Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

dogtrailer1 WP_20141031_022 LEFT: Did you notice the scooter in the featured photo above?
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I took these photos for Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #19.

We often see this fellow on his scooter with his dog in the trailer, but I’m not usually in a photo taking position. We had just packed our groceries in the car, the camera phone was handy, and I thought of Cee’s Odd Ball or Which Way photo challenge.

Heathcote’s main street is reputed to be the longest in Victoria. I’ve even seen some claims it is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, but that sounds ridiculous. Anyway, it’s not particularly interesting, just a longer version of many other Australian towns. The population is about 3,000.  In the 1850s, up to 40,000 prospectors set up in this area at the height of the goldrush.

BELOW: McIvor Diggings, 26 July 1853
Shows Langley, Hawkes and Foster’s Stores, St. Louis Auction Mart, St. Louis Restaurant, Argus Office and St. Louis Store

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Produced by the Cultural Heritage Unit, The University of Melbourne eGold website

The McIvor-Heathcote goldfield opened in November 1852 after a discovery by William John Bulling and two mates. A rush started early the next year, and contemporary estimates of the digger population at that time ranged from sixteen thousand to forty thousand, working the numerous gullies running into the western side of McIvor Creek. The first Commissioner of the McIvor goldfield commenced duty in Easter week, 1853. A decade later the field was basically deserted.

I’ll show you more of the town, sometime.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    That’s a new way of walking the dog. Vika would look good in the back of one of those. Boy Heathcote has changed since I last drove through there 40 odd years ago,1 lane each way and gravel verges.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      The street was so wide that they have put trees and bollards in the centre, along the length of it, with sections open for turning lanes. Also added a bicycle lane on each side behind the angle parking. So, it is still only the one lane going each way. 🙂

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  2. You’re great with a camera. This is crazy hilarious but I have another one for you: a guy riding his bike with a dog on a leash. True.
    Okay I lied. I have another one: The guy on a motorcycle with his dog in his lap (don’t know how the dog didn’t slip off).

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Tess. I do have a bloke who walks his dog from his bike most days past our place! It’s big Irish Wolfhound so he would never be able to walk fast enough for it. Dogs on the back of motorbikes are common on farms here. Bet the dog had his toenails digging into your fellow’s lap.

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      1. I don’t know that it’s crazy funny how pets like to get into the action and live life Large with their humans. ❤

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Fun which ways for this week. Thanks for playing.

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  4. Hang on, you live in Wine Country? Okay, next time I take over my brother’s holiday place in Castlemaine for a writing weekend, I’m coming to visit. Via the wineries, of course. 🙂

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  5. prior says:

    I am glad you were able to get your phone and get the shot – I loved the street feel of this unique fella and his dog – 🙂 cool shot!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Yvette. Love your nuts post, had a giggle. 😀

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      1. prior says:

        well thanks so much for dropping by – and for visiting so many posts 🙂 ❤ – I will reply later this week – and oh – I still think of you when I see some of these GRAND southern porches – TTYL

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