Grounds of Bendigo Pottery, Midland Highway, Epsom, Victoria

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George Duncan Guthrie (born 1828), who would be played by Sean Connery if there were a movie, was the indomitable Glaswegian who, having arrived penniless on the South Australian shore following a shipwreck, tried his luck in the goldfields, failed to find gold but discovered instead a deposit of fine white clay, and then started one of Australia’s most illustrious potteries in 1857 and ran it, with interruptions that seemed necessary only to demonstrate everyone else’s incompetence, almost until his death in 1910.

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  • Uploaded on May 8, 2012
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    by Stuart Smith
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S9500
    • Taken on 2008/09/09 14:12:21
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1800)
    • Focal Length: 6.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash