Some people had much better zoom cameras and could photograph many of these birds.
I still like my iPhone because it is small and light.
The Hardey Family also owned a second property on the Peninsula Farm, but Tranby House was the largest. More property was acquired inland, in York. The guide who took us around was full of information, more than we could absorb in one go. I just took photos as I listened to her:
The sideboard in the above photo was made by convict labour in Fremantle. Originally, the Swan River Colony had no convicts, only free settlers, but the severe shortage of labour led them to ask the British Government to send them some to help built infrastructure such as roads. At first, Tranby House relied on river transport to and from Perth.
There is a large cellar for food storage, now prone to damp when the river is high:
We couldn’t go down as the steps are thought to be unsafe. The same applied to the stairs going to the upper floor from the kitchen, since there is no handrail: