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Another day in Griffith

Day 16 - Sunday 26 May 2013

It was five degrees overnight but we woke to a mainly sunny day with a forecast maximum of 17 degrees. After breakfast we decided to walk to the nearby Rotary Sunday Market which is open every Sunday from 7:00 am to noon. The market is mainly fruit and vegetables with a few craft stalls. We came away with a bag of black olives in a chilli marinade - very nice they were too!

After lunch we drove to the Griffith Pioneer Park Museum which incorporates the Griffith Italian Museum. The Pioneer Park has a lot of old buildings from many other towns in the district that were brought to Griffith and re-erected. Many of the buildings are from Bagtown, a small village about 7 kms from Griffith that started life as a Public Works camp associated with construction of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme. Because construction materials were hard to come by many of the buildings were constructed using empty jute cement bags to build tent-like structures. With the establishment of Griffith in the 1920s, which along with Leeton and Canberra was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, Bagtown all but disappeared.

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Griffith Italian Museum in the groungs of the Pioneer Park

Griffith Italian Museum in the groungs of the Pioneer Park

Di in the Wumbulgal School

Di in the Wumbulgal School

Dumossan Inn

Dumossan Inn

Soldier Settlers Hut circa 1919

Soldier Settlers Hut circa 1919

Gunbar Portable Lock-up

Gunbar Portable Lock-up

Hairdresser and Newsagent

Hairdresser and Newsagent

Hairdresser's Chair

Hairdresser's Chair

Tango Tea Rooms

Tango Tea Rooms

Methodist Minister's house from Bagtown

Methodist Minister's house from Bagtown

Paxman Diesel engine

Paxman Diesel engine

Homemade Log Jinker

Homemade Log Jinker

Fairview cottage (from Tabbitha)

Fairview cottage (from Tabbitha)

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