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... colony of South Australia. The Chinese men then walked overland to Bendigo, 500miles (805kms) from Adelaide or 260 miles from Robe
Many had borrowed money for the passage and for the first year they worked to pay this off then they were free to send money to their families back home.
When the alluvial gold ran out the Chinese either left for other goldfields or returned to home, before 1865, 23,000 Chinese left Victoria. Those 2,000 who remained turned ...
... to the temple next door and had a walk around the relaxing gardens. Next stop was the lake and Chinese Temple, which was a few km walk away. We had been blessed with a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed the stroll. The temple is the only remaining part of the original Chinese camp from the gold rush era. It was very small and understated but quite something to see and try to imagine what life would have been like. A walk back to our motel, showers and ready for ...
... Another lovely day finished off with us winding down by a nice fire into the evening.
We woke at daylight to a noise outside the caravan. On getting up we heard the noise of something thumping away. On opening the caravan door we saw fresh kangaroo droppings on our door mat. "Evidence of kangaroo's visiting."
Once again we have been blessed with another sunny calm day.
We partook in the walk to the Southern Lookout, onto ...
... for next time. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with our organisation, everything systematically packed into square plastic tubs, one with cooking stuff, one each for our clothes, one for our bedding etc. and one for other bits and bobs. It will be interesting to find out what we'll actually use, and what (probably really basic) things we've forgotten. I'm hoping that when we pack up we'll put everything back in its proper place, but I have my doubts! ...
... primée! Il y a tant de d’activités que j’aimerais faire, en particulier des choses que je pense que les enfants aimeraient… on finit souvent par ne rien faire de spécial. Quel est le but de venir si loin donc? Nous avons décidé de faire le tour normal, qui était moins cher et où Fab, Roman et Peggy ont même pu utiliser la perceuse. C’était intéressant quand même. Quelle vie là dessous! Comment est-ce que des gens peuvent passer leur vie à travailler là? ...
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