Original stone/pug and pine homestead restoration
Homestead's window and doorway almost sorted. Smiles all 'round.
Big chats were had today regarding plans for rest of the building. Sean Ozolins is proving easy to work with as he shares the vision we have for the future of this old gem.
View from atop the kitchen chimney. Three Creeks is green again and our campers are going to enjoy the beautiful new growth.
This old stone wall has been dug out and is ready for new mortar. One of the building's straighter walls!!!
Sean Ozolins and right hand man Simon hard at work on day one. The first priority is to build up the fallen doorway and then work on the upper stonework to enable the roof to be put back on.
Photos taken by Sean Ozolins today showing inside and outside views of the kitchen doorway.
After some delays Sean Ozolins has finally begun work on our beautiful old building at Three Creeks Station. We have set him up in the Shearer's Quarters for the next few months as he transforms the ruin back to a fully functioning home.
We have made another interesting discovery. There are two long mounds of dirt near the creek. We are not sure why they are there. Cellar maybe? If you have any ideas as to what they could be let us know.
Such a pleasure and a privilege to meet some lovely people today. Ron and Pauline Battersby and their granddaughter Kimberly welcomed us for afternoon smokeo in their home.
We spend two and a half hours talking about Three Creeks, looking through old photos and listening to stories about their Battersby family and the time they owned and worked Three Creeks Station.
Ron and his three brothers spent much of their young years growing up in the homestead. Kevin Battersby can lay claim to being born in the Three Creeks homestead ... I hear he was in a bit of a hurry!
Pictured here are Simon's parents Colin and Judith Hilder, Ron Battersby (Pauline is taking the picture), John Battersby, Kevin Battersby, Unice Battersby and Annette Battersby. Picture taken in Arkaroona.
Many thanks to Kimberly for helping to make this happen and we look forward to learning more about your family and their time on Three Creeks Station.
Author Amanda Hilder
I'm a mother of two, station owner and operator with my husband Simon and a fulltime teacher,