While researching the John Shaw Neilson memorial cottage in Nhill, my imagination has been drawn to the swamp behind it. In 1974 it inundated the cottage, leading to rotted timbers. Jaypex Park serves as the gateway for visitors who want to visit the Nhill Swamp Boardwalk. It’s home to a scar tree which has been… Continue reading Memorial trees
Last week, on a lightning trip to Nhill by train and bus, I had the privilege of visiting the poet John Shaw Neilson’s cottage, which was moved from Penola in 1961 and opened in 1972. I have long been fascinated by heritage buildings that have been relocated. In fact it is a surprisingly common practice… Continue reading John Shaw Neilson Memorial Cottage
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