As I walked along the foreshore at Tumby Bay, I came across a beautifully painted octagonal building which was once a Rotunda. This is now the location of the Bay Art Group.
The gallery has a mural painted the whole way around it, and is a must see!
I loved the two little girls as they looked so real.
This big Hotel is located in a beaut postition overlooking the ocean. It opened in March 1904, as a single story Hotel, then in 1916, a second story was added. It has since been fully renovated, and has a new bar made from the local jetty jarrah sleepers and from railway iron.
There is also historic photos on display, and if you want accommodation, it's available here.
This was one of the best towns for finding quite an array of different australian house styles.
Photos 1 & 2 show homes that has been built for the Australian weather. In Australia, big wide verandahs are quite common on homes, as they are good to sit under on the hot evenings and to give shade and keep the weather from hitting the main part of the house.
No 3, is built in californian bungalow style, probably some time between 1915 - 1940.
No 4 is an Australian cottage which has been built from the local stone. These are quite common, and lots have lovely cottage gardens. Some were continually added to as the family grew.
No 5 is an older style house made out of iron. Most Miner's cottages were made from corrugated iron.
Poor Tumby Bay, a lovely small town with a sandy Beach nearly completely covered in seaweed!
Is this always the case, I really don't know! It wouldn't be any good for swimming or sunbaking!
Located 41kms from Tumby Bay, is the seaside town of Port Neill. There are more shacks here than permanent homes.
On display at the foreshore park, is the anchor from the Ship, the "Lady Kinnaird." In 1880, the Ship left with a cargo of 8400 bags of wheat. That night, the Ship struck bad weather and sank off Cape Burr near Port Neill.
A local shepherd found the crew who had all managed to reach the shore. Nearly 100 years later the wreck was found and the anchor. The anchor was brought ashore, treated for rust, painted and mounted on a cement block along the foreshore. It can be seen near the jetty in front of the Seaview Hotel.