Duntryleague , Orange
It was first called Black Man's Swamp, after John Blackman who was guide, employed by Captain Percy. Then later on in the 1820's , surveyor Sir Thomas Mitchell, who served in the Peninsula war as a aides des camps to the Duke of Wellington alongside, Prince William from Holland royal House Of Orange. So Thomas Mitchell named it after his dutch friend who went on to become the King of Holland.
Aniiiiiiiiiiiway, we stayed at the Duntry League historic house, always nice to stay somewhere like this as opposed to the sterile motels. Beautiful place just on the outskirts of Orange on a golf course. I've seen building before like this, but did not realize that those posts are solid cast iron, I just always thought it was a hard wood. So these iron posts were cast in Sydney and then shipped out ( some 290km ) to the country, back in the day, amazing stuff beautiful tiled floor, all individual pieces too, these are not tiles with a pattern, they pieces to make a pattern outside out room for the night ( yes, they did have an actual bathroom and we did not do it old school ) view from our room in the morning, they had a family room that we all fit in love me a good old iron lace verandah would look nicer in summer ( the barren trees ) inside After breakfast, see-ing as we are in wine country we visit some of the local vienyards Spring flowers are up early on one of the vineyards they had a little animal farm, Belle managed to touch one of the newborn lambs, only a few days old. Now drive of to Hill End.