with seventy seats. We have a collection of antique speed-boats, dating from 1905, including the worlds first hydroplane, made by Thorney Croft and his first four cylinder engine, known as 'experimental one'.

The town has Thiry shops, catering for everything imaginable. The village is now at the stage where it's hard to think of what else to create in a town of its era. The oldest building is a ticket office from the first exhibition grounds in Adelaide and it dates from 1870, along with the school that dates from 1881. Most buildings were built before the turn of the twentieth century.

This is a stunning exhibition of one man's dream to bring the1800s and early 1900s re-created in Australia's heritage to be enjoyed by all ages!

South Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS” D/SLR Camera




maggs326 commented on October 27, 2012 6:03am
wonderful capture Chris
Bruce Stanfield commented on October 27, 2012 6:04am
history is golden! well done Chris!
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 6:11am
Thank you Maggie & Bruce for your great comments :))
DebS Digs Photo Art commented on October 27, 2012 8:26am
Nice "portrait of the past"; interesting info to go with it, too. :)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 8:28am
Thanks Deb for your lovely comment & for reading my narrative, much appreciated!!
SUNLIGHT STUDIOS Monika Strig… commented on October 27, 2012 8:52am
:)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 8:55am
Lovely smile, thanks Moni :)
Catru commented on October 27, 2012 9:17am
:)
Catru commented on October 27, 2012 9:17am
I'm the ghost lol
S. Ellen commented on October 27, 2012 9:26am
Love these shots and the history that goes with them! :)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 9:31am
LOL Carina:) Then can you fill my truck up with petrol please :P
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 9:32am
Yes, I am the same SE, this town is so well done you would think you're in the 1920s :)
Catspaws commented on October 27, 2012 10:13am
lovely,interesting commentary too :)
Rachel Burbee commented on October 27, 2012 11:05am
this is great love the history behind it all...
Yasmina Baggili commented on October 27, 2012 11:09am
So cool, love the title :-)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 27, 2012 3:19pm
Thank you Catspaws, Rachel & Yasmina for your great comments :)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 28, 2012 9:31pm
Oh yeah ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on October 29, 2012 7:52am
Cheers Wayne :)
David Dehner commented on November 1, 2012 6:48am
Great capture of how it was -
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on November 1, 2012 7:09am
Thanks David !!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 13, 2014 2:24pm
Really love this...
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