We visited our niece in the countryside in Darnum a small town in West Gippsland, Victoria.
It's located 110 kilometres east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Baw Baw. At the 2006 census the town and surrounding area had a population of 598.
The Post Office opened on 1 December 1882 after the arrival of the railway.
Darnum was originally a timber producing town and boasts a large stump in memory of the original timber mill's owner Clarrie Weir. Today the principal industry is dairy farming, with Fonterra, previously Bonlac Foods, operating a milk processing plant just north of town. Darnum is also home to the Darnum Musical Village, a collection of musical instruments, where visitors can experience playing some of the exhibits as tour guides explain the history of different pieces.
Who was the first guy that look at a cow and said...
A day in the countryside
There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. -Plato
When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering...
You're not on your own Jackie
A happy wanderer with just one eye
I love that scarf that my auntie knitted for me
Wow, what a great place to have a run
Shall we count how many there are?
Eva in touch with the countryside
All that fresh air makes you drowsy
Created by Monique
A crowded hammock
What was that next note again
The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth. -Andre Segovia
Little Popsie-Wopsie Chickabidee chum
Oh, my cousins are such fun
Do you hear what I hear?
My baby wants to jump
© Bernard Bosmans Photography