Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Theodore 23 September 2014

Set off south again, (stopping at a great op shop at Gracemere) towards Theodore. It was good to get away from the busy coastal highways and onto a country road again. Had been looking forward to eating a banana at Banana, but it looked a bit of a dump (with not a banana tree in sight) so we kept on driving. We passed through a few more dying one horse villages and stopped at the Theodore Showground for the night. Theodore is an unusual town – it was designed as a model town by Walter Burley Griffin in 1928 and has that attractive, but uniform layout typical of these planned villages. It is also built on a floodplain between a river and a creek and when the top their banks, the whole town is flooded. Rather sad but typical of many towns built next to rivers. The last major flood was only 3 years ago and the town has been struggling to get back to normal. We enjoyed our stay in Theodore, as the townsfolk have a great pride in their town and make an effort to maintain it. This area is also prosperous farming country thanks to the river irrigation, so hopefully it will be one of the towns that survive.


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