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Art Print

Chris' Landscape Images of Australia (cjcphotography)

Stringers Creek - Walhalla - Australia

by Chris' Landscape Images Of Australia
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DESCRIPTION

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

Prior to arriving into this beautiful quaint hamlet, I never expected such an historical experience of peace & tranquillity. My camera worked overtime with the magical restoration work in this little hidden treasure of Gippsland. A must see destination for travellers wanting to experience today’s world in the 1800s.

Once one of Australia’s richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, this sleepy mountainside town is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents, yes 20 residents!
Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, lives on as a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town than the steep, narrow valley of Stringers Creek as it winds down through the dense forests of the Baws Baws. Yet in its heyday, between 1880 and 1895, more than 4000 people lived there.

Gold was found in Stringers Creek in 1863 and by 1866 numerous mines within the valley were opened. The great Long Tunnel Company, to which the prosperity of Walhalla owed its existence, became the greatest single producer of gold in Victoria. It closed in 1913. Walhalla once supported 15 hotels, 40 shops, two breweries, four churches, a school, jail and its own newspaper.

Victoria – Australia

*Canon EOS “KISS’ D/SLR Camera

1/200, 18mm, F/8, ISO 100




Mary Kilbreath commented on August 12, 2013 5:43am
Love your perspective here Chris.
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on August 12, 2013 8:57am
Thanks, Mary :) xo
Catspaws commented on August 12, 2013 10:47am
looks an interesting find
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on August 12, 2013 10:48am
Lovely place, Catspaws :)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on August 12, 2013 7:25pm
Wonderful!
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on August 16, 2013 12:25am
Thanks, Wayne. Sorry for the delay in replying!
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