謝珀頓的鄉村生活(Shepparton)

我在這個小城市謝珀頓體驗兩個多禮拜的鄉村生活,謝珀頓是高寶谷(Goulburn Valley)的區域中心,城鎮規模較大,也是一個主要的水果種植區和乳製品生產區。

在謝珀頓的日子應該是筆者最艱辛,最辛苦卻最難忘的一段日子,謝珀頓市區並不大,用走的大多都可以走得到,物價也明顯比市區低很多,雖然謝珀頓很小,但是麻雀雖小五臟俱全,該有東西,應有盡有生活機能也不算差,市中心也有好幾家酒吧跟夜店,但是娛樂就有限,食物也不算好吃,這裡的中國人很多,移民也不少。

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謝珀頓市位於維多利亞州東北部,是一個發展迅速的多元文化社區(距離墨爾本181公里)。 這裡有大約60,000名居民,是一個熱情友好的地方,既愜意又便利,將鄉村生活和城市生活完美地融合在一起。 在這裡,除了眾多的餐館、夜生活、娛樂及購物場所,還有不少學生能夠負擔得起的食宿設施。 謝珀頓的氣候冬暖夏涼,具有深厚的體育文化。 這裡是一個經濟負擔不會過重、可以完整享受輕鬆生活方式的理想場所。by wiki

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這天我跟表姐來到謝珀頓的假日市集。

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市集裡的東西跟墨爾本相較之下,意外的便宜。

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筆者點了夏威夷烤豬肋排五塊澳幣。

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跟荷蘭煎餅,也是五元澳幣,在澳洲這是相當便宜的物價。

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五塊錢的冰淇淋,這澳洲很是很不常見。

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荷蘭煎餅

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口味可以自己選擇,一大盤吃單一口味很容易吃膩,你可以換幾種口味吃。

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幾間大型賣場集中在一起,非常方便。

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這裡建築通常不超過三層樓。

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這裡也相較比較難買到亞洲食品。

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謝珀頓最大的特色就是牛的裝置藝術,每個城市都有自己的特色,在謝珀頓的就是這種牛。

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謝珀頓的步行街。

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謝珀頓的電訊塔,是謝珀頓最高的建築。

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謝珀頓的小公園

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謝珀頓周遭環繞著公園,各式各樣的鳥類居住在這裡,生態非常豐富。

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謝珀頓的天氣溫差也非常大,早上溫度可也到四十幾度,晚上往往只有十七八度。

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謝珀頓公園的草地

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謝珀頓湖

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Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181 kilometres (112 mi) north-northeast of Melbourne. According to the 2011 Census, the population of the locality was 29,553, while the population of the entire Shepparton-Mooroopna urban centre was 42,741. It began as a sheep station and river crossing in the mid-19th century, before undergoing a major transformation as a railway town. Today it is an agricultural and manufacturing centre, and the centre of the Goulburn Valley irrigation system, one of the largest centres of irrigation in Australia. It is also a major regional service city and the seat of local government and civic administration for the City of Greater Shepparton, which includes the surrounding towns of Tatura, Merrigum, Mooroopna, Murchison, Dookie, Toolamba and Grahamvale. by wiki

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The name of Shepparton is derived from the surname of the town’s first European settler, Sherbourne Sheppard, and not, as is sometimes imagined, from Shepperton, England.by wiki

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Prior to the European settlement of Australia, the area was inhabited by the Yorta Yorta, an indigenous Australian people traditionally occupying the land around the junction of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers in present-day northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.[5] The Yorta Yorta tribe which inhabited the Shepparton area were known as the Kailtheban.by wiki

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Surveyor General Thomas Mitchell was the first European to be recorded travelling through the area, crossing the Goulburn River in 1836 on his return to Sydney from an expedition to survey the Darling River and its tributaries.[citation needed] On Mitchell’s recommendation,[citation needed] Joseph Hawdon and Charles Bonney would follow two years later, camping on the town site by the Goulburn River in 1838 while droving cattle from Albury to Adelaide.by wiki

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The first permanent settlement in the area was the “Tallygaroopna” sheep station, established in the early 1840s.[citation needed] By 1843 the station was being run by a man named Sherbourne Sheppard, the town’s eventual namesake. With the advent of the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, the area became a popular river crossing point for miners travelling east from the Bendigo and Ballarat goldfields. As there was yet no bridge across the Goulburn River, Irish entrepreneur Patrick Macguire soon set up a punt service to ferry travellers across the river, erecting the town’s first building in the process, the punt house. Macguire sold the building to John Hill in 1853, who converted it into a hotel, the Emu Bush Inn. This settlement soon became known as Macguire’s Punt, a name it would keep into the 1870s.A post office opened in February 1854, but closed in July that same year.by wiki

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During the Victorian railway boom the railways expanded, and by the turn of the century Shepparton was central to a large network of regional branch lines on the Toolamba–Echuca railway line — lines leading to Cobram, Nathalia, Dookie, Picola and Katamatite.

Rail-served industries helped Shepparton grow into a city. While these lines experienced a brief boom, almost all of them would later close. The Goulburn River also developed as a secondary transport hub, with paddle steamers and ferries operating at The Barges.by wiki

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In the post-war era the city’s population virtually tripled, with immigration to the city becoming a major factor, particularly migrants from Italy. During the post-war boom of the 1960s and ’70s successive local councils began a progress campaign to modernise the city and many older buildings were replaced with newer buildings.by wiki

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由於人口不多平時上班時間,路上可以說是一個人都沒有。

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這就是一個平凡的澳洲小城市,澳洲全國上萬個這樣的城鎮,這樣的生活,是我這樣城市小孩很難理解的。

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