The Gold trail, western Victoria, Australia

The Gold trail, western Victoria, Australia

The Gold Trail. Travelling through the former gold rush towns in western Victoria brings many beautiful and interesting sights.

Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Joe Mortelliti's life long love, from when he was first given a Brownie camera as a boy, was photography. It was the focus of his work life for many years. He loved to travel with his wife Marion to as many parts of Australia as he could. He had the ability to 'see' the beauty of our land in such a way that he could photograph it for the delight of others. These photos are a legacy that he has left us. Used by permission and with appreciation.
Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

A flood rescue at Newstead, Victoria, Australia
A flood rescue at Newstead, Victoria, Australia. Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains, as the song by Dorothea McKellar goes. Sometime people get caught out, as this photo of a vehicle with caravan in a fairly difficult situation. Such situations can quickly become serious and sometimes fatal, so a quick rescue before the floodwaters rise is essential.

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Cairn Curran Reservoir, Victoria, Australia
Cain Curran Reservoir, Victoria, Australia. Cairn Curran Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, about 10 km west of Maldon. It was constructed between 1947 and 1956. The storage has a primary spillway, and a secondary spillway situated 2 km south‑west of the main structure that will spill before the embankment is overtopped. A 2 MW Hydro-electric power station generates electricity when irrigation and flood releases are being made.

Info sourced from Goulburn Murray Water

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A time exposure of the stars, near Maldon, Victoria, Australia
A time exposure of the stars, near Maldon, Victoria, Australia.

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A monochrome of a wagon wheel near Maldon, Victoria, Australia
A monochrome of a wagon wheel near Maldon, Victoria, Australia. The black and white really emphasises the derelict nature of the scene ...

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Windmill in a field of golden canola, near Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia
Windmill in a field of golden canola, near Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia The brilliance of the yellow canola provides a brilliant counterpoint to the rustic windmill and the stormclouds and rain. A complete contrast to the previous pic.

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Steam face shovel, at Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association, Victoria, Australia
Steam face shovel, at Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association, Victoria, Australia To witness this 90 odd tonne Steam Driven Face Shovel work is just amazing. A hiss, clunk, chatter, groan, and it does really come alive as the operator puts it through its paces with the fire attendant keeping the fires stoked and the oilers lubricating the moving parts.

This machine was removed from the Geelong Cement quarries when it closed and placed into the safe hands of the Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association Inc in Victoria where it now acts as a live display during the Rally meetings. 2010.

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More info on the Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association Inc in Victoria

View over Beaufort Lake, near Beaufort, Victoria, Australia
View over Beaufort Lake, near Beaufort, Victoria, Australia A scenic attraction near Beaufort in western Victoria, Beaufort Lake has a serene, peaceful atmosphere. The autumn colours highlight the scene. June 2016.

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