Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wolston House: By Erica – Ruth, Wednesday 3rd June 2009

Today we went to W0lston house. It was built around 150 years ago, in the 1850’s. It is an Australian pioneer house.

We washed clothes by hand the old fashioned way and we were taken around the house to see many old fashioned things from the olden days.

My favourite object was the fly trap. It’s like a vase with another vase inside. You put some sort of liquid in the second vase (I think sugar water would work but they used to use something that was red in colour). The flies get attracted to the smell and try to get to it through a small opening at the top of the outside vase like thing. And then they drop into the second vase inside with the liquid and drown.

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