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 from the mob 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 became a place of inspiration for several prominent Australian artists, including 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.