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Sunday, 2 March 2014

228 - Captain Thunderbolt

Get Out Of The Way Here Comes Captain Thunderbolt
During our stay at the Dale, a must on anybody’s itinerary is a visit Uralla, the home of the famed bushranger Captain Thunderbolt. We haven’t been to this area since we worked in Armidale early ’99 before we headed to Cairns for a four year tour of duty, so a trip was on the agenda.
Did notice a change in the town, I guess there has to be, after near on 15 year absence. The big attraction back then was the grave of Captain Thunderbolt, which was pretty boring to say the least. However there is now a brewery (closed on our visit), a very informative information centre, and a museum dedicated to Captain Thunderbolt. Pretty neat

As I have said before, I am not one for museums, but this one was worth the visit. Got a good deal on the admission price for being old people, and the history surrounding this facet of Australian bushranger folklore kept me interested, which is a feat in itself.

I won’t bore you with details, just show a few photies

Waiting For A Train Dear!
Eeeeeeeeek! It's Captain Thunderbolts Chicky Babe
Vintage Fire Engines - It's A Boy Thing
Stay tooooned for Chaffey Dam 

1 comment:

  1. There is something wrong with the photo of you, in shorts n tshirt in front of the fire engine.
    Hello! Couldn't have been Uralla. Uralla, Dale and Guyra are cold in the summer and freezing in the winter. Too cold at any time of year to wear shorts. Good to see you on the road agin while we are in a house again. Cheers and umm err a cuppa tea.