Tintinara in the SE of South Australia

Playground, Tintinara, SE South Australia

Playground, Tintinara, SE South Australia

I took this photo of the playground in the picnic area in the main street on a recent visit to Tintinara because of the piece of equipment in the foreground. It’s in the shape of a kangaroo, though I can’t recall if you get “red” kangaroos in the Tintinara region. (I just checked my field guide to Australian mammals – Red Kangaroos are found much further north.)

Old steam train water bowser, Tintinara

Old steam train water bowser, Tintinara

Next to the playground is this old water bowser (or water tower), a relic of a by-gone era when the steam trains would stop here to replenish their water tankers. In the background you can see the railway line which is the main line between Adelaide and Melbourne. The Overlander passenger train came through as I had my morning cuppa. It rarely stops in Tintinara these days, whereas in a the steam age there would have been several passenger services daily. Now the line is used mainly for heavy interstate freight traffic, mixed with one daily express passenger train daily.

Galah at Tintinara, SE South Australia

Galah at Tintinara, SE South Australia

While I was in Tintinara I managed to get a few good photos of some of the local bird life. More photos can be seen here and here.

 

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