Visiting Katherine (Northern Territory)

 In creative work life balance, Ideas, katherine

I spent twelve years living in Katherine when I was growing up and Oscar (my baby) and I recently made the trip back. The rest of the clan stayed home here with my husband and it was a breeze only having one person to look after for a change.

I travelled as lightly as possible, I didn’t take a pram (I don’t like them much anyway) and Oscar spent most of his time in a backpack.

Oscar and I about to get on the plane to Darwin

Oscar and I about to get on the plane to Darwin

Arriving at midnight in Darwin, Met by the Heat.

Arriving at midnight in Darwin, Met by the Heat.

Oscar was a great traveller and it was an inspiring, eye opening trip. A big contrast visually and culturally from my current home in regional Victoria. It was already heating up and was a 37 degree average during my stay.

So many NT memories flooding back.

So many NT memories flooding back.

The Bush.

The Bush.

Oscar meeting a joey.

Oscar meeting a joey.

Better than a kitten!

Better than a kitten!

The Katherine River.

The Katherine River.

My brother and his five boys (and Oscar)... at the Katherine Hot Springs.

My brother and his five boys (and Oscar)… at the Katherine Hot Springs.

Low Level Crossing.

Low Level Crossing.

NT Road Train

NT Road Train

I have always been fascinated by old stuff and at the moment I am drawn to mining and it’s significance in the history of our country. I spent a day in Pine Creek, (between Katherine and Darwin) checking out the old gold mine and its various abandoned equipment. I find the aesthetics of this stuff visually beautiful and interesting. Aside from its past practical functions. Now no longer useful it sits around rusting away.

Old Building in Pine Creek.

Old Building in Pine Creek.

Old Gold Mine equipment. Pine Creek

Old Gold Mine equipment. Pine Creek

I wanted to bring this home!

I wanted to bring this home!

Old Gold Mine Entrance, Pine Creek

Old Gold Mine Entrance, Pine Creek

Anyhow, I am home now, enjoying my family, my lush lawn and my vegie patch. Next week will be another adventure, as I am off to Broken Hill. It is so good in this break from painting, to be refuelling my brain with new material!

I can’t wait to share my next project with you all…

Cheers

Jasmine x

 

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