Playing tourist, visiting the town of Sheffield, about an hour from where we live.Sheffield is known
as the town of murals,as will become evident.Firstly, a little history, in the early 1980,s as with many
small rural communities the town was in rapid decline and a new way of providing income for the town
was needed.Tourism was the answer and to bring tourists to the area, something different was in order
and so the mural project began and continues to this day with new murals continually added.

This is the first mural commissioned ,it is titled Stillness and Warmth and was completed in December,1986.
It is of Gustav Wendorfer,a forward thinker, who is responsible for having one of our beautiful areas,
Cradle Mountain/Lake St.Clair declared a National Park,thus ensuring its protection for generations to
come to enjoy.The theme is based on an entry in his diary,”when the ground is all covered in snow,I do
build a big fire,open my door and presently,they come in,one by one,the wild animals,without the usual
fear of man or one another,and share with me,in stillness ,the grateful warmth.

This mural of the blacksmith at work was painted on the side of a coffee shop and craft store,where we had lunch. I so admire all the details,including the dog watching on. Many of the murals depict scenes of early
life in the town.

This mural introduces visitors to two of our iconic animals, the Tassie Devil and the Tasmanian Tiger.
The Tasmanian Tiger,so named because of the stripes,is more akin to a wolf or a dog,is sadly now extinct.
The last known Thylacine(its proper name) died in captivity in the 1930’s but from time to time in remote
areas claims of sightings are reported.The other animal the Tasmanian Devil is under threat from a Facial
Tumour Disease but some new colonies of the animal are now being established so hopefully they will be
saved from extinction.

Taking a closer view of the details,can you see the two wombats(the grey animals), they are my favourite
of our Australian animals.

Speaking of details, for my visit to the murals, I wore over my black basics, a leather jacket in a creamy,
putty colour ,a scarf in black ,white and beige with a shoe design(that sadly does not show) from Charles
Jordan that I have had for many years and my cream,grey and natural Fedora .

Joining with

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The theme is the scarf.

I hope you have enjoyed my little tour.

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24 Comments

  1. Tiina L
    January 20, 2015 / 6:45 am

    I love this outfit! Everything goes together so well. I know a hat is probably a necessity in Tasmania, but it is also very stylish.

    • Jill James
      January 20, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Tiina,a compliment indeed, as you are so very elegant with your accessories.

  2. Martina, Elegant 40
    January 20, 2015 / 6:48 am

    What a great tour! I learned something new and got some inspiration. Thank you.

    • Jill James
      January 20, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Pleased you enjoyed my little tour, Martina.

  3. MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P
    January 20, 2015 / 9:34 am

    Hello dear Jill, how wonderful to get to know your culture.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Jill James
      January 20, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Sacramento, glad you did and a big thankyou for Share-in_style, I learn something every time.

  4. Elsie Davies
    January 20, 2015 / 10:14 am

    Loved reading about Tasmania. Those murals are very beautiful too and your outfit is very chic. xo

  5. Jill James
    January 20, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Thankyou Elsie, so pleased you enjoy seeing and learning about Tasmania, maybe one day you can come over for a visit.

  6. Anonymous
    January 20, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    I'd love to visit your neck of the woods some day. I almost moved to Perth right after high school graduation. Had my car sold and I was ready to buy my ticket but my friend ended up not wanting to go and it was her parents who we were going to stay with until we got jobs. I do regret that.This is a very well put together outfit. I'm going to copy it!

    • Jill James
      January 21, 2015 / 8:26 am

      I was very interested to hear of your plans to move to Perth, imagine what might have been.Glad you liked the outfit, like you I sometimes favour short layers over longer.

  7. diaryofapennypincher
    January 20, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    You look very French chic in your black basics and gorgeous leather jacket, so elegantly styled! I love all those murals, how fascinating, thanks for the info.

    • Jill James
      January 21, 2015 / 8:30 am

      Thank you so much for your generous comments, glad you liked the murals.

  8. Natalia Lialina
    January 20, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Jill, you look wonderful in your hat and scarf – fun, casual, but with a twist, and elegant! I LOVE this post – as you know, I love murals. I admire how an artist creatively used the space by the windows. Love the scene with the thinker. So sad about Tasmanian Tigers. Visiting Australia was a dream of my childhood (I think both my brother and I were dreaming). I hope to do it some day! Your country is beautiful, and so many unique animals and birds live there. Thank you for the tour! xxxx

  9. Jill James
    January 21, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Glad you enjoyed my little tour, I smiled to myself when I read your post, we both enjoy murals. If you ever make it here there is a bed waiting.

  10. Rosy
    January 22, 2015 / 11:30 am

    It's time to vote on Share in Style, dear friend.

    • Jill James
      January 23, 2015 / 10:37 am

      Thankyou for the reminder,Rosie

  11. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    January 22, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    You look amazing. I love that scarf so much! Thank you for sharing about Sheffield, I'd never heard about the murals. They are wonderful indeed.Jasmine xx

    • Jill James
      January 23, 2015 / 10:39 am

      Thank you Jasmine, as a shoe girl the scarf is a favourite of mine.Glad you enjoyed the murals.

  12. dan
    January 22, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    Those murals are beautiful and it's nice to look carefully at every detail! My favourite is the second one…the city has found an interesting way to attract tourists!And you are the prettiest of them!!

    • Jill James
      January 23, 2015 / 10:42 am

      That is my favourite too Dan, the attention to detail of the artist so good. Thank you for your kind comments,have a great week.

  13. Olga Rani
    January 27, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Beautiful outfit, beautiful murals! It is always sad to read about extinct creatures.

  14. Unknown
    February 9, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Thanks for your interesting post, lovely murals, wonderful clothes, and lots of sunshine, much appreciated by this reader from the UK. ps I came across your blog via Visible Monday and am now working backwards.

  15. Jill James
    February 10, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Thank you so much for visiting and for your so kind comments.So glad you enjoyed a little Summer sunshine.

  16. Suwaiba
    February 28, 2015 / 10:16 am

    very nicefashion jacketsbane coat

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