Thursday, September 14, 2006

Burnie c. 1991

Old Burnie Police Station

The Club Hotel ($10 deposit when you get a pool cue from behind the bar)

Port of Burnie from the Crown Street lookout

I grew up in Burnie and remain very fond of the place. It was very industrial and sometimes accused of being "The Dirtiest Town in Australia" in those days. It seemed at the time that there were no old buildings left, the whole place having been "smartened up" in about 1970.

Then I found these photos in the National Library of Australia Collection. There are quite a few pleasant old red brick office buildings, iron-lace verandahed pubs, and the old police station is pretty amazing.

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