8/26/16

off-beat history

I showed you this public toilet in an earlier post
When I googled the school to give you more information, 
I ended up shaking my head. 
Here's what Wikipedia says about the town of Marco:

...The settlement is named from Marco Road, which runs a short distance to the 
northwest. The road was named after a dog owned by the district surveyor, 
Mr Sladden. Marco was killed in the middle of the road line by a 
huge boar while he and his master were pig hunting.


This lovely mural is located at the entrance to the short walkway to the historic grave of 
John Morgan, a surveyor.  When you get to the grave, it seems to be deep in the bush, 
but you can see it from the road.




17 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

What a building, the work that conjures up a belief anyone to have a pee. Great images.

veta said...

thank you for the more info about it.

A Quiet Corner said...

What a unique and interesting building. And to see that he died at such a young age...wow, have things changed!...:)JP

pixiedusk said...

Weird to see a grave in random places but it so cool! #photofriday

Denise inVA said...

I like how the local school were allowed to decorat this loo. A nice civic minded project for young children. Interesting post Betty, thank you.

Sharon said...

The old grave is amazing -- to think about the life of this man who died at such a young age. Fascinating!

June Caedmon said...

Off-beat indeed, Betty - but neat images!

Anita said...

Great title for this post! How apropos. :)

I've enjoyed seeing your photos and reading your captions.

Poem fanatic said...

It's great that the kids were able to decorate the washroom. It certainly looks brighter than a plane old building.

Thanks for sharing!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

We definitely need more art in our world. Especially art on toilets dedicated to the memory of a dog killed during a pig hunt.

Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

Lois said...

Interesting the way the grave has been fenced off. I like it. I really like the way the public toilet is decorated too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love to come across unique places like this! It's strange that the road was named for the dog, rather than the man who died so young.

Sue Jackson said...

ha ha - always fun to see murals in unexpected places! And you are right - that grave site looks like it is deep in the woods. Nice tribute.

Sue

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Stewart M said...

Thats not a bad place to end up - shame about the dog, but the boar was probably just doing what pigs do!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Linda said...

Unusual to find a road named for a dog. Interesting pictures.

Tara Schatz said...

I love the little grave site, and your photos of it are just lovely! Interesting that the town was named for a dog, and kind of sweet too!

Ginx Craft said...

The toilet is nicely decorated. I liked seeing all the tree ferns in the backgrounds of your photos.