Fading Victoria


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RANAD Somerton: card filled out during WWII 1943
RANAD Somerton: card filled out during WWII 1943
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

A Parapunch card filled out in 1943 that appears to contain details of ammunition stored at the former RANAD base. This soggy ... (more)
Outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchen
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

Fire and vandalism has destroyed much of the structure of this old home. The chimneys and interior have art deco features ... (more)
Decaying ruin
Decaying ruin
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

The remains of what is believed to be a hotel at one time. The building has unfortunately deteriorated significantly over ... (more)
Melbourne Hydraulic Power Company
Melbourne Hydraulic Power Company
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

A small reminder of what would be considered today an unusual way to transmit power: via water piped under pressure. The ... (more)
Inside Lochton Steam Mill
Inside Lochton Steam Mill
Bulla, Victoria, Australia

Inside the old mill building it is apparent that it is mostly just a remnant shell. Some flooring beams and supports are ... (more)
Revisit: Cheshire Park destroyed by fire
Revisit: Cheshire Park destroyed by fire
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

This is all that remains of the small weatherboard cottage, which caught fire in early 2011 under suspicious circumstances ... (more)
Sun sets on an old friend
Sun sets on an old friend
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

An old shed with post and rail fencing, possibly part of the original Summerhill estate in Wollert. This would have been ... (more)
Old home, previously loved
Old home, previously loved
Truganina, Victoria, Australia

A trashed room inside an old cottage. Some sections of the wallpaper have old newspaper and up to four layers of different ... (more)
Abandoned post
Abandoned post
Truganina, Victoria, Australia

View from the guard house looking towards building 9 at a former armaments depot. A White Pages phone directory from 1984 ... (more)
Former Duckholes Hotel
Former Duckholes Hotel
Romsey, Victoria, Australia

A prominent landmark on the main road into Romsey, this building functioned as a hotel until the late 1800's. The weatherboards ... (more)
Half finished church
Half finished church
Greendale, Victoria, Australia

Land for this Church of England was reserved in 1868, so presumably building commenced around the same time. It appears it ... (more)
Former Greenock Park Hotel
Former Greenock Park Hotel
Red Lion, Victoria, Australia

Side view of the Greenock Park Hotel. The shell seems to be reasonably intact, but it has apparently been in this state for ... (more)
Former Greenock Park Hotel
Former Greenock Park Hotel
Red Lion, Victoria, Australia

Ruins of the Greenock Park Hotel. I arrived here after dark due to being distracted by some other nice finds in the surrounding ... (more)
Drought shows submerged bridge
Drought shows submerged bridge
Kimbolton, Victoria, Australia

A bridge abandoned when this area was flooded in the 1960s to create Lake Eppalock. Drought in more recent times has receded ... (more)
Old telegraph
Old telegraph
Clarkefield, Victoria, Australia

An abandoned railway signalling system, with cut wire still hanging from the pole. The remains of an old semaphore signal ... (more)
Redesdale line railway bridge
Redesdale line railway bridge
Metcalfe East, Victoria, Australia

A small bridge crosses a creek intersecting the former Redesdale railway line. The last train passed over it sometime in ... (more)

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