Saturday, 19 June 2010
Berrima was initially earmarked as the hub of the southern region around the 1830's, but then the railway went through to Moss Vale abt 1860 and that was the end of Berrima.
Well not entirely, Berrima still has its goal, which is still in operation.
Actually, just as an aside, I have found records listing an ancestor of mine being here -
Honorah/Norah/Honor CONNOR/CONNORS/O'CONNOR nee COLLINS with 2 of her sons
Ok back to Berrima - well it has 2 sides to a street - ok not unusual, most streets have 2 sides, except that between the two sides is a lovely, very large park. It would have been impressive if development had of progressed.
No I did not buy anything, self-control all the way. But next time ...... well he has been warned
One of my favourite shops has no furniture. Sorry no photos, I was in a hurry to get inside and look. Next time - promise.
It looks just like a very old house from the front, the front room (which is an entire old home) is filled with all those little bits - there are drawers and boxes and drawers and boxes full of cutlery, kitchenware, tools - so much. The next large sheddy-type room has nothing but linen - again, drawers, drawers, shelves, shelves and shelves - so much
And the next large sheddy-type room has books, books, books, books and oh yeah books
Oh yeah - they also have the longest running hotel licence in Australia - The Surveyor General Inn. There are lots of other older pubs in Australia, but not with a continuing running licence. Did not stop in this time as we had just had yummy pies and coffee at Gumnut Bakery