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|First settled by the pastoralist Captain Hepburn, Yandoit is located about 20 kilometres north of Daylesford. In 1854, rich alluvial gold was discovered in Nuggetty Gully and later along the tributary gullies of the Yandoit Creek. The area was rushed by an estimated 5,000 diggers but gold quickly petered out. Deep lead mining began in 1858 and, by the late 1860s, Yandoit was supported by a mixture of farming and mining. Many Italians and Swiss-Italians settled in and around the town and built many of its surviving local stone buildings. Yandoit was surveyed in 1861 and proclaimed in 1885. Its population in 1861 was 232, but had declined to 77 by 1881.|
Watson, A.B., The lost & almost forgotten towns of colonial Victoria, A.B. Watson, 2003.
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the contrast with the dark sky is just great
- [2008-09-05 17:46]
Interesting building and notes too - thank you.
Well composed image Lindsay. The old buildings falling into decay - what a shame. And your stormy clouds make it look even sadder
- [2008-09-05 19:01]
a lovely shot of this well detailed ole house. The colour is stunning. The special dramatic background looks so exciting. Very sharp and details shot.Composition is good and the position of the houses is very pleasing and the great texture add interests. Well captured shot.
HI Lindsay...nicely composed shot...great saturated colors and details.
- [2008-09-06 12:23]
Im missing some sharpness Lindsay,but this is really good scene,and so typical OZ!
- [2009-02-11 7:28]
what a vibrant contrast pic, lovely composition