I’m on a local history research kick at the moment. It started with my tour along Pine Park and Linear Park for A Trail of Tales – which inspired my short story, Hunted. A few weeks back another opportunity popped up – the Tea Tree Gully Historical Society and Tea Tree Gully Library organised a tour of historical buildings in the area – some now privately owned and rarely seen.
Here is just a taste of the historic architecture and beautiful scenery that accompanied the wealth of local knowledge discovered about the area.
It is amazing so many South Australian (and Australian) firsts happened within my local area. It’s prompted me to dig out a box of notes I have for Australian steampunk stories. Now I’ve experienced the sights and sounds of local settlers to follow up indigenous history of the area, there are several ideas churning in my brain.