Black Rock is another of those mid-Northern towns in South Australia that declined almost to nothing when the railway disappeared in the late 20th century. But then, Black Rock was never more than tiny.
Pencil drawing. Image size 17cms x 26cms. Framed size 34cms x 44cms.
Quorn, still a railway town in the mid-North of South Australia, is home to the Pichi-Richi Historic Railway. The Engine Shed was used as such in the heyday of railways here, when through-trains could carry passengers as far North as Alice Springs.
One of only a couple of buildings still standing at Lancelot, South Australia, the town that almost never was. This little stone cottage, so lovingly built by skilled stonemasons, is now home to lizards and crows.
Lancelot’s the town that never was. It was laid out in the late 1800’s, the pub and a few minor buildings were built, and it stopped right there. My great grandfather was the licensee, and my maternal grandfather, aged 2, fell into the underground tank below the kitchen floor and nearly drowned. Fortunately, the kitchen staff were quick off the mark and pulled him out again. Today the ruins of the pub sit on private land about 15 kilometres from Peterborough.