The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

Back In The Old Days …


I recently visited Boondooma Homestead, in the Burnett region of Queensland, where some fabulous relics from the past were displayed.

Timber jinker at Boondooma Homestead Timber jinker at Boondooma Homestead

I’m sure I learned to type on something like this!

Old typewriter

And we definitely had one of these in the backyard when I was a kid – the good old Aussie ‘dunny’ 😬, home to spiders, snakes and blowflies!

Outdoor dunny

This old wagon has seen better days.

Old dilapidated wagon

Farmyard things …

Farm tools

What a basic existence the boundary rider had!

Boundary Rider’s Hut

We are so lucky that dedicated people collect and protect our country’s history for us and future generations.

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

4 thoughts on “Back In The Old Days …

  1. Aah, the memories. I grew up surrounded by a lot of that from my grandfather’s era and wish more had been kept in the family – not the dunny, of course!

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  2. And old phone books! My grandfather used to drill a hole through and hang it up by a piece of twine. A bit softer perhaps but not exactly Sorbent.


  3. Love all your photos and a peak into our heritage and days gone by. That typewriter sure brought back some memories!


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