Sunday, 17 May 2015

Last fruit


I'm eating the last fruit from the garden now. 
Perfumed quinces 



and equally perfumed feijoas.




also the last handful of tomatoes from the wilting vines.







Thursday, 7 May 2015

Chinese gold rush memories



Pottering along Victoria Street on a beautiful late autumn afternoon. I'm looking for the house of Henry Quock Ping who was a doctor of Chinese medicine here in 1873








   









Down in the former Main Street business area, the new memorial to the Chinese heritage of Ballarat is looking good. Hopefully it will be finished by Heritage Weekend.










Open Monument by John Young
A sculpture to celebrate what the Gold Rush Chinese brought to Ballarat.