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Gateway Island Quarry
Now a lake and home to Australian Water Ski Championships. Great place for canoeing and obviously waterskiing.
Three Quarries mined out by dredge, two are beautiful small lakes just right for canoeing and picnicing, the third still has Dredge in it. Worth a look at all three.
Fildes Quarry, Beechworth
The Quarry from which much of the beautiful stone granite was extracted. Worth the short walk to see it.
Chiltern's Main Street has been used in three movies. Go there and see why.
Rutherglen's Main Street is nearlt as quaint as Chiltern's.
Beechworth Museum has a Street Scape set up inside.
For years the NSW Victoria border was patrolled on the Victorian side by the fruit fly inspectors. Most cars were stopped and any fruit was confiscated. Now there are just signs and a rubbish bin.
This is a liquid measure, the fourth part of a gallon, or two pints.
See Rutherglen's Common School Museum for complete set of weights and measures. Extremely expensive and very rare.
But how many grains equal one scrupel?
Usually a quarter means one fourth of a whole.
But in weights, a quarter is a fourth of a one hundered weight, or 28 pounds. A one hundred weight, 1cwt, is 112 pounds which was one twentieth of a ton, which of course was 2240 pounds.
In dry measures, a quarter is 8 bushels as per grain, but bushels vary in weight as per the grain, wheat being 60 pounds per bushel, barley 47 pounds, and oats 40 pounds.
So 8 pints was a gallon, 8 gallons was a bushel, 8 bushels was a quarter, and believe it or not, 5 quarters equalled one load.
QUARTET AND QUINTETS
To be found and heard at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival
A dock or wharf for tieing up ships.
The best we have is a couple of old wooden planks that allows you to walk onto the Paddle Steamer Cumberoona, which is cleverly hidden behind bushes at Albury.
Something you do not have to do if you actually do find the Cumberoona.
Where does the Albury Council hide the region's only Paddle Steamer so that tourists have trouble finding it?
Peace and Quiet
This can be found in many of our forests and on most of our rivers.
Large hollow feather often used as pen 100 years ago.
Peacock Feathers, Ettamogah Sanctuary
Kerulea Patchwork by Design, Bright, 0357 551 353
Rowdy Flat Quilting, Yackandandah, 0260 271 387
Nolan's Sporting Gear
Twin City Bowmen, Albury
A game played by throwing round rope objects over an upright stick, usually played on the upper deck of the Paddle Steamer Cumberoona during the six months when there is not enough water to paddle.
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