Discussion in 'Photography' started by fuzzychops, Jul 27, 2018.
I love exploring old mine sites and old junk it sometimes is hard to know what it was used for.
Me too.... love the old bush treasure. The Comet Gold Mine just out of Marble Bar is well worth a visit.....
old gallopy outside Omeo.
Abandoned shearing shed and quarters at Yalgoo in the WA Murchison
Gold Stamper, Crow Mountain, NSW
Horse drawn water pump, Mt Wood Station near Tibboburra, NSW
Old iron and stuff at Yalgoo, WA
From the times when things were made to last, Its impossible to imagine what a Kia would look like after 30+ years of operation and another 50 + years of sitting in a paddock.
One of our favourite places to explore & walk around is the old Heatherlie/Mt Difficult Freestone Quarry in the Grampians.
There is so much left to see. This is an important site as a lot of the stone was used in prominent buildings in Stawell & Melbourne including Parliament House , State Library , GPO , Supreme Court , Town Hall , Regent Theatre & others.
A must see for anyone travelling up that way , that likes this sort of history stuff
Where is that Deano ?
Looks like places around the Powelltown area.
The old Dredge & Drag Line , just around the corner from home.
Was full of water last year , then dried up to nothing now full of water again after a bit of rain.
This one made it back from the bush.
GM powered tank base converted to a dozer. There were lots of these
conversions done with surplus military vehicles, very popular with bush sawmills.
Close , plenty of nice stuff up there.
My uncles Doug and Don Finlayson bought some war surplus Grants tanks in 1946 and converted them into dozers for land clearing in the Mallee
They would have been cheap too .
Kurth kiln. kiln used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units.
Water pump on the Murry, Overland corner.
They bought the tanks at auction at Bonegilla and then they both attended clearance auctions in Darwin and Alice Springs also in 1946. They bought ex army trucks in Darwin, loaded 'em up and drove a convoy home to Horsham. Both blokes were excellent bush mechanics and innovators. Uncle Doug was based in Darwin, Port Keats and Borneo during the War, and had a bit of inside info re surplus equipment, especially Yank stuff. He was in Darwin during Jap raids and never really spoke of his wartime experiences until a few years before he passed. Back in 1992 I invited him up home for the 50th anniversary of the first raid in Feb 1942, but he declined saying he had spent 50 years trying to forget that day.......he was a mechanic in the RAAF and experienced a few traumatic raids on airstrips down the track as well. And it was only fairly recently that blokes who served in Darwin were granted Active Service on their records and pensions.
An old sunshine harvester, left to rot.
I reckon a few people would have passed this one.
Not me , where is that ? Looks a bit like wishful thinking
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