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Southern Wildflowers #1
The heritage listed Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat is located on the western end of the Fitzgerald National Park. Visitors on this Southern Wildflowers Tour can enjoy the variety of Wildflowers while bush walking along the Nature Trail with views to West Mt Barren, before returning to watch the Kangaroos feeding around the Homestead in the evening.
Date(s): October 2005. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 90 of 90 Total. 38 Visits.
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Historic Quaalup Homestead
The Aboriginal word Queelup (spelt with double e) means Between Two Rivers. This was the name chosen for the Homestead, but the word was mis-spelled as Quaalup (with double a).

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Qualup Bell (Pimelea physodes)
The Botanists decided to name this plant after the Homestead, but a second mis-spelling resulted in it being called Qualup (with one a).

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West Barren Range
Viewed as approaching Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Ruins of Stone Barn
This Stone Barn was built in 1858.

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Ruins of Stone Cottage

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Last Sunlight
Last rays of evening sunlight on West Mt Barren beyond the farm sheds.

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Framed by Ruins
The peak of West Mt Barren framed by the ruins of old stone barn.

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Homestead Setting
The Heritage Listed Homestead in fading evening light.

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Windmill and Tank
The Windmill is an Australian icon.

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Kangaroo Feeding
Kangaroos enjoy the grass around the Homestead.

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Kangaroo pausing for a photo

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Sundown
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat

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First Light of a New Day
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat

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Old Cart
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat

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Seed Drill
"Sun" Seed and Fertilizer Drill, H V McKay Pty Ltd, makers Sunshine, B727.

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Scarifier
Scarifier used for cultivating the soil.

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Farm Machinery
This was possibly used for filling-in rabbit burrows.

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Rusted Relics

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Old Barn built 1858
All that remains of the old stone Barn built in 1858.

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Barn Ruins
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Pink Pig Face (Carpobrotus)

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Bushy Yate (Eucalyptus)
The Bushy Yate is a tree native to this area.

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Flower Bud on Bushy Yate
The unusual flower bud of the Bushy Yate is shaped like a cluster of fingers.

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Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Early Morning View
Scenic view in the early morning light.

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Sunrise on Homestead
The Eastern side of Quaalup Homestead.

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Solar Panels
Solar Power is clean, quiet and environmentally friendly.

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Pig Face (Carpobrotus)
Flowers opening to the morning sun.

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Communication Tower
A silver mast against the blue sky.

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Kangaroo Breakfast
Mother with baby Joey in pouch.

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Mother with Joey
A baby Kangaroo is called a Joey.

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Both Eating
Mother and Baby both nibbling grass.

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Baby Eating Grass
The Joey is enjoying the grass too.

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Smile for the Camera

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Kangaroo close-up
The lumps on the Kangaroo's face are Kangaroo Ticks.

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Historic Quaalup Homestead
The Heritage listed Homestead was built in 1858 and is now used as a Wilderness Retreat.

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Quaalup Story 1

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Quaalup Story 2

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Child's Delight
A favourite Toy.

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Old Timers
Electric Floor Polisher, Milk Separator, Copper Kettle.

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Dining Room
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Open Fire Place
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Historical Photographs
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Old Kitchen
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Possibly a Bedroom
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Window
Quaalup Homestead Wilderness Retreat.

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Nature Trail
The Nature Trail on this 40 acre property winds through a diverse variety of flora.

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Albany Daisy (Actinodium calocephalum)

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Catspaw (Anigozanthos humilis)

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Pink Boronia (Boronia pulchella)

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Banksia attenuata

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Bird Orchid (Pterostylis barbata)
This small orchid is shaped like a bird and very aptly named.

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Banksia repens
This is a Creeping Banksia and the stems remain prostrate.

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Tall Banksia
The flowering season for Banksias is only just beginning.

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Banksia Flower Spike
New flower spike forming and remains of last year's old flower spike at side.

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Wax Flower (Chamelaucium)
The flowers are white, but turn red after pollination.

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Wax Flower (Chamelaucium)
The flowers are white, but turn red after pollination.

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Melaleuca

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Painted Lady (Gompholobium scabrum)

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Barrens Clawflower (Calothamnus validus)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)
The spectacular Royal Hakea which is native to this area.

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Old Man's Beard (Clematis pubescens)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Zoom to Scarp

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Tallest Trees

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Banksia praemorsa

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Banksia praemorsa

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Royal Hakea (Hakea victoria)

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Smoke Bush (Conospermum)
Smoke Bush following Bush Fire.

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Grasstree and Smokebush

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ReGrowth after Fire

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Young ReGrowth following Fire

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Spider Smokebush (Conospermum teretifolium)

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Spider Smokebush (Conospermum teretifolium)

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Red Kangaroo Paw

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Qualup Bell (Pimelea physodes)

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Petrophile

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Catspaw (Anigozanthos humilis)

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Banksia Flower Bud

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View to West Mt Barren

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Along Old Fence Line

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Kangaroo at Homestead

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Kangaroo

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Kangaroo close-up

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Mother and Joey

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Kangaroo

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Kangaroo Resting

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Kangaroo

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Sunset on Quaalup Homestead
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