Bowral’s OTHER Famous Resident

“Gee, it’s a bit of a worry when things from your childhood start to appear as ‘antique’ or ‘vintage'”, I said to my friend Sue, as we looked around the Dirty Janes Antique Market in Bowral. As well as the slide projector which I’m sure was similar to the one our primary school had in the early 1970s, there were cameras for sale which I might have used, vintage radios, and even a clarinet in a case not disimilar to the one I played in primary and high school.

Half way through the week, Sue and I decided it was time for a bit of “country air”, and so I suggested a day trip to Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands. It’s about 90 minutes drive from where we live in Sydney, it has lots of great little shops to look at, and some terrific places to wine and dine.

Facemasks were all the go in Bowral, as evidenced by these manequins in a shop.
There is a statue of Mary Poppins in a park in Bowral, as the author P.L. Travers once lived there, and apparently that’s where the character was created.

But of course Bowral is most famous as the hometown of Australia’s greatest cricketer, Don Bradman. There’s cricket field and a museum both dedicated in his honour.

There’s more than Bradman in the cricket museum.

As two people from Lismore we were especially excited to see a display about Adam Gilchrist, featuring quite a few of his North Coast cricket caps.

Despite the rain, we had a lovely day looking around the area.

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AUSTRALIA : Born/Lived/Planned Retirement: Lismore; Lived: Brisbane, Bourke, Renmark, Wagga, Perth, Sydney; Work: Radio; Love: Travel, Genealogy, Sweden, Radio

2 Comments

  1. It seems like you had a good day out. I’ve always thought of Bowral as being cold in the winter, perhaps from now no doubt late ABC Radio finance commentator Bruce Bond who lived there.

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