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Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement

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by Jane McKinnon (subscribe)
I am a mum who is learning how to use my camera. I post on Instagram janes_photo_gallery. Having so much fun.
Published May 2nd 2017
Hard times back then
We had a stop over in Swan Hill. As we arrived late in the day we only had 1 hour at the Pioneer Settlement. We rushed around and saw such amazing things.

old time pharmacy
Pharmacy back in the 1800's

It is a photographer's paradise I thought. There are so many different things you just don't see in your day to day life.

old camera
Old Bellows Camera


Our children liked to see how people lived back then. It was the first time they got to see up close what they had seen in books or on TV.

Inside an old house
Inside the old cabins


Everything there is a photo opportunity. So make sure you have a lot of time. Grab a map and use that and you will not miss a thing. They have food outlets and toilets, including toilets for the disabled.

main street
Main Street


Cruise the Murray River aboard the PS Pyap or dress up in costume at the Photographic Parlour. Have a WANTED poster printed in the Echo Print Shop or listen to your favourite old time tunes in the Music Shop.

old time dentist
1800's dentist hmmm


Don't forget to go into the lolly shop and walk around, wondering if you could go back and live like this for even a week.

old cabins
How we once lived


My children thought it would be great to live like this, especially riding the horses around town. That's what they said they would do all day. Until I asked about the chores.

typical old cabin
Old homestead


We needed more time to see everything but it was closing so we soaked in as much as we could in that hour. And it was worth it.

old style clothes
I would not like to wear this in summer


old boots
Love these boots


There is so much more to see and do. This just scrapes the surface. They have horse, car and boats rides, and the Night Time Spectacular. You can get passes for 2 days. All the details are on their website. We will definitely stop there on our next drive through.

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Why? See our heritage
When: Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Phone: (03) 5036 2410
Where: Monash Drive, Swan Hill, Victoria Australia
Cost: •Family: $82-•Family – 2 adults and 2 children aged 5 to 16
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