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#478 The Far North Coast a place called home at Nimbin


The Shiny Shabby Event opened it's doors to you the other day and one artist that I truly adore is that of Reverie. The delicate Nimbin Anklets, Bracelets and Earings are just simply gorgeous.

The name Nimbin inspired me for this photo. Nimbin in Australia is a town that you must visit as it is like walking back into the past. Nimbin in Australia is a small town that is based in the Far North Coast of NSW. Nimbin and surrounding areas are part of what is known as the "Rainbow Region", which is of cultural importance to the Indigenous Bundjalung people. The name Nimbin comes from the local Whiyabul (Widgibal) clan whose Dreamtime speaks of the Nimbinjee spirit people protecting the area. In recent decades, since 1973, the area has become a haven for Australia's counterculture. 

In New South Wales the cultivation, possession or sale of cannabis is punishable by law. In Nimbin, cannabis is openly bought, sold and consumed. The prevalence of a drug culture in Nimbin has been around since 1973 has been accompanied by a prevalence of collective and public creativity: colourful and spiritually-motivated art (including large paintings above the shop awnings), music, poetry, craft and fashion can all be seen on the main street. The town is known as a hotspot for alternative social activities, grassroots political discourse, and the espousal of naturalist, humanist, anarchist, feminist, libertarian, permissive, new-age, mystical and radical social philosophies (which can all be seen as collective creative endeavours).

Whether Reverie is familiar with the town, it is surely a place that you must see. It is like walking back into the past, but the colours and the old settings of the town is what grabs you when you visit.


For more information come take a walk to our destination for today: - 

Destinations: -  The Shiny Shabby Event

Dress: - GB Heidi Tartan Dress - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Earings: - Reverie - Nimbin Obsidian Earing - Silver (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Hat: - E-Clipse Cowboy Hat - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Pillow: - Zerkalo Country Living Pillow - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Washboard: - Apt B - Farm Living Old Washboard - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Rug: - Apt B - Farm Living Rug - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Shed: - Black Bantham Garden Shed - (New) @ The Shiny Shabby Event
Hair: - Tableau Vivant - Last Train Home (New) @ Hair Fair 2015 (Closes tonight at Midnight)
Lace Curtain: - Cinphul lace ASBMF Lace 3
House: - Trompe Loeill Garden Abode House

Pose: Bauhaus Movement - Muse 1


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