2014
09.24

DSC_0087a crop, auto, rotateON-GOING ARCHIVAL SORTING . . . THIS SKETCH WAS ONE OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE 2013 BUNDABERG FLOOD.

I worked in Telecom Australia (now Telstra) in the 1980s, and part of my job was to do work at country telephone exchanges. Basically, the exchange buildings were just a small metal hut (air-conditioned), with all the old “Crossbar” equipment in them – Swedish made. The landscape around was essentially a grassy field, with bush beyond that.

This old cabin was across the dirt road from the Baffle Creek exchange – maybe 40 minutes drive from Bundaberg. The cabin was ┬áin a private property. I took a photo of it, and later drew the sketch. It was odd, because no-one was about, except for the pumpkins on the ground. The sign on the door was as it says, “Cosy Inn.” The building at the back to the right is an outside “thunder box” dunny.

 

 

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