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#26 Lifesgood

Posted 16 September 2019 - 12:34 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 16 September 2019 - 12:19 PM, said:

Also wonder how bad the bathroom is for them to not show it.
Based on the kitchen, pretty bad I'd guess

#27 byjingo

Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:18 PM

I actually really like this one! Reminds me of my grandparents house, minus the dolls, but not the clutter.

#28 71Cath

Posted 16 September 2019 - 01:29 PM

Those dolls scare me.  The only thing worse would be clowns.

#29 alwayshappy

Posted 16 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

The house is nothing to worry about! Imagine living in Brim, with nothing but dirt and dust for miles!

I reckon there'd be some awesome treasures in that house, given the age of the 'decor'.

#30 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 16 September 2019 - 03:35 PM

I got a chuckle out of the land rover up on blocks.

Im assuming its a deceased estate because otherwise why would you not move the cars out of the way to take photos of the sheds.

#31 cvbn

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:54 PM

I love the safe cot on the verandah, I had one of those, it was great when we had a mouse plague

#32 born.a.girl

Posted 16 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

View Postcvbn, on 16 September 2019 - 04:54 PM, said:

I love the safe cot on the verandah, I had one of those, it was great when we had a mouse plague

I didn't even know what that was.

You learn something new every day.

#33 Pocket...

Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:00 PM

I like the house, however, I'm not even superstitious and I'd still get through enough sage to cause a world shortage, and the bad feels still wouldn't be smudged out enough for me...



#34 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:05 PM

No thank you

#35 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:15 PM

Population 167. I'm guessing it's not on a good school zone then.

#36 Demera

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:20 PM

I wonder if this has any connection to the reborn dolls I've been seeing on Facebook over the last week, like lots of them! (I'm somewhat local.)

I just looked it up and the location is from Warracknabeal (town next to Brim), so I think very likely a connection.

Edited by Demera, 16 September 2019 - 07:26 PM.


#37 Ozquoll

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:32 PM

View PostFuzzyChocolateToes, on 16 September 2019 - 06:15 PM, said:

Population 167. I'm guessing it's not on a good school zone then.
The listing mentions the nearest school as being in Birchip, 45km away. I'm surprised a town of 170 doesn't have at least a small P-6 school. Although perhaps I shouldn't be surprised - my father grew up not so very far away from Brim, and the small school he attended has been shuttered for decades.

#38 Riotproof

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:33 PM

I was trying to work out how long it would take you to commute to a school 45 Kms away.

#39 born.a.girl

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

View PostOzquoll, on 16 September 2019 - 07:32 PM, said:

The listing mentions the nearest school as being in Birchip, 45km away. I'm surprised a town of 170 doesn't have at least a small P-6 school. Although perhaps I shouldn't be surprised - my father grew up not so very far away from Brim, and the small school he attended has been shuttered for decades.

Yeah, very sad about country schools.  A school brings a teacher, who rents a house, buys groceries etc, perhaps even has their own kids to boost school numbers.  People who have options for where they live might move if there's no school. Then that has an impact on the netball and footy club, and before you know it the town's sunk.

#40 born.a.girl

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

View PostRiotproof, on 16 September 2019 - 07:33 PM, said:

I was trying to work out how long it would take you to commute to a school 45 Kms away.


Given the bus would be stopping numerous times en route, too, it might be a lot longer than we might imagine.

Our school bus in year 11 & 12 didn't actually travel all that many kilometres, but by the time it stopped a few dozen times it took ages.

#41 Treasure Island

Posted 16 September 2019 - 07:47 PM

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Is it odd I fell in love? Not with the dolls, they can go but the style of the house?

You do realise it's haunted though?

#42 Ozquoll

Posted 16 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 16 September 2019 - 07:36 PM, said:



Yeah, very sad about country schools.  A school brings a teacher, who rents a house, buys groceries etc, perhaps even has their own kids to boost school numbers.  People who have options for where they live might move if there's no school. Then that has an impact on the netball and footy club, and before you know it the town's sunk.
I totally agree with what you've said. And it really does make me sad to see the depopulation of rural areas. When my dad was growing up on a farm (admittedly this was a long time ago, the 1940s and 50s) there were enough farm kids in the district for there to be a small school in every tiny hamlet that existed to service the farms. Times changed, families got smaller, farms got bigger, and the schools shut.

Forgive me, I'm feeling nostalgic today 😔.

#43 cvbn

Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:21 PM

My children attend a country school, 90 students, kindy to year 12.

It is a little ripper, most of the time :yes:

#44 Demera

Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:39 AM

Actually Warracknabeal  and Beulah are closer for schools. There's a primary at Beulah, and Warrack has public primary, catholic primary and a high school.

And Birchip High School has an excellent reputation for VCE performance.  I'd choose Birchip for my kids if it was anywhere near me!

I also doubt 170 people live in the 'town' of Brim.  That would be the whole Brim area, including farms.  There's a general store, a hardware/farm store, a good footy ground, a lovely swimming/water skiing weir pool in the creek, a fire station, a pub that I think is currently closed, and the spectacular painted silos.  Look up Silo Art Trail. Brim was the first one done in the Wimmera/Mallee.

Edited by Demera, 18 September 2019 - 11:41 AM.


#45 born.a.girl

Posted 18 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

View PostDemera, on 18 September 2019 - 11:39 AM, said:

Actually Warracknabeal  and Beulah are closer for schools. There's a primary at Beulah, and Warrack has public primary, catholic primary and a high school.

And Birchip High School has an excellent reputation for VCE performance.  I'd choose Birchip for my kids if it was anywhere near me!

I also doubt 170 people live in the 'town' of Brim.  That would be the whole Brim area, including farms.  There's a general store, a hardware/farm store, a good footy ground, a lovely swimming/water skiing weir pool in the creek, a fire station, a pub that I think is currently closed, and the spectacular painted silos.  Look up Silo Art Trail. Brim was the first one done in the Wimmera/Mallee.


I can't remember which town it was, and it had more shops than Brim, but we stopped for the silos, then went to the bakery over the road (both ways!). They said that people stopping for the silos has been fantastic for the town. People also buy food, then have a walk around.

#46 Demera

Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:04 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 18 September 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

I can't remember which town it was, and it had more shops than Brim, but we stopped for the silos, then went to the bakery over the road (both ways!). They said that people stopping for the silos has been fantastic for the town. People also buy food, then have a walk around.

It probably wasn't Brim as there's no bakery the shop is not across the road, but it has been fantastic for them too with people stopping to buy food.  They had to build a little parking area because it was getting dangerous with people pulling over to stop and look at it.

#47 born.a.girl

Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:22 PM

View PostDemera, on 18 September 2019 - 12:04 PM, said:

It probably wasn't Brim as there's no bakery the shop is not across the road, but it has been fantastic for them too with people stopping to buy food.  They had to build a little parking area because it was getting dangerous with people pulling over to stop and look at it.

No definitely wasn't Brim because there were more shops, and I'd remember a name like that, it's lovely.

I've just looked it up, it was Coonalpyn, and the Meningie Bakery is over the road.

ETA: the pies were so good on the way over we stopped on the way back and got a collection, which they, without asking, wrapped up in wads of newspaper for us to keep them cold coming back to Melbourne.  Country hospitality.

Edited by born.a.girl, 18 September 2019 - 12:23 PM.


#48 kadoodle

Posted 18 September 2019 - 08:41 PM

Did anyone else catch the old Singer on p14? Or the furphy beside the shed? That leadlighting is magnificent, too. I’d buy it and donate the dolls.

#49 Noodlez

Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:39 PM

There is something about the name ‘Brim’ that really appeals to me. I think I want to love there so I can tell people I live in Brim.

#50 born.a.girl

Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:11 AM

View PostNoodlez, on 18 September 2019 - 09:39 PM, said:

There is something about the name ‘Brim’ that really appeals to me. I think I want to love there so I can tell people I live in Brim.


Me too.  I've never heard the name, which is odd, because until 13 I grew up in Northern victoria, Dad grew up in the Western District and would talk about it sometimes and growing up in the country you tended to hear the names.

Birchip, Warracknabeal are deeply familiar to me. You'd not forget a name like Brim.




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