A misunderstanding took me to Dunolly, in the Victorian Goldfields Region, recently: I had been led to believe there would be a Swap Meet held there, as some signs along a wayside said so.
Unfortunately, upon arrival it became clear there was no Swap Meet, and the signs had been up from the previous year’s event – more fool me, for not noticing the date was one day out of plumb.
Anyway, the lack of Swap Meet didn’t dampen things, as Dunolly is a very interesting town to wander about, and for a Sunday in the country it was surprisingly busy. It is also home to the most amazing building materials salvage yard, and well-worth the visit if that’s your thing.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, STARTING AT TOP:
- Help the what of the what?
- Fantastical garden decor
- i cannot find you but there is a face on the moon it looks like you
- P. McBride 1852, Ironmonger
- Dunolly welcomes you…
- Established in the Goldrush days
- G.S. Williams
- Lan-choo tea for your teapot
- Eagle Star Insurance
- Groceries Hardware
- The absent Swap Meet, advertised in a shop window
- Town Hall, porthole to the balcony
- Town Hall, where the wild things grow
- Bet Bet Shire, 1864
- Huge, creamy yellow roses for the bees
- CLOSED sign on old sheet music
- Pick the living critter…
- Beautiful crackled paint
- Dereliction in the Billiards Hall
- Corner garage, closed