Skip to main content

Lithgow


Last year Julie wrote an interesting post on the Tidy Towns Awards (I can't find it to link to it). It mentioned that Lithgow was last year's winner among some controversy. That made me keep an eye out for the inevitable sign announcing this triumph.

Learn more about the interesting industrial city Lithgow at 100 towns.



Comments

  1. I would like to know more about the people in Australia. I confess I never heard about Wiradjuri. Great sign.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Most Australians are not terribly familiar with the indigenous nations that populated the areas where they live but there is a real effort these days to acknowledge them and for us to understand more.

      Delete
    2. I recently posted a story relevant to the Wriadjuri people. The Wiradjuri nation once covered an area larger than most European countries. The extent of this country is acknowledged in signage in inland areas of New South Wales http://thecastlereagh.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/war-on-frontier.html

      Delete
  2. You always know when you hit Lithgow that you're on the other side of the mountains.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Was it controversial because the town is industrial?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Was it controversial because the town is industrial?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Was it controversial because the town is industrial?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Golly, Winam is insistent today? No. No, not industrial. It became all political. Rubbing of feet under desks, masonic handshakes and stuff. Not based upon the merits of the individual town cases, but upon influence and geographic balance.

    You can't find the link, because I took my labels off. I was not using them properly and they became a mess.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The controversy was manufactured by a few malcontents. Lithgow is a beacon for Keep Australia Beautiful. It was an industrial town that totally changed its image over a period of 20 years. Lithgow also provides a model for other towns as its numerous Tidy Towns successes are based on community networking and community action. I was proud to lead one of the community groups that hosted 2011 Tidy Towns awards in Lithgow last November. Hundreds Tidy Towns delegates from all over New South Wales were gobsmacked by what the Lithgow community has achieved in areas such as environmental management and heritage, and the things the community continues to achieve. Community alliances in Lithgow are strong, active and achieve great things.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, I can't think too many American towns would earn or care about being tidy. People love to throw their trash.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The end

I retire from the workforce this week and to celebrate have decided to retire my current blogs and start afresh with a single consolidated blog - My Bright Field - to record the delights of my new life adventure.
If you are interested follow me over there.  I will still be Sweet Wayfaring and collecting Royal Hotels.  The delights I discover along the way will appear together with my gardens and towns where I live.

Royal Hotel - Ganman

And I wrap up this trip with the Royal Hotel at Ganman.

A stark white forest

Actually the poem says "The stark white ring-barked forests, all tragic to the moon" but this white snow gum forest is not ring-barked, nor is it their normal healthy white ... this is the result of the bushfires that swept through the region in 2003. They are reshooting from the base and will recover but it will be a slow process.

At this altitude snow gums grow low and are usually twisted into fantastic shapes. The stuff of many awesome photographs, typically in the snow.
Musing:
From The Snow Gum by Douglas Stewart
"It is the snow-gum silently,
In noon’s blue and the silvery
Flowering of light on snow.
Performing its slow miracle
Where upon drift and icicle
Perfect lies its shadow."