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At the old Dunlop Station beside the Darling River there is a small building just near the homestead. In it are 2 very different rooms. On the left you see a bathroom which may have been for employees to use. The water heater next to the bath is an old wood chip heater common in Australia 1800s. There would have been another section above where a fire would be lit for heating the bath water. You can see where the flue went through the wall. It looks like they had to pay extra for soap although that sign may be a recent addition.
On the right is a school room which was used for the owner's children - no solid wall, just fly wire and a slow combustion wood fire to try to warm the room in winter. It would have been extremely hot and probably very dusty in summer. Isolated properties in the Australian outback frequently had a live in tutor or teacher.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3874 W: 102 N: 11221] (46869)
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