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BYRON BAY IMAGES
Byron Bay is a small seaside town with a population of around 10,000, with 1.5 million visitors coming from all over the world each year. There are many attractions, The Most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland, Lighthouse, beautiful white sandy beaches, snorkelling, kayaking, diving, surfing, bush walking, whale watching.
The Indigenous aboriginal people have lived in Australia for 65,000 years the local tribe called Bundjalung of Byron Bay - Arakwal Bumberlin people, were one of over 500 tribes living in Australia before the Dutch explorers arrived in 1606. Captain Cook sailed past in 1770 and named Cavanbah, Cape Byron as a tribute to Admiral Byron.
Built in 1901, Byron Bay Lighthouse is Australia's most powerful lighthouse. The lens is made of highly polished prismatic glass. The lighthouse flashes every 15 seconds. Also there are 3 dwellings, one being the Head Lighthouse Keepers Residence and the other 2 buildings for 2 Assistant Keepers Cottages, these 2 cottages are now available for overnight rental.
What a stunning time of day wherever you are in the world. Everything changes as the sunset showers the earth with colour.
OLD BYRON BAY
I ask everyone I know that has lived in Byron Bay a long time if they have Old Byron Bay photos. Most have, but never find the time to sort through them. I find what I can to share with others who enjoyed our town as it used to be.
Zircon Rutile Ltd mined the sand hills for Zircon between Main Beach and Clark's Beach then onto Tallow Beach. Selective flotation was used to isolate Zircon. Zircon Rutile Ltd., started in the 1930's and in the 1960's they returned to re-work the sand with more refined extraction techniques, closing in the 1980's. The plant was in the main street of Byron Bay, where The Plaza shops beside Woolworths are now located.
OLD BYRON BAY PHOTOS
I used to sit on a beautiful timber swivel chair that came from the dining room of the Wollongbar when I worked in the office at Norco. All that is left now of the ship is a little of the engine room and rudder. The wreck attracts lots of fish and it makes a good wave for surfers.
RECENT BYRON BAY PHOTOS
I am slowly adding to this page with recent events and buildings in Byron Bay.
This page is mostly of animals I have discovered on my travels, and some close to home.
Our town has amazing Street Art downtown and also at the Industrial Estate.
BEACH and OCEAN
The beach always has something different on offer to photograph with each new tide and time of day. The sand markings change, each sunset gives a different colour to the ocean, the wind changes the water from calm to an ocean of texture. It always excites me to be able to photograph the special moments that a sunset brings, sometimes for just a few short minutes.
I have travelled around and across Australia to see the breathtaking scenery, The centre of Australia is red dirt, stunning, everywhere you look is another amazing scene. I enjoy trees, so I have quite a few on my page.
THE WELLSWUNG DADDIES BIG BAND
The WellSwung Daddies are an 11 piece big band, based in the Byron Shire Area. They play a mixture of Swing, Jive, Rock & Roll, Lindy Hop and Jazz. I take photos of this band when they play locally.
SOUL'D BIG BAND
A 10 piece big band that offers Soul and Motown music, Funk, Swing, and more. Based in Byron Bay with a male and female vocalist, piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, tenor sax and baritone sax. I take photos of this band when they play locally.
Dancing makes me very happy. I dance Rock and Roll and Swing. Dancing is so good for your brain and great exercise.
SOUTH AFRICA HOLIDAY
Travelling around South Africa on a holiday was amazing, I have shared experiences and photos if anyone is interested.