Gra Nomad Wanderings

Sunday, March 23, 2008


What a great spot is Oxley Downs!
In 2003 a series of episodes were made of people living at Oxley Downs which went to air later and has subsequently been re shown and then DVDs made. The series was called Outback House.
The deal was to build the whole farm as if it was 1861. It was furnished largely with genuine furniture and farm equipment from the period. People were selected to work on the station for the three month period while life on the "living" property was filmed. What an experience!
Oxley Downs was constructed on a property belonging to Scott and Liz Tourle about 40 km from Dubbo towards Yeoval. They now manage Oxley Downs and open it to the public several times a year. And it was open this Easter!
What an education for people to come and see this property. What a great idea by the English firm that came up with the idea in the first place. What a fantastic time it must have been for the people who were chosen to spend 3 months of their lives here on Oxley Downs in "1861". No electric shavers, or toaster or computer or clothes with zippers. No pizza or Maccas. No TV or sound system! No cars or modern medications. No digital camera or motorbike. No running water.
Do you think you'd have managed to survive three months working on the property?
Thanks Liz and Scott for showing us round Oxley Downs. Photo #2 has been "borrowed" from the Oxley Downs website. Others were taken over the Easter weekend.

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At 10:33 AM, Blogger kathi said...

Really cool place. I could do without everything but my computer and pizza. :)


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