Gold Country

Day11 Ballarat

Today I took a train to Ballarat, the largest town in the gold country, to visit the Gold Museum and a place called Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is similar to our colonial Williamsburg. It shows visitors what it was like in the town of Ballarat, headquarters for the gold rush of the 1850s.

Day4 Daylesford

I started out the day trying to get to one place but the streets (the ones I felt good to drive safely on…to make turns onto…) took me to another…to a convent high up on a hill overlooking Daylesford. The place was built in the 1860s as a mansion for the Gold Commissioner, then it came …

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Day3 to Daylesford

Today was a big day. I reluctantly left the perfect apartment in Melbourne and took the train to a place called Wendouree. A lot of Australian place names are like that…unfamiliar and hard to know how to pronounce. No worries…that’s my new saying…the Australians say it just about always when you thank them for something,.. …

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