I have visited the little 'Mayes Cottage' house museum twice recently. The first time I used my 18-250mm lens but the second time I used my macro lens. I found it interesting how I saw the same thing differently through the two different lenses. Here are a few samples. The top picture in each set was with the long lens while the bottom picture is with the macro. (I still have a lot to learn about macro photography )
Mayes cottage was built by John and Emily Mayes, who arrived from England with two children in 1873 and were among the first settlers in the Kingston area of Logan City near Brisbane.
They took up a selection of 321 acres and built this two bedroom slab hut and planted fruit trees. They had five more children and they lived in the hut until the new house was constructed in 1886.
Sadly the two eldest children died. Ruth drowned in the well in 1882 and Joshua died in Cairns of typhoid fever in 1887.
The family grew fruit trees and started dairy farming but the most lucrative business was selling timber for mine props, railway sleepers and fence posts.