Early aerial of the town.  Note no Station buildings have yet been built.
For those of you who would like to get a better idea of the degradation of the buildings, Bob Brownlee has put together a Powerpoint Presentation that attempts to marry old town photographs with the existing structures. We are missing a number of the original photographs, so if any of you have access to some archival imagery, we urge you to contact Bob.
The button to the right will download a copy of his presentation to your downloads folder.
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Stacks Image 189225
The Hospital:

The first hospital was housed in this wooden and corrugated iron building, located between the bakery and the Moffatt's house. In 1925, Sydney Kidman bought the iron building (which was known as "The Bungalow"), and moved it to Wilpoorina to be used as shearer's quarters, and where it remains today.
Stacks Image 189229
In return, Kidman bought the Transcontinental Hotel for a Hospital as he felt that the cooler stone of the former hotel was a more suitable building.
Stacks Image 189233
Locomotive derailed:

The rail line was Farina's link to civilisation, however despite the advertised timetable it rarely ran to time.
In 1918 for instance, because of the rotten state of the sleepers and the incipient rusting of the dogs which held the rails onto the sleepers, after a number of specials relating to wartime actions, a following heavy goods train was too much for the track, and the engine and 13 trucks left the line.
Stacks Image 1912
The Hospital:

The first hospital was housed in this wooden and corrugated iron building, located between the bakery and the Moffatt's house. In 1925, Sydney Kidman bought the iron building (which was known as "The Bungalow"), and moved it to Wilpoorina to be used as shearer's quarters, and where it remains today.
Stacks Image 1916
In return, Kidman bought the Transcontinental Hotel for a Hospital as he felt that the cooler stone of the former hotel was a more suitable building.
Stacks Image 1922
Locomotive derailed:

The rail line was Farina's link to civilisation, however despite the advertised timetable it rarely ran to time.
In 1918 for instance, because of the rotten state of the sleepers and the incipient rusting of the dogs which held the rails onto the sleepers, after a number of specials relating to wartime actions, a following heavy goods train was too much for the track, and the engine and 13 trucks left the line.