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Rural Mailboxes

Compiled by Elaine Bakewell


Take a trip around rural Australia and New Zealand where you will find little treasures in the form of road-side delivery points for mail and packages


Selected from my collection of photographs 2003 – 2013

Photographs taken by me And a few helpers who keep Their eyes open for me Special thanks to Helen and Marion


My collection contains inspired adaptations of the humble mail box inventive recycling of old milk churns, rusty oil drums, all manner of broken machinery, unwanted appliances and water tanks


There are plenty of Demonstrations Of Creative thought Bringing art to the bush with planes and trains, people and animals, as well as the downright odd


Unknown location in Victoria Groups of Mail Boxes Unknown location in Victoria


Off the Great Ocean Road, Victoria The Groups Somewhere in Western Australia


Unknown location The Groups Coonabarabran, New South Wales


Ned Kelly amongst others in Coonabarabran, Queensland The Groups The Circular Saw in Turondale, New South Wales


North-West Victoria Groups of Mailboxes Bremer Bay, Western Australia


Diverse group in New South Wales Groups of Mailboxes Diverse group in St Albans, New South Wales


The rusty Milk Churn The Oil Bottles Unknown location


Gas Bottle in Warranup, Western Australia The Gas Bottles Cairns, Queensland


The Chef Oven housed near Burketown, NEW South Wales From the Kitchen


The Chef Oven housed near Burketown, NEW South Wales From the Kitchen The Slow-combustion Stove near Coonabarabran, New South Wales


Oven on stilts in North-West Victoria From the Kitchen Another oven again in North-West Victoria


A Refrigerator in Victoria From the Kitchen Somewhere on the Nullabor, South Australia


Wedged in the fork of a dead tree at Wishaw Station, Prairie Queensland The 44-gallon Drums Somewhere in Victoria


Study in Pink somewhere in North-West Victoria The 44-gallon Drums Stripes somewhere in North-West Victoria


Somewhere in Victoria The 44-gallon Drums Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia


Barcaldine, Queensland The 44-Gallon Drums


The Hammer in Warialda, New South Wales Creative Uses of the 44-Gallon Drums The Car in Frfogmore, New South Wales


Golgandra, New South Wales The Wheels Cecil Plains, south of Toowoomba, Queensland


The Cannon at Coonabarabran, New South Wales The Wheels The Bicycle at Texas, Queensland


Banana, Queensland The Wheels A Wheel somewhere in Victoria


The Helicopter near Coorow, Western Australia Transport by Air The Bi-plane near Garfield, Victoria


Delivery by Air in New South Wales Transport by Air The Propellar Assembly at Temore, New South Wales


The Train near Heron Creek, New South Wales On the Rails Unknown Location


Moree, New South Wales On the Road Cecil Plains, South od Toowoomba, Queensland


Cowra, New South Wales On the Farm


Corrigin, Western Australia Cobbled Together On the Farm Temora, New South Wales


Dannewirke, New Zealand On the Farm Westport, New Zealand


Echuca, Victoria He Animals


The Great Northern Highway, western Australia The cows Three Springs, western australia


Dubbo, New South Wales The Cows Gooloogong, near Cowra, New South Wales


Rust in Queensland The Cows Cairns, Queensland


Coonabarabran, New South Wales The cows


Western Australia The Cows


Capricorn Highway Barcaldine,Queensland The Pigs Unknown Location


South of moora western australia The Pigs Moree New South Wales


Unknown location The Pigs Wyong Creek New South Wales


The Emu in Harvey, Western Australia The Birds The Double-Headed Emu


The Duck near Coonabarabran, New South Wales The Creative Drums Reindeer in country New South Wales


A Cat in Cairns, Queensland The Creative Drums A Kangaroo holding the mailbox


Elleker, Western Australia The Fish


The Saddles


The Horses A Horse along the Kurrajong – Penrith Road New South Wales


Watering Can unknown Location


Unknown location The cement mixers Unknown location


Yungaburra Queensland Recycled and Rustic Machines A Redundant Water Tank


Tyre at Coonabarabran, New South Wales Recycled The Water Tank used to Shelter the School Bus Passengers


Natural wood Unknown Location


See the Kookaburra Natural wood


Angelsea, Victoria


Moora, Western Australia The Naval mine and the spaceship On the Pinnacles Road, Western Australia


The House and its Owner The Houses In a Suburban garden in Cairns, Queensland


Unknown location the houses Turondale, New South Wales


Rainbow, Victoria The Houses North-West Victoria


Napier, Western Australia The Houses Bremer Bay, Western Australia


Warialda, New South Wales The Houses Gunning, New South Wales


Kyuna – Julia Creek Road, Queensland The Houses Kyuna – Julia Creek Road, Queensland


Bringalily Creek, Queensland The Houses Angelsea, Victoria


Scarecrow The People Yeppoon, Queensland


Unknown location The people Dannewirke new zealand


The people Our very own Ned Kelly Unknown location


Tthe road from Coonabarabran – Wurrabungle National Park, New South Wales The people Our very own Ned Kelly Unknown location


Coonabarabran, Queensland The People Newell Highway near Dubbo, New South Walse


Coonabarabran, New South Wales A Little Bit Whimsical Coonabarabran, New South Wales


A Chainmail Ram in Cascade, Western Australia A Little Bit Whimsical


Crocodile Cairns, Queensland Whimsical Animals The Bee


Where mail cannot be delivered to a house, property owners provide a container to receive mail

Here are some of the creative efforts found in Rural Australia And New Zealand

Rural Mailboxes  

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