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18 School Rules

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles Historical Village

The one room school building at the historical village was transported 20 kilometres from the tiny settlement of Drillham.

In 1886, it wasn’t just unruly students who were expected to obey the rules at school.

17 Longevity

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles Historical Village

The General Store, like all the other buildings along the main street of the village, dates from the 19th century.

The containers on the shelves inside are also vintage. They might be old fashioned and their contents long gone, but many of these brands can still be found on our modern supermarket shelves.

How many do you recognise?

16 On Main Street

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles Historical Village

The Main Event at the Back to the Bush Festival 2021 is underway on the arena behind the village. Before we join in, let’s take some time to explore the Historical Village.

The buildings on the main street date from the late 19th century. All are original to the Miles area and were relocated to the museum where they have been beautifully restored.

With the grocer, bakery and chemist all in a row, the shopping might be done in a flash…

leaving time for a visit to the local hotel!

15 On Parade

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Back to the Bush Street Parade

On Saturday the festival really gets going, with the Main Event taking over the arena at the Miles Historical Village. The day starts with a parade along the main street and the whole town is involved.

Riders from the Miles Horse and Pony Club lead the way.

Children from the local day care centre and volunteers from the SES wave enthusiastically.

Large decorated floats are followed by a long line of vintage vehicles.

A popular competition at the festival is the tractor pull – the entrants are already revving their engines.

The parade finishes with a spectacular display of whip cracking. We’re almost as impressed by his ability to stay upright on the back of the truck as we are by his whip cracking skills.

14 Old Timers

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles, Queensland

Local residents Ted and Adele Andrews have lived in Miles for most of their married life. In their 19th century costumes, they might have been around for much longer.

13 Collections ~ Part Nine

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

Miles Back to the Bush Festival

What do you call a collection of tea cosies?

Dozens of tea cosies appeared in Miles during the Back to the Bush Festival. Made by knitters, crocheters and textiles artists from all around Australia, the tea cosies were sold with the proceeds going to charity.

Some colourful vintage examples accompanied Jean’s doll collection.

An elaborate bespoke tea cosy decorated with embroidered gum leaves was displayed in the Art Gallery at Dogwood Crossing@Miles.

And the Festival Pop-Up Store overflowed with fabulous hand-crafted cosies of all shapes and sizes.

So what do you call a collection of tea cosies?

There seems to be no collective noun for tea cosies so let’s nominate our own. I’m voting for “A Snug of Tea Cosies”. What’s your choice?

12 Collections ~ Part Eight

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. Let’s move on to Delena and Oscar’s place.

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While the display of beautiful artworks painted by Delena is inspirational, and a cacti collection in the garden is a fun addition to the tour, it’s Oscar’s orange motorbike which takes pride of place.

His 2012 Ural 750cc complete with side car certainly stands out from the other bikes in Oscar’s collection.

The next day we see the bike in action in the Festival’s Street Parade. With its vivid orange paintwork, it’s a beauty!

Also joining Jude for her Life in Colour Photo Challenge, featuring orange

11 Collections ~ Part Seven

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. Mel and June’s collection has taken over their whole home!

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It would be fair to say there’s a lot of Burning Love in Mel and June’s home. I suspect there may be A Little Less Conversation and more Jailhouse Rock on party nights!

 

10 Collections ~ Part Six

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. Let’s check out the vast and varied collection of Mel and June.

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Mel’s collection of vintage household items and farm equipment fills his garage and overflows into the garden. Do you remember your grandparents using any of these?

9 Collections ~ Part Five

I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.

The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. We’re still at Jean’s place today.

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Who remembers using one of these?

I do, and the memory is not a happy one. In my final year of high school my mother decided I should learn to type before I went to University, so I enrolled in a typing class at the local TAFE. I wasn’t particularly motivated, the teacher was an old dragon and I didn’t pass the course. “Learn to Type” is the only course I have ever failed.

Many years later, when we bought our first computer for our daughters, I decided I would have another go. A typing tutor for children was one of the free programs with our Apple Mac. Surely I could manage a children’s class. It wasn’t long before I was typing like a master, and I’ve never looked back!

I wouldn’t like to use one of these old dinosaurs though.