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Dick pans for gold at Ballarat - the place where the first gold was discovered in Australia in 1851 and causing the first of many gold rushes.
Dick pans for gold at Ballarat - the place where the first gold was discovered in Australia in 1851 and causing the first of many gold rushes.
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Watching the tourists pan for gold was funny - they all had "gold fever"!
Watching the tourists pan for gold was funny - they all had "gold fever"!
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This reproduction gold nugget is in a safe that is on the mine tour. It is a copy of the largest one found and was over 2300 ounces! Now at today's price of something like $600 per ounce ...
This reproduction gold nugget is in a safe that is on the mine tour. It is a copy of the largest one found and was over 2300 ounces! Now at today's price of something like $600 per ounce ...
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The old town of Sovereign Hill has been restored and is a fun tourist day like a theme park with stage coach rides, tours and local volunteers dressed up in period costumes along the streets and in the various shops giving talks.
The old town of Sovereign Hill has been restored and is a fun tourist day like a theme park with stage coach rides, tours and local volunteers dressed up in period costumes along the streets and in the various shops giving talks.
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One of the reenactments is a visit from the "world famous" Lola Montez who performed in Bendigo sometime in the 1860's. Her manager introduced her to the crowd from the balcony of the hotel.
One of the reenactments is a visit from the "world famous" Lola Montez who performed in Bendigo sometime in the 1860's. Her manager introduced her to the crowd from the balcony of the hotel.
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Lola appeared and entertained the crowd and promoted her show.
Lola appeared and entertained the crowd and promoted her show.
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The old Bendigo tramways have been restored and are operated mostly by volunteers and take tourists on a ride around town. It was a good way to see Bendigo and a lot of fun.
The old Bendigo tramways have been restored and are operated mostly by volunteers and take tourists on a ride around town. It was a good way to see Bendigo and a lot of fun.
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We each got our photo "driving" the tram.
We each got our photo "driving" the tram.
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Sue seemed to really enjoy the trolley.
Sue seemed to really enjoy the trolley.
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