Looking around places – Gulf Station in Yarra Glen

Recently I showed you some photos and a video that was taken at Steavenson’s Falls in Marysville. It was a quick trip there because we wanted to get to Gulf Station before it closed for the day.

Gulf Station was a farm near Yarra Glen and one I’ve driven past many times, especially when going to Alowyn Gardens. Unfortunately, it is only open on the first Thursday of each month. We were lucky that we managed to get there because of the day.

It is an interesting place and we were given a talk about it, and I found it funny that the farm was established by Scottish settler William Bell. My grandfather was also William Bell and was from Scotland, however, my family came to Australia in 1952, over a hundred years after the family that started Gulf Station.

If you want to find out more you can follow this link to the page on Gulf Station from the National Trust.

As I walked around I took a heap of video as well. I have put it together, but I didn’t put any photos with it. I will add some photos to this post.

Here is the video.

It was an amazing place and I would love to go back sometime. I think it would be great to go there in Spring and see what I can photograph in the garden. The garden is huge.

Here are some photos, I hope you enjoy them.


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  1. Austere and Rustic places with character like these are fascinating. Few possessions on display tell of challenging, weathered living. I wonder how our modern places and possessions will be looked upon. πŸ˜πŸ’•βœ¨

    1. They are, they remind us of where we have come. That is a good point Flowerpoet, I think the history of us will be disposable like everything is right now. Thank you.

    2. Yes, in a modern Consumer Society it does seem as if everything is disposable to keep us buying. I think we and our possessions will be known for a while and then disappear like the rise and fall and lost memories of very ancient Civilizations. You’ve inspired me to post my poem Tiny Bubbles with a small revision. Thanks so much dear lady! πŸ’βœ¨

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your photos and videos! I love the nature mixed in with the history (and of course the horsie friends! Mine are a lot smaller than draft horses, but I still get excited nonetheless)!

    1. You’re welcome, I have to admit I liked seeing the horses too. I gave them a pat, but was a bit wary since I don’t know them. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

    2. I completely understand. I own three horses and have friends who are intimidated by their size. You’re very welcome 😊

    3. It wasn’t their size, it was more that I don’t know them. They could be biters, who knows. I grew around horses so I know to be aware.

    4. Ahh gotcha. That makes sense! One of my horses, Treasure, looks like the sweetest little horse, but he’s truly a monster and is very mouthy. He’s come a long way since I got him, but we still have a long way yet to go.

    1. Absolutely Anne, it is great place for photos. It is under the National Trust now and they have volunteers who help with the upkeep.
      Thank you Anne.

  3. So nice to see how it was in ancient times and lucky they preserved it for the future generations. Thanks for the great video and the many nice pictures. Have a lovely sunday.

  4. This is precisely the type of place my husband and I love to visit and explore. I am a fan of social history so I really like seeing the places where “ordinary” people went about their everyday lives. I also love all the patina and marks of the vintage surfaces.

    1. I love them too Laura. I have to admit I really like social history too, just history really. I love how you put it though, it is great. So many years. Thank you Laura.

  5. Very interesting history and beautiful images and video. Life of the past… Love the horses.

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