I’ve known for a long time that the iconic house featured on the Midnight Oil Album Diesel and Dust is near Burra in South Australia.
Adelaide Uni booked me in for some photoshoots in the area so I thought I would take the opportunity to search for the house and get a photo of it.
It turns out the house is very easy to find, only 2 or 3 km out of Burra as you head to Mount Byran. I was really impressed with Burra, a very cute little town and even more importantly some decent coffee being served.
The day I went to Burra it was overcast and mid spring, so the land was lush, in stark contrast to Ken Duncan’s photo.
Rather then try and replicate Ken’s photos (which I think is a cracker!) I thought I would frame it differently to accentuate the green rolling hills and I also wanted to make the house look less intense (Ken’s short lens really makes it look like a ruin) so I shot from a greater distance.
Here is my version.. I’m, sure you agree it is quite different.
A high resolution of this image can be downloaded from my South Australian Landscape Images page.