Rural Scenes of Australia Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Barry Peat

Over two-thirds of Australians live in major cities, one in five live in inner regional areas, one in ten in outer regional areas and around one in forty live in remote or very remote areas and 0.8% very remote). These figures represented, in 2009, 15.1 million people living in major cities, 4.3 million in inner regional areas, 2.1 million in outer regional areas, 324,000 in remote areas and 174,000 in very remote areas (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS],

Avenue of Jacaranda Trees
Avenue of Jacaranda Trees
The Old Farm
The Old Farm
Old Barn in a Field of Canola
Old Barn in a Field of Canola
Old Water Tank and Windmill
Old Water Tank and Windmill
Country Driveway Near Shepparton
Country Driveway Near Shepparton
A Field of Canola In the Goldburn Valley
A Field of Canola In the Goldburn Valley
Fruit Tree Driveway
Fruit Tree Driveway
Fruit Trees in Blossom
Fruit Trees in Blossom
Old Shed Green Hollows
Old Shed Green Hollows
Country Horse Racing 3
Country Horse Racing 3
Harvesting Machines Of The Past
Harvesting Machines Of The Past
Old Shed Turners Beach Tasmania
Old Shed Turners Beach Tasmania


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Photo 1. Avenue of Jacaranda Trees. The Jacaranda tree grows to a height of 5 to 15 m. The flowers are up to 5 cm (2.0 in) long, and are grouped in 30 cm (12 in) panicles. They appear in spring and early summer, and last for up to two months. This photo was taken in mid winter,NSW.

Photo 2. The Old Farm. Old farm building and water tank in a field of canola. Canola is a profitable cropping option for many cropping regions of Victoria and it also brings diversity in terms of cropping rotations. This photo was taken this spring in the Shepparton district in Victoria Australia

Photo 3. Old Barn in a Field of Canola . Canola was originally a trademark, but is now a generic term for edible varieties of rapeseed oil in North America and Australia. Canola is grown for its seed which is crushed for the oil used in margarine, cooking oils, salad oils and edible oil blends. The properties of the oil fits with the current view that human health is better served by increasing the intake of mono and poly unsaturated fats in place of saturated fats.

Photo 4. Old Water Tank and Windmill. An old water tank and windmill left to deteriate on a farm in the Shepparton district Victoria Australia

Photo 5. Country Driveway Near Shepparton. The country driveway surrounded by a Canola field and beautifull trees near Shepparton Victoria Australia, Canola Plants, Oilseed plant, Rapeseed. Canola was developed through conventional plant breeding from rapeseed, an oilseed plant already used in ancient civilization as a fuel. The word rape in rapeseed comes from the Latin word rapum meaning turnip.

Photo 6. A Field of Canola In the Goldburn Valley. Vivid yellow flowers in spring make canola the most distinctive of Victoria's winter crops. Walk close to a canola crop in flower and the strong cabbage smell explains its origin as a member of the Brassica family which includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, mustard, radish and turnip. Canola is a variant of the ancient crop rapeseed, a word derived from the Latin rapum meaning turnip. Fodder rape is a related plant sown in southern Victoria for gr

Photo 7. Flowering Fruit Trees Line a Country Driveway. With Spring in the air, the flowering fruit trees orchard lines the driveway of a farm in the Shepparton district in Victoria Australia.

Photo 8. Fruit Trees in Blossom. Sheppartons fertile farmlands, bringing life to the rich agricultural landscape which has made the area renowned as Australias food bowl

Photo 9. Old Shed Green Hollows. This old abandoned shed was photographed at Western Ave, Montville, Queensland Australia

Photo 10. Country Horse Racing. The RASQ Outback Riders are a mounted drill team made up of members of the Toowoomba Trail Riders Club. The unique group of horse riders entertained the Festival of the Golden Shears crowds, at the Jondaryan Wool Sheds. At the heart of the Jondaryan Woolshed is the museum village. Rich in history with authentic from the original Jondaryan station. The Woolshed itself is an original sheep-shearing shed with a rich history.

Photo 11. Harvesting Machines Of The Past. In order to use this mower to cut hay, a farmer would hook it up to a team of two horses which would pull the mower forward. The farmer would then lower the sickle bar (or knife) so that it was nearly parallel to the ground at the desired height from the grounds surface. As the horses pulled the mower forward, the guards (or fingers) guided the hay to triangular cutting blades that ran along the length of the sickle bar. The blades, connected to the oscillatin

Photo 12. Old Shed Turners Beach Tasmania. The old abandoned shed was photographed at Turners Beach in Tasmania. Turners Beach is a small costal town on the northern coast of Tasmania adjacent to Bass Strait.