The Town of Werrap

Went for a drive and saw a sign saying Werrap 7 kilometres so just had to go and have a look.

It turned out to be the first settlement over the netting fence but was gone with just signs saying where things used to be. The one building left was a very substantial new fire station.

Just love the history of these places. The train line and main road missed it by a couple of kilometres so it died. Now I need to find out more about it.

A town that dates before all of the others North of the Netting Fence that had homes a hall, school, tennis courts etc. that simply disappeared.

You will find more about this town that once was, under the History Tab

The journey begins with a hiccup

Well we have finally started. After getting the first service on the Land cruiser when they fitted the 12 pin electrics along with the brake controller and an Anderson plug we got up in the morning on Tuesday to leave but first we had to go back and get the levelling hitch fitted at the caravan yard about 40k away before hitting the road. hitched the van on connected the Anderson plug and then opened the twelve pin connection on the car only to find they had fitted a male connector. waited for Toyota to open and called them. Sorry they said bring it back and we will change it. 60k round trip to get it done and then finally picked up the van from Warburton and headed for Kilsyth the get the rest done. (lost 2.5 hours) got the hitch fixed and we were on our way. We considered stopping overnight but decided to go through to Rainbow arriving at 10PM so we thought we might just camp outside the park in the street and move in in the morning. Not to be Leanne, the caravan park manager, heard us and came out to guide us into a site.
So hear we are for a while.

Settled in at the Rainbow Caravan Park

Hello all and welcome to our World

Sue and I (Phil) have travelled through a number of lives together. We met in our late teens and spent time travelling and camping in an ex army series II Land Rover. Spending a lot of time in the Victorian High Country camping in a tent.

Then it slowed down when the children arrived, followed by the Grand Children. Now we are starting new having spent a few months each year for the past few years traveling in a 1970’s 17 foot Franklin pulled by a Rodeo Ute. we have stepped out with a new rig (now our home) to see as much of Australia as we can.

044 Camp site

The old Rig

New Van and Car at Warburton s

The new Rig

Being a keen history buff, it is my intention to seek out the local history of the places we visit and put my findings in this Blog.

If you enjoy finding out about remote places and people I hope you enjoy the stories I place here.

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