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Hello to everyone, I love being in the Australian outback mainly around the northern goldflieds of Western Australia "where less is more". Have been exploring this area for the last 10 years and still never ceases to amaze me in so many ways. I wonder what it must have been like for the early prospectors and my mind wonders off just thinking about the hardships and comradery. People from far away around the globe traveled to very remote locations to find gold in the outback. I collect found metal objects from the early 1900's to make metal sclupture. This is aways very challanging because I sense the history behind some of metal objects and try to find just the right way to present them so it dose not look like a pile of rusty metal but tells a story. Warm Regards Spider52.

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Cheers Alan, you sure can! :-). Mike that's my ride!

G'day Mike, there is a comment now. Thanks for dropping in.

Well Stuart you have been around! and what a great old bank building it is.

Thanks Stuart and Lex for taking time out to have a look! It was the pieces of stonework from the headstone that got me in. :)

Thanks Caroline,Great old place to try new angles to capture the old hotel!

The best light, I am awake then! Thanks Stuart.

Hello everyone again its been a long time in my recovery to health and its great to be active again!

Well done,


Saludos cordiales de Pa.

Good morning Sally. I'm Michael's wife Kate (other half, better half?). I'm replying as Michael's laptop is currently having a rest cure in Perth after the keyboard was doused in red wine the other night! We're be delighted if you would like to use Michael's photo in your book. He actually worked at Granny Smith a fair while ago, during shutdowns. If Gold Fields Australia would like to provide a fee for his photo, we'd love that too! We would use any additional funds that come our way towards our next Goldfields adventure. Michael is passionate about the early mining history and collects found metal objects from that era in order to produce metal sculptures. He also is taking as many photographs as possible in order to preserve early mining's heritage. One day we would like to secure ongoing funding in order for capturing the Goldfields' past for posterity. We live in Beverley and Michael is currently renovating, restoring and resurrecting a hundred year old group of shops on the main drag to have his metal art gallery up and running by the end of the year. We would also really like an invitation to visit Granny Smith, so Michael could show me a part of HIS history. He could send you a good definition photo via private e-mail if you would like. I have a copy on my laptop, so we don't have to wait to get Michael's computer back to send it to you! For further communication, you can e-mail either of us - katethegreat@amnet.net.au or metal@multiline.com.au - please use my e-mail at the moment as Michael is having a few issues viewing his e-mails at present. Hope you are having a good day. Kind regards, Kate and Michael Sofoulis.

This has to be one of the iconic buildings in the outback.


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