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Boyd’s Tower at Twofold Bay – podcast

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Here’s the very first podcast from what I am calling Open Your Eyes to Australia. It tells a little of the history of Boyd’s Tower at Twofold Bay on the far south coast of New South Wales. Listen to the tower’s story through the lives of two people associated with it – Ben Boyd, its builder, and Peter Lia, a young whaler who lost his life chasing a whale.

I was there in mid September and thought the ambience inside the tower sounded so interesting that I had to try it. You will hear me testing the acoustics with my minidisc. I also took lots of images, and a few appear below.

The featured song is Boyd’s Tower. You can learn more about the podcast and subscribe to it here.