Orange happens to be one of my favourite colours so when I found this fluffy jumper by M.Dainty back in Autumn I knew it had to be mine. Today it was the perfect base to showcase black and white accessories, black and white herringbone wool gloves, off white sunnies, black and white geometric earrings that I found a couple of years ago in Melbourne and this striking necklace by Christina Brampti that I found in Hobart with the intention on saving it for Summer . My thinking was that it would work with my black and white Summer pieces but as Summer is still a way away today was the day and I rather liked it against the orange. A little black hat and silver Neo boots complete the accessories.
I paired the orange jumper with my old faithful black Moyuru skirt. I never tire of wearing this skirt and to me this is as it should be , buy items you love and wear on repeat, ringing the changes by adding different pieces and accessories.
Today’s photos were taken at Beaconsfield , a town about a half hour drive from home, and this is where the gold mine comes in.
Gold mining commenced here in 1877 and at the peak of the gold rush 700 men were employed in the gold mine and 26 tonne of gold was recovered. The mine closed in 1914 due to regular flooding of the shafts . Over the years work was continued to make the mine feasible again and mining operations were recommenced in 1999.
The mine became the focus of our news broadcasts on April 26th., 2006 when a minor earthquake triggered an underground rock fall . There 17 miners underground at the time , 14 managed to escape, 1 sadly was killed and two miners were trapped. The two miners were rescued safe and sound on May 9th., two weeks after the being trapped underground. The mine reopened after investigation but closed in 2012 , citing falling gold prices and increasing costs.
In a park opposite the mine buildings a few local buildings of historical interest have been relocated, this is the old school house dating from the late 1800’s. It was closed and we could only peek through the windows at the desks, blackboard and old organ and imagine what lessons there were like.
This tiny building was a general store and is chocked full of wares that would have been sold at the time.
Joining Patti for visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.