Rustic charm, Hill End
Rustic charm aplenty in the historical gold mining town of Hill End.

28 May 2019 – It’s quite an unnerving experience to arrive at a new place only to be greeted by stares. Thankfully, the stares on this occasion were only from the gang of kangaroos across the road from our accommodation – the other locals around (the ones of the human variety) were altogether lovely and friendly.

Hill End had long been on my wishlist of places to see. Once an important and thriving gold mining town, it saw its population peak during the boom years of the 1870s before experiencing a rapid decline in the years following. During the 1940s it was discovered and become a source of inspiration for several prominent Australian artists like Russell Drysdale. Today, it is home to a well-preserved historical site offering visitors a glimpse into how life was during the gold rush.

The photos on this post were taken with the Canon 5D Mark 3 on a cold, grey autumn day.

Northeys Store, Hill End

Northeys Store, Hill End

The iconic Northeys Store on Clarke Street
The iconic Northeys Store on Clarke Street.

Northeys Store, Hill End

Self portrait
The interior of a cosy little apartment located above the Northeys store.
Giant rabbits
Those giant rabbits I mentioned earlier….

Fill 'er up

Past service date, Hill End

Past service date, Hill End
Past service date, Hill End.
War memorial, Hill End
Morning glow at the War memorial, Hill End.

St Paul''s Presbyterian Church, Hill End

St Paul''s Presbyterian Church, Hill End

St Paul''s Presbyterian Church, Hill End

St Paul''s Presbyterian Church, Hill End

St Paul''s Presbyterian Church, Hill End
St Paul”s Presbyterian Church, Hill End.
Great Western Store
The Great Western Store on Denison Street.

Rustic shed

Rustic shed
Weathered exteriors.

The former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hill End

The former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hill End
The former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hill End.

Merlin's Lookout, Hill End

Merlin's Lookout, Hill End
Merlin’s Lookout, Hill End.
Autumn leaves, Hill End
Autumn leaves, Hill End.

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