Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bullengarook

Bullengarook!
This is where I live, and to be honest I couldn't imagine living any where else.
The local land were inhibited by the Wurundjeri People.
Wurundjeri people take their name from the word wurun meaning Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) which is common along Birrarung and djeri, a grub found in the tree.
Bullengarook comes under the Macedon Ranges Shire. The Europeans settled here way back in the 1850's.
The industry that was going on around this time was slate and gold mining.
Image:  1.1.4 Bullengarook
These days there are approximately 681 people living in the area many with farms and many who just enjoy the amazing views.
We have no shops in our little town, but we do have a Fire station, Specialist School, and a reserve that is used for Pony Club, Cricket and even as a place to practice fly fishing and much much more.
The Shops are located either side of Bullengarook. Gisborne or Bacchus Marsh which takes a 15 minute drive in either direction.
Here is a couple of pictures of the Old Slate Mines
We often go here for picnics.


9 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Looks amazing - I always imagine everywhere in Australia, apart from the cities/coast to be desert-like, not lovely and green - too much time spent watching Priscilla and Flying Doctors for me!

Melody said...

We only live an hour or so away from this area and yet I had no idea that the slate mines existed. Fascinating.

rosie said...

Hi Tracee,
We came through your part of the world yesterday, it's so beautiful. Looking forward to actually staying somewhere and exploring, rather than driving straight home.. Hope you are well xxx

Khristina aka Khris said...

What a great name for a place to live. Bet you have to spell that one quite often. My grandmother is aboriginal, born and raised on Stradbroke Island just off the Brisbane coast line. Hugs Khris

Anonymous said...

I live in bullengarook, i love it.
Such beautiful views and i have seen gold mines but not slate ones. We have a lot of slate though on our property.
Nice pictures.

Anonymous said...

I live in bullengarook, i love it.
Such beautiful views and i have seen gold mines but not slate ones. We have a lot of slate though on our property.
Nice pictures.

Muse said...

Was lovely to come across your pics Tracee. I grew up and went to school in Bullengarook when it was just the old single school building. Everytime I drive through I still feel a sense of home. Best memories of my life.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Tracee,
I grew up in Bullengarook and attended the Primary school from prep to grade six. Many happy memories of a happy care free childhood, surround by a safe and caring community.

Farm Gate Creations said...

So glad that you stopped by.. it certainly is a lovely place