A very enjoyable visit to the Old Treasury Building was had by OMNI men on the third Tuesday of the month ( 30 August ).Built in 1858-1862 it was a product of the 1850’s gold rush. Built in the Renaissance Revival style from Sandstone from Bacchus Marsh and Bluestone mined from Footscray.
The architect was John James Clark, a 19 year old immigrant from Liverpool who also designed Government House, the Royal Mint, City Baths and the Queen Victoria Women’s Hospital.
Tour conductor Lynne explains the Welcome Stranger gold nugget ( 97.14 kg )
St. Francis church ( Cnr Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets ) by J. Atwood circa 1854
Chief penguin makes his protest
Chief penguin passes the pennant
Off to Chinatown for lunch
We had a good roll up to the BBQ on Wednesday, thanks to the blokes at the Hurstbridge group. Blokes from Eltham, Banyule, Greensborough and Diamond Creek enjoyed some good cheffing from Gary and Peter.
My wife was doing some family research on Trove ( old digitised newspapers )
and came across this story. Appealed to me anyway. The moral is : don’t tie yourself to a cow. Daily Tele, Launceston 17 June 1925.