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    Post by Dawn on Wed 22 Oct 2014, 5:57 pm

    Thank you for the history story. If one considers the way of the world and expansion of towns due to population increase etc it is refreshing to hear that a place has actually become smaller, as a result not losing its original charm.  I hope it is not soon that too much tourism discover it, it may have potential for bringing the cities stress to the area. Yes,  the Iron lace is very costly to replicate now. But it is so attractive. When the Harwood images arrive I will look forward to seeing. Thanks Joy ! :)
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    Post by granny on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 3:57 am

    :smile: Awww  more pictures to come!!  :apgch: :happy:   Thanks so much Joy!!
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 9:21 am

    Dawn wrote:Thank you for the history story. If one considers the way of the world and expansion of towns due to population increase etc it is refreshing to hear that a place has actually become smaller, as a result not losing its original charm.  I hope it is not soon that too much tourism discover it, it may have potential for bringing the cities stress to the area. Yes,  the Iron lace is very costly to replicate now. But it is so attractive. When the Harwood images arrive I will look forward to seeing. Thanks Joy ! :)

    Thanks Dawn.  :D Shall post the pics soonish. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how one looks at it) both of these towns' tourism would mostly be of the "Stop!! Revive!! Survive!!" type where some of the travelling public stop off for a coffee or a meal. Especially at Ulmarra as it is on the Pacific Highway & there will be some concerns for local business when the highway is upgraded & passes the township by. Harwood is a sugarmill & prawn trawl village & any tourism there would be of a "brief stopover by the curious" type. Not like our town where 95% of the tourists are stayers not day trippers. It used to just be summer & Easter but it is now all year round.  :aargh:

    The Richmond River also villages along its banks such as Coraki, Broadwater & Wardell but they are larger.
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    Post by Joy on Thu 23 Oct 2014, 9:22 am

    granny wrote::smile: Awww  more pictures to come!!  :apgch: :happy:   Thanks so much Joy!!
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    Thanks Granny.  :smile:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:36 am

    Driving to Harwood again.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:39 am

    Sugarcane & the Harwood sugar mill.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:40 am

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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:41 am

    This is a massive heap of the sugarcane trash, or bagasse, left after crushing. It will most likey be used in the co-generation power plant or for mulch.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:43 am

    Harwood sugarcane mill.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:44 am

    A beautifully maintained village cricket oval at Harwood. Must love their cricket here.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:45 am

    Harwood sugarcane mill.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:46 am

    The Harwood Hotel AKA "Harwood Hilton". Very popular for lunch in the weekends.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:48 am

    This is part of the restaurant. The clears are opened up in to let the breeze in from the river during summer.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:49 am

    The antique shop across from the Harwood Hotel.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:50 am

    Kid's playground across from the hotel on the banks of the Clarence River.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:52 am

    The bridge for the Pacific Highway across the Clarence River. It is a lifting bridge.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:53 am

    The quaint little Harwood Hall where we will be attending a meeting.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 10:54 am

    It is built over the river.
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 10 Jan 2015, 8:22 pm

    Thanks Joy ! , such beautiful weather, and that sugar cane is thick and long and green and lush it reminds me of  the north of Durban , also the name 'Chatsworth' is a place outside of Durban.  :smile: Love to see all the names of the places you pass.  Everything is always so clean looking too and the roads look so empty  which is very :cool3:.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 11 Jan 2015, 10:55 am

    Thanks Dawn.  :D This is about as far south as sugarcane grows. Now with the newer frast-resistant sugarcane varieties it may be grown further south, terrain permitting, although it is mostly beef farming there. It is surprising how far inland it is now grown, though.  

    The "empty" roads depend on where you are & how many lanes there are. There are quite a few bad bottlenecks where I don't bother to photograph.  :lol3:

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