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A hot day for exploring - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
A hot day for exploring
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lab_jazz From: lab_jazz Date: May 28th, 2017 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Such beautiful ruins you have in your neck of the woods.

Australia being such a "new" country we don't have old ruins.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 29th, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are very old buildings in Wales, like the medieval castles and right back to prehistoric stone circles, but I'm sure that Australia has ruins as old as this one as it's only Victorian. It opened in 1857 and closed a mere 10 or so years later. But perhaps your old mine ruins are not as accessible as the ones in the UK?
lab_jazz From: lab_jazz Date: June 10th, 2017 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
But perhaps your old mine ruins are not as accessible as the ones in the UK?

Gold was discovered in Western Australia in the 1890's. The gold mining town of Kalgoorlie was established in 1894 following the discovery of gold in the area.

The areas around where gold was discovered are riddled with deep shafts going straight down into the ground but there are no building left.
The mines were hundreds of miles away from the populated city areas and in difficult terrain, resulting in the building being made with whatever materials they could get their hands on. So they didn't stand the test of time.
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