Fading Victoria


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Sunset at Creed's Farm
Sunset at Creed's Farm
Epping, Victoria, Australia

Run down bluestone homestead in the middle of a new Vicurban estate. The rear iron roofing has fallen off, revealing what ... (more)
Chev front end
Chev front end
Bet Bet, Victoria, Australia

The front part of an old Chevrolet truck, which appears to be from an early 1940s Series AK. There are other similar era ... (more)
Railway signalling equipment
Railway signalling equipment
Koo Wee Rup, Victoria, Australia

The tags on this equipment say it was last checked in 1986, but its age looks to be a fair bit older. The ammeters are Triplett ... (more)
Old mile post
Old mile post
Newstead, Victoria, Australia

An old mile post on the Pyrenees Highway. One side says "AT 72" (Ararat 72 miles), the other "C 13" (Castlemaine 13 miles) ... (more)
Old stone fence on redevelopment site
Old stone fence on redevelopment site
Epping, Victoria, Australia

Old stone fence at a former farm site, which will soon be redeveloped into a wholesale market. This property used to front ... (more)
Old barn
Old barn
Moranding, Victoria, Australia

Looking through roadside trees towards an old barn. Note the dunny attached to the rear.
Green engine
Green engine
Limestone, Victoria, Australia

A mature tree grows from the engine bay of a beaten up old car used for racing. The car has been in this position for at ... (more)
Former Uniting Church
Former Uniting Church
South Morang, Victoria, Australia

Opened on 25th March 1888, this historic church recently closed after nearly 120 years of service. The site is currently ... (more)
Fowle's Cottage
Fowle's Cottage
South Morang, Victoria, Australia

Built sometime between 1857 and 1880, this 130+ year old cottage contrasted sharply with rapid modern development in the ... (more)
Having a rest
Having a rest
Darraweit Guim, Victoria, Australia

Old truck and harvester having what is probably a well earned rest.
Cheshire Park
Cheshire Park
Wollert, Victoria, Australia

This derelict weatherboard house, despite its appearance, is actually occupied. Power seems to be connected but the phone ... (more)
Abandoned Cemetery
Abandoned Cemetery
Trentham, Victoria, Australia

A virtually hidden cemetery that appears to have been abandoned. The newest grave was created 24 years ago, and the oldest ... (more)
Random Ruins
Random Ruins
Dunach, Victoria, Australia

An old bluestone shack and an unknown red brick structure, both in a sorry state of repair.
Bypassed bridge
Bypassed bridge
Lancefield, Victoria, Australia

An old single lane bridge that has been bypassed by a concrete ford. To the right, a car's headlight trails show the deviation ... (more)
Boarded up house
Boarded up house
Talbot, Victoria, Australia

An old weatherboard cottage that has probably seen better days. It seems only cattle live here now.
Lochton Steam Mill
Lochton Steam Mill
Bulla, Victoria, Australia

Hidden from view on a large private property, this three storey bluestone building adjacent to a creek was a flour/steam ... (more)

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