Blanchetown Post Office (1860), Riverland, South Australia
Blanchetown is on the fringe of the Riverland. How many travellers never stop to visit the actual town, I wonder, preferring instead to scoot straight over the bridge or pausing only at the road house on the main highway ? Yet a detour down the hill to see the river and historic town is well worth the effort. A small retirement and holiday community clings to the picturesque river bank. Much of the housing is improvised. The town, as well boasting Lock 1, is now at the head of a restored wetland - one of the new efforts to save the Murray from certain death. The old Post Office is a reminder of the town's former importance and is now owned by the National Trust.