I found overnighting in Yass somewhat of a shock. It was freezing! Life on the coast is so much warmer. It was traumatic discovering what winter could really feel like.
The buildings in Yass stem from the 19th century. The Court House is quite remarkable.
I travelled for about 2 weeks through the country towns of the Riverina of New South Wales. A lot of the buildings were built in the 19th century or the early part of the 20th century when there was a degree of prosperous expansion.
You can see the influence of the British Empire in the building of magnificent Court Houses some of which were built mid 1800s. The next grandest buildings would be the Post Offices and Railway stations. If the area was both prosperous and populous then rather grand churches were built.
It was a wonderful experience travelling through the Australian countryside after so many years living overseas. Gum trees (Eucalyptus) and historical buildings stood out as symbols of Australian rural life, something those in the cities are forgetting.