Sunday, April 9, 2017

Some Bendigo ghost signs

I've just come back from an overnight stay in the old gold mining city of Bendigo, where I stumbled on a few signs.

Firstly, three on an old building opposite the railway station:




And a bunch of others we stumbled on:



At the derelict gasworks - let gas help you!



 






There's also this sign in Bendigo, which we didn't encounter this weekend - this image is taken from here: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/goldfields-stories-made-in-bendigo-cold-beer/cohn-bros-cordial-sign/:



However a tour guide today told us about the Cohn family - one of Bendigo's old gold rush-era Jewish families (from Denmark)who made a name for themselves as the town's first brewers then expanded into other drinks. See: http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/goldfields-stories-made-in-bendigo-cold-beer/the-cohn-brothers-story/




1 comment:

  1. Great work Stefan, you are a great scout! Did your family help out quite a bit, especially the girls? Cheers Rob

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