The Bridge

The bridge over the lake spanned the Slaughter House Creek at Biniguy for many years. Of steel girder construction it is thought to have come from England at the beginning of the century. The bridge spans one end of the artificial lake which was excavated by local contractors according to the landscape design of Mr M Watson, Chief Landscape Designer of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Mr Watson’s basic idea was to preserve the effect of the Australian Bushland so that the buildings would appear to nestle among the native trees.

Bridges of the era were painted grey so as not to frighten horses.

All trees planted on the site belong to species which occur naturally in the Inverell area. The addition of water has encouraged bird life and made a truly Australian setting.