The Jamieson and Woodspoint Chronicle Mural

Marilyn Harris

BATHURST, Australia

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The Jamieson and Woodspoint Chronicle Mural

Featured in South East Australia & Inner Suburbs, Street Art and Rural Australia

The printing press from the defunct Jamieson Chronicle newspaper mounted in front of a mural painted on the wall of the Courthouse Hotel showing the old newspaper building.

The old Jamieson Chronicle building’s claim-to-fame was that in 1878 it published the 2000 Pounds “Wanted” poster for the capture of “Ned Kelly”. Only two known originals of this poster remain – one in the Old Melbourne Jail and the other by the Jamieson & District Historical Society.

Over 150 years ago, Jamieson was a bustling gold town with about 4000 residents, 10 breweries and five hotels, each with its own orchestra. These days, the North East Victorian town which is surrounded by alpine wilderness, has a general store, a pub, a handful of shops and a population of 100.

Jamieson, Victoria, Australia.

Canon PowerShot A650IS

Shutter Speed: 1/160sec
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 80

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