The Old Colonial Buildings of Glen Innes, Australia | Photo Essay

As we made our way towards Uralla after stopping for the night at Bluff Rock, we passed through the country town of Glen Innes, high up on the New England Tableland of New South Wales. As soon as we entered the town, I noticed that there were a lot of beautiful old houses and buildings lining the streets, and I was intrigued to stop and have a walk around.

What I found was that Glen Innes is a historic town that has kept many of it’s old colonial buildings from the 1800’s, and it was really interesting to walk along it’s main street. If you are passing by while driving along the New England Highway, take a break and have a walk around, it’s an interesting town. Here are a few of my photos of Glen Innes’ old colonial buildings.

The old post office in Glen Innes, Australia

The Glen Innes Post Office which still says “Glen Innes Post and Telegraph Office” dated 1896

Old buildings in Glen Innes, Australia

The Imperial Hotel built in 1901

Old hotel in Glen Innes, Australia

An old hotel and apparently the first in Glen Innes. Dated 1860

The main street in Glen Innes, Australia

Looking down Grey Street – The main street in Glen Innes

Town Hall in Glen Innes, Australia

Glen Innes Town Hall – Dated 1887

Old town hall in Glen Innes, Australia

Old architecture at Town Hall

A vine covered building in Glen Innes, Australia

An old vine covered building down one of the side streets

Panorama of St Joseph's School and St Patrick's Church in Glen Innes, Australia

Panorama of St Joseph’s School and St Patrick’s Church

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  • Sophie Mar 7, 2013

    Interesting! Glen Innes isn’t a town one often hears about. We were driving from Brisbane to Melbourne about 10 years ago, and wanted to go inland for a bit. Just happened to pass through Glen Innes. I do remember the interesting architecture and trying to drive and take photos at the same time at that roundabout. Quite a few honks from annoyed locals 🙂
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    • Dean Wickham Mar 11, 2013

      That’s funny Sophie. It’s definitely worth stopping to have a proper look around if you are ever going past again

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