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Melbourne’s notorious 1920’s badman Squizzy Taylors’ hideout in the Gippsland countryside of rural Victoria.
Featured: Rural Australia Group
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  • Nick Hunt
    Nick Huntabout 5 years ago

    well done, lovely light and great old shack, love the angles.

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Nick! A fence had to be erected around the old place as cattle were camping & leaning on it, thus the angle of the front wall….
    Cheers mate….. getting some rain over there yet?

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant shot mate, definately part of history here, it’s about to fall down..

  • Thanks Adam, well mate it’s stood like that for the last 5 years that I know off!! Must be built of sterner stuff than it looks….
    Thanks for your comment
    Cheers Lee

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  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 4 years ago

    great find ! beautiful light

  • Thankyou Aimelle, I occasionally drive past this old building on my way home if I’ve been to the big city [which is 2 hours from where I live]!!
    So in the bad old days a notorious gangster holed up in my area….
    well before my time here tho!!!
    Thans again for your comment
    Cheers Lee

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  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynabout 3 years ago

    I’ll Huff and I’ll puff, still couldn’t blow it down!!!!!
    Great find, Lee!!!!

  • It certainy looks like they’ve tried Larry…
    still to no avail..
    Cheers Le

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  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynabout 1 year ago

    Great find!!!

  • Well the wind & other conditions have hit this old shelter…
    looking almost like it’s buggered now…

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  • debsphotos
    debsphotos8 months ago

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  • Thanks Deb & to Rural Australia Group for the feature
    Cheers Lee

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowan8 months ago

    ooh I must be getting old!!!! I remember Squizzy , there was one out Warrandyte way too. somewhere that way?

  • Nooo Virginia
    you can’t be THAT old, he was around in the 20’s….
    He sure did get around though
    Cheers Lee

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowan8 months ago

    haha yes I know re long time ago, just his reputation lingered. Knew a person rented a house he lived in …or was captured ..?? Trying to remember another baddie, Skelton? thinking something to do with skeleton as his nickname we kids in the 40 and 50 s panicking , kept escaping a lot-

  • Aaah Virginia you obviously lived in a colourful place and time
    thanks for sharing…
    I grew up in Alexandra… not much happened there!!!!
    Cheers Lee

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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowan8 months ago

    gosh I ended up doing research! Skinner ! ha-ha kids really loved that name. Escapee 4 times… not much happened to us either, lived amongst the apple orchards at Wantirna , excitement was chasing an old smelly escapee billy goat called Archimedes around the school grounds.

  • What a big life Virginia…
    what fun as a kid
    Skinner, eh!!!! Not sure I know him…
    Smelly billy goats… dangerous buggers!!!!

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