Continuing from a previous post, Using Expired Film, the following photographs are of some of the historic buildings which are found in the small country town of Camperdown. In an ever-changing world, many small towns use their past history as a means of attracting tourists to their area.
The Leura Hotel is the earliest hotel in Camperdown, built for P. Douglas and J. Stevenson in 1857-59. Bluestone stables were added in 1860 by a new owner D.S. Walker and used by Cobb and Co. as a coach terminal and office.
The Masonic Hall of Camperdown is built of rubble blue-stone. It was designed by one of the lodge members, John Young. It was constructed in 1867-68 and is one of the oldest surviving, continuously used purpose-built Masonic Lodges in Victoria.
Old I.O.O.F Hall, Camperdown-built 1896
Once the meeting place of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the hall is now the home of the Camperdown Historic Society.
The above photographs were taken using Kodak Black and White 35mm print film. The camera was a Nikon EM SLR.
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