Football Oval, Gwalia 2012

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Comments (5)

Tewbacka on October 18, 2012

They breed them tough there. Not sure I'd like to be tackled and brought to the ground on that surface. Not quite the M.C.G. Caroline.

GasGasL€X on October 19, 2012

Boy you get around C. I hope its not too hot there this week for the GasGases arrival!! :)

InTheBush on October 20, 2012

Hi Gary, they were tough back in the era when Gwalia had a football team and this oval would have been the scene of a few exciting games :) Gwalia was abandoned almost overnight in 1963 when the Sons of Gwalia mine was closed. The mine was reopened in the 80's and is still operational today. Gwalia had the State's first public swimming pool and the first State Hotel. Both are still in existence! although the rest of Gwalia is virtually a ghost town, with many tin and hessian houses remaining, maintained as a historical precinct and attracting many visitors. There is an amaZing museum on the hill overlooking town, partly housed in the old assay office and the house where Herbert Hoover lived is beautifully maintained as accommodation and part of the museum. GG I'm sure you will enjoy your visit there no matter what the conditions :)

ebi lutze on October 23, 2012

Hi Caroline * from the Group (A1- Unique Australia)* That's how the look like in the Outback. One of my favoured places. Good documented L Regards Ebi

Filipunes on November 4, 2012

Strange, but nice pic. L6

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  • Uploaded on October 18, 2012
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    by InTheBush
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ20
    • Taken on 2012/10/10 11:46:54
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