Historic Camperdown

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.

Old Leura Hotel, Camperdown, Victoria. Built 1857-59

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.

Masonic Hall, Camperdown, Victoria, Australia

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.

Mechanics Institute, Camperdown, Victoria
Hampden Hotel, Camperdown, Victoria

The above photographs were taken using Kodak Black and White 35mm print film. The camera was a Nikon EM SLR.

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Stalingrad – 2005

The following photo was taken in 2005 on a visit to Paris in France. It was taken about a year before I bought a digital SLR. I used my Nikon EM film camera loaded with Kodacolour.

Stalingrad Station

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The Old Archer Park Railway Station

These images are of the old Archer Park Railway Station, situated in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. It was built in 1899 and ceased operating as a railway station in 1970. In 1999 it was beautifully restored and reopened as a railway museum.

Archer Park Railway Station, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Archer Park Railway Station – Now a railway museum

Archer Park Railway Station, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Archer Park Railway Station – Beautifully restored

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi

The Old Railway Station at Kaiapoi, New Zealand, was moved to its present site on the river bank and restored after being damaged and falling into disrepair. It is now used as an Information Centre.

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi – now an Information Centre

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Old Railway Station, Kaiapoi – Designed by George Troup