Photos from a recent road trip.
The older country towns tend to hold on to their historic buildings longer than the city. These days it seems as if nothing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars (if not a million) for an older house only to knock it down to build new in the big smoke.
Much of early Australian history is of British influence. The Aboriginals tended to be nomadic & highly skillful with a deep understanding of the land & coast. Similar to the US, the Chinese came & after WW2 Europeans came in search of a new beginning.
The bush & country play a big role in Australian culture. Long distances for families & work situations.