Supermarkets, good roads and reliable cars killed old stores like this one on the Murchison to Nelson Highway. By the mid- to late 1960s they were either gone or falling into disrepair. Fortunately I got to the old Longford Store before it disappeared and I sketched, painted and photographed it.
Sqiggle, squiggle and you have a poplar tree, another set of squiggles is a pine and some more make the long grasses and the hill form beyond. It's all cheating until you get to the building, than you have to be more diligent.
© DON DONOVAN.