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Daily Life at the Diggings by Larry Lingard-Davis

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*This image was taken in the main street of “Sovereign Hill” here in Ballarat Central Victoria Australia…… Click here

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Set in the Gold Mining Era of early Australia in the mid 1800’s, it is a trip back in time.
This image was taken at the top of the main street. The two gentlemen on the right were checking up on the school children in different school houses in the area of which there are about x4..
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This is what my Great Grandparents would have seen when they arrived in Ballarat in 1866 to try there hand after being shipwrecked and needing something to help them begin a new future…Click"here":http://www.redbubble.com/people/cullodenmist/wr...
( click on image to enlarge )*

taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ30
then a touch of HDR.

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I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
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I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    A lovely shot Larry- so nicely composed in the light. xx

  • It was a beautiful sunny day with hardly a breeze.
    It was very hard to stop clicking, so that’s why I came away with so many…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • julie08
    julie08about 4 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thanks Julie.
    I’m glad you popped in to leave a comment.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Chris Lord
    Chris Lordabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous vintage piece. Very well done. Excellent work.

  • Thanks mate.
    Your words make me want to do better.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 4 years ago

    Because I don’t know anything i would have mistaken this for San Francisco circa,Gold rash age.
    So Austaria has very simillar history as America. People migrated from UK about the same time too but later your history faded by Hollywood commercialism here in America though but not in Austraria. Thanks for the history.

  • You are so welcome.
    If you click onto the link about my grandparents you will read about my great grandparents history.
    It is also tied to America and the Civil War and the Goldfields.
    Yes, Australia and America had gold strikes about the same time, but America is about another 200 years older with european settlement than Australia ( 1788 ), but we also have a very colourful history….. I hope I can do it justice with my images that I plan to upload in the future…
    Thanks for leaving your comment as I do appreciate it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    This is so fun. I really like the old time feel of these.

  • Then it must be working… Thanks mate.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 4 years ago

    thanks for the story, I read about your great grand parents.
    I love to know how they lived outside of the history book.

  • Thanks for appreciating it and getting back to me.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanabout 4 years ago

    nice shot Larry, pity about the scaffolding.

  • Ha Ha you noticed….
    I could have asked the workers to remove it for 5 minutes but I may have started another Eureka Stockade…?
    I try to make them authentic but sometimes it’s pretty hard.
    But hey, it still turned out OK.
    Say hello to Bev for me…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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