Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 06 Jul, 2020 5:49 pm

Oh, and it is not located at Blaxland or Wentworth Falls.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Mon 06 Jul, 2020 7:14 pm

It's at Lawson - I've heard it called 'the convict hole', with all sorts of stories as to it's use.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby FatCanyoner » Mon 06 Jul, 2020 7:52 pm

Now that it's been solved I'll share this interesting article about the likely origin and use of the hole: https://bluemlocalstudies.wordpress.com ... et-lawson/
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 06 Jul, 2020 8:13 pm

Yes Fat Canyoner, it is almost certainly a silage pit, there are many down on the plains eg the former McCarthys Farm at Cranebrook. Unfortunately nowhere as romantic as a convict dungeon. So, well spotted Jonnosan, over to you, the world will be watching the state of your post.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Mon 06 Jul, 2020 8:57 pm

hmmm maybe I should have read the prior pages before jumping in with an answer, all I have is from NSW.

I took this on the weekend just passed - its a spot many on here will have visited but looks very different to when I had seen it last.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 5:23 am

Are you on the way to Dunphys car park?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 6:47 am

puredingo wrote:Are you on the way to Dunphys car park?


yes I am. there was previously a bridge over Galong creek and a number of buildings have also gone.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 8:09 am

[/quote]and a number of buildings have also gone.[/quote]

Do you mean the really old farmhouse that was in the valley to the right of your picture, it had a tall bangalow palm tree near it? Called Green Gully I think.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 11:30 am

there is still an old building in the valley in front of me (across the creek) but all the buildings between the old "packsaddlers" gate and the old bridge have gone.

ps for the avoidance of doubt, puredingo's turn
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 5:52 pm

Go ahead somebody, I can’t for the life of me work out how to resize the pictures on my phone.

No wonder I sleep in caves on the weekends!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 7:09 pm

puredingo wrote:, I can’t for the life of me work out how to resize the pictures on my phone.


Puredingo, you could try emailing the picture, as an attachment, to yourself. You should get a prompt asking if you want to resize the file. Then you can save the emailed file, then post it here.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 8:32 pm

Nah, can’t work it out. Go ahead.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 10:00 pm

OK, I'll have a go, I missed a turn a while back due to the same problem Puredingo is currently experiencing. Here's a location in Victoria, sorry about the image quality but it is a digital picture of a print.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 10:35 pm

Might be the lower Glenelg River?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 11:06 pm

You got it Eggs, it is the Lower Glenelg, a few kms upstream of Nelson on the Great South West Walk circa 1999. In fact it might be the section that loops into SA, I can't remember for sure! Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Tue 07 Jul, 2020 11:17 pm

puredingo wrote:I can’t for the life of me work out how to resize the pictures on my phone.

On Android, to post to this forum from my phone, I use a simple free app called Pic Resizer Lite. It does just one thing and does it well.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 9:20 am

I'll try a photo of a photo
In SA.
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The volcanic caldera of Mount Schank in SA's South East area
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 12:11 pm

It looks volcanic*. Is it Wilpena Pound?

Edit: wikipedia tells me it isn't volcanic but is a synclinal basin.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 12:49 pm

Not in the Flinders - long way south from there
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 1:05 pm

Mount Schank?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 1:14 pm

peregrinator wrote:GregG and FatCanyoner, your comments are very reasonable and mine was not. Greg, your “still in NSW” provoked my mock angst—STILL??? OF COURSE!!! I hope you interpreted my off-shore islands reference as the attempt at mild sarcastic humour it was.

FatCanyoner, I certainly do not want anyone to refrain from posting an answer when they know one. I try to answer, but usually fail, at identifying shots from my home state, as well as the very small parts of SA and NSW I have visited. (But I have some NSW photographs that I have chosen not to post because I know the game will probably then be stuck in that state for some time.)

In the back of my mind was the question of whether the forum needs state/territory based games, rather than just one for Tasmania and one for the remainder of the continent. That seems rather ridiculous, at least on the surface, but I don’t know that the demographics of our membership makes another system workable.

Peregrinator, I totally understand your frustration. I've been around for a little while. Since before these long standing photo games were launched, based on the popular Tassie where-am-I game.
From the start the thinking for the Aussie game was that NSW would likely dominate as the major population centre, with a corresponding numbers of bushwalkers. ViC and QLD probably next largest, then SA, ACT, NT, WA (not in any specific order). All states/territories have some wonderful bushwalking locations but the tyranny of distance tends to limit visitation for many of us.
Over the years the number of active Aussie photo game players has dwindled, regardless of state, although NSW still tends to dominate. I don't have a lot of photos from outside NSW, with the exception of Tasmania. Most others are from QLD; I have very few from VIC and almost none from elsewhere. I do try to post outside NSW where I can but often find that when I do the game virtually grinds to a halt. I almost always have to provide copious clues to get any response at all, and more often than not the ubiquitous eggs is the player who finally answers (probably to put me out of my misery :)). I've had some success getting player input from VIC by posting from the NSW Snowy Mountains region. Many Victorian bushwalkers seem to know the area, I guess being relatively close to Melbourne and possibly because the AAWT traverses VIC, NSW and the ACT. In the past it was felt that separate games for each state would not be sustainable, hence the current format. You could always propose that option to the site owner if you think it can work.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 1:38 pm

Yes crollsurf.
Would be nice to get back down that way soon.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 5:48 pm

Thanks eggs,
More NSW because other than Tassie, it's the only place I've been bushwalking.
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Corang Arch, Morton NP, NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 6:00 pm

Corang Arch. Looking forward to getting back into the budawangs

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 6:05 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Corang Arch. Looking forward to getting back into the budawangs

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Sure is, after Zapurda's report, I'm keen as well but with a dicky knee ATM, all I can do is try not to get too jealous.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 10:06 pm

crollsurf wrote:
Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Corang Arch. Looking forward to getting back into the budawangs

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Sure is, after Zapurda's report, I'm keen as well but with a dicky knee ATM, all I can do is try not to get too jealous.

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Thanks...was about to post but don't have any mainland non-nsw pics on my phone. If someone wants to post from elsewhere go ahead. Otherwise I'll put one up tomorrow

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 08 Jul, 2020 11:13 pm

Seriously people, NSW is fine. The games are slowing down, and I am pretty sure the comment was partly in jest. We will just have to put up with some longer periods of twiddling our thumbs till we are told what part of a sandstone cliff face we are looking at.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Thu 09 Jul, 2020 7:37 am

Lucky I don’t know how to resize because ALL my pic are from NSW...and only a relatively small part at that!

I’m up there with the keenest of bushwalkers just not a very well traveled one. I love my own backyard too much.

PS If anyone on here feels the need to expand my horizons and shout me a trip to Tassie or NZ, I’m definitely in!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 09 Jul, 2020 10:51 am

OK then, NSW haha...

Hopefully should be easy enough
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 09 Jul, 2020 11:13 am

Assuming we're in the Budawangs, with my very limited visitation I'll try Monolith Valley.
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