As I walked around Nairne, I found many Murals. The funds were raised locally, and with the help of Mount Barker Council, Nairne is going about painting at least 10 murals around the town.
When completed, they are going to produce a full colour brochure for visitors to find the location and to see the historic buildings along the way.
What I saw, I didn't think were painted the best, aside from that, they show the history of Nairne.
Jackson's Butcher's Shop, was also made of local stone, making it quite cool and good for hanging meat. If you walk down the laneway, you can see these rooms, also the hooks on the outside of the building.
Next door, the two story stone building was used as Stables and a Hayloft.
On the other side of the Butcher's Shop, was the Carpenter's and Undertaker's residence. The owner of this Shop, possessed many skills, including Wheelwright and Blacksmith. When he made the large wheels, he rolled them down the hill and into the creek to cool off!
As he was the local Undertaker too, he used the large basement of the building as the local Mortuary.
These buildings can only be viewed from the outside, as they are now privately owned and lived in.
Located in this location originally, was a Public House which dated to 1840. In 1851, it was replaced by this stone Hotel we see today. The existing basement was used for Policemen's quarters and also as the Town Gaol for the district!
No Police in the basement today, just country hospitality, open fires, pub meals in the dining room/bar, cold beer, Bargains Liquor Store, pool table, Darts and 12 gaming machines. For the warmer weather, a beautiful beer garden and a historic barn for functions, drinking or outdoor courtyard eating.
It is listed on the State Heritage Register.