Summer at home in Daisy Hill

Saturday, April 25, 2015

MAYES COTTAGE

Mayes Cottage is a nineteenth century house museum located in Kingston a suburb of Logan City not far from us. It was built in 1887 by the Mayes family. It was originally called 'Pleasant Place'. We went there for a photo shoot with our camera club. One of our members is a descendent of the Mayes family, I found that very interesting.


John and Emily Mayes and two children arrived from England in 1871. They took up 321 acres of land and tried all different types of agriculture but eventually sold the timber from the land.Their family increased and they endured many pioneering hardships.







After taking heaps of photos we had a picnic in the lovely grounds still dotted with very old outbuildings.

32 comments:

  1. Hello Diane, what a wonderful place to visit with your photography club... The home is pretty, nice spot for a picnic too. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. 'Pleasant Place' seems like an apt name Diane, love all the vintage touches.

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  3. what a fun thing to do with the club, i love the house and it is very much like my grandmothers home here, we call them cracker houses here in Florida.. her porch was screened in because we have so many bugs here. i love all the indoor photos. Especially the pitcher and bowl. i am glad we do not have to use that for washing our hands now, but i do love them to look at

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  4. A nice Queenslander home. Interesting the lamp, I have one similar which belonged to my grandmother. I also remember using it when little.
    Sounds as if you all had a good day out taking photos.

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  5. a neat place to go for photo ops!

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  6. I love the sepia photo with the textures and curves! I have some similar items to those you photographed belonging to my ancestors and now on display in my home.

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  7. Love the vintage photos here. Interesting post. Have a good Sunday t'other Diane

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  8. It is very interesting [place to visit..

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  9. Hi Diane!
    Great picnic...
    Holiday in Portugal - 41 years of democracy and 45 years I met my wife. Champagne is already in the fridge. Cheers...
    Enjoy a short stopover in London at Blogtrotter
    Wish you a great weekend!

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  10. Nice photos, and the history of the house is interesting. It does look a "pleasant place".

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  11. You have captured some very beautiful and interesting glimpses of this interesting place.

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  12. What a great place to visit with wonderful photographic opportunities. I have an old lantern like that which my grandparents used when I was a child. Grand-dad could create very realistic and sometimes scarey images in it's shadows.

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  13. This looks like a delightful place to visit and photograph. Your photos are wonderful.

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  14. Love those interior details which really capture the spirit of the place.

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  15. Beautiful pictures ! It must have been a very hard life at that time !

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  16. It looks rather idyllic but it must have been difficult for them to make a living.

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  17. That is a very interesting place to visit for your camera club. Loved your photos.

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  18. Looks like a super place for your camera club to visit! You took some wonderful photos there. Life was very hard for the first settlers!

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  19. What a wonderful place to visit with your Camera Club... So much history--and so many photo opps..... GREAT pic's.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. It looks beautiful and an interesting history. I like your sepia photo, lovely textures and shapes in it.

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  21. A charming series of captures Diane. I especially like the shot of old books, which reminds me of the old adage "Bibles that are falling apart are usually read by people who aren't"! Love the old boots in the basket too.

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  22. What a gorgeous place. I love veranda's Your pictures are really good. It must have been fun to dive into history

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  23. The shot I love most is the open window. I am a great believer in windows I can stick my head out of. Like this place, no fly screens on my windows.

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  24. You can feel the history.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  25. Definitely a fun place to go do photos and I love how your black and white turned out! I love historical places like that and even more the few that will let you do photos! Thanks for sharing the love!

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  26. That's what I love about our photo club...all the field trips! How cool that you met a descendant from this lovely place. Very nice collection of pics! I especially love the window shot with the old sewing machine. Nice light there!

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  27. This is a beautiful house! I liked seeing your photos of all the vintage treasures inside.

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  28. Such a fun and painless way of learning history. It's a beautifully kept home. Your Club does some wonderful outings.

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  29. That must have been a great day to be picnicking with your friends. It's wonderful to experience history that has been preserved so well,

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  30. That's awesome to have such a wonderfully historic place for photos! Your captures are quite intriguing. The sepia shot is perfect.

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  31. Lots of history to explore and photographing vintage items is alwaysbgreat fun. I especially liked the old boom (bible?) and the shoes, Diane.

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