Hudson Bros, Hill End, NSW shows the complete stock of a typical builder's yard in 1872: galvanised iron, staircase uprights, and ready-made doors, Australian ovens and casks of nails with everything dumped just as it was unloaded from the bullock waggons.
Sofala (NSW) Australia Nestling in the lovely hills of the Turon River valley is Sofala, the oldest gold town in Australia. Settled only three weeks after the first official gold strike at Ophir, Sofala swelled to a peak population 40 000. Today it has contracted to a totally captivating, rustic village of around 100 people. The surrounding district is primarily superfine wool farms. Each farm has many relics and remnants of the goldrush.
nla.pic-vn4604970 Merlin, Beaufoy, ca. 1830-1873 A family in front of W. Branscombe store with window display of lamps, Hill End, New South Wales, ca. 1873 [picture] 1872 or 1873. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : sepia toned ; 10.4 x 6.3 cm. Part of B.O. Holtermann archive of Merlin and Bayliss photographic prints of New South Wales and Victoria [picture]. between 1872 and 1888.