Fading Victoria


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Old tree at Olrig
Old tree at Olrig
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

When you tilt the camera up to the sky, suburbia disappears from view. The reality is that this 11 acre site is now completely ... (more)
S.E.C. H.T. can be dangerous!
S.E.C. H.T. can be dangerous!
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

An old State Electricity Commission sign on a pole in a semi-rural area warns of the potential danger. "H.T." most likely ... (more)
Derelict house
Derelict house
Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia

Two horses walk to greet me as I take a photo of a derelict bluestone house. A couple of hundred metres behind this building ... (more)
It's a long way to the top
It's a long way to the top
Langley, Victoria, Australia

Extreme wide angle view from near the pool at the bottom of Turpin's Falls, showing the steps leading upwards. This composite ... (more)
Top of Turpin's Falls
Top of Turpin's Falls
Langley, Victoria, Australia

At the top, just near where the main stream falls - when there's enough water. From here it's a substantial drop into the ... (more)
Development takes over Aitken Hill
Development takes over Aitken Hill
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

This view looks east from grazing land near the summit of Aitken Hill (AKA Mount Aitken or Mount Yuroke). Freshly laid roads ... (more)
RANAD Somerton: Buildings 6 and 7
RANAD Somerton: Buildings 6 and 7
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

This view down the main warehouse access road shows buildings 6 and 7. The route was originally further south but was changed ... (more)
Cathodic Protection Unit
Cathodic Protection Unit
Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia

Cathodic protection is a method used to control corrosion of metal. There's nothing too unusual about this picture until ... (more)
RANAD Somerton: Y Labs
RANAD Somerton: "Y" Labs
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

These four buildings comprising Cordite Lab, Shell Lab, Pyrotechnics Lab and a change room are located inside the former ... (more)
There's no roof on our carport
There's no roof on our carport
Langley, Victoria, Australia

The rusted shell of an old car sits inside a roofless enclosure. Two unusually green trees intersecting a drystone fence ... (more)
Ruins of Cumberland homestead
Ruins of Cumberland homestead
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

Not much remains of this large, double storey bluestone house built in the mid to late 1800's. After falling into disrepair ... (more)
Car graveyard
Car graveyard
Limestone, Victoria, Australia

This is one car of many located around a haphazard rural car graveyard. These 1950's and 1960's era vehicles were used for ... (more)
Rural cottage ruins
Rural cottage ruins
Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia

This tiny little cottage, located in the middle of a large grazing paddock, is slowly falling apart. As with many older rural ... (more)
Pool at Turpin's Falls
Pool at Turpin's Falls
Langley, Victoria, Australia

An old tree near the base of Turpin's Falls watches the water slowly migrate across the pool. After this photo was taken ... (more)
Sunset over old windmill
Sunset over old windmill
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

This tired old "Eureka" windmill was living for several years on rural grazing land at the base of Aitken Hill (visible in ... (more)
She's run dry, mate
She's run dry, mate
Greenvale, Victoria, Australia

Both the Moonee Ponds Creek and this Bundy Rum bottle look quite dry...

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