Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Autumn in Ross


I was out in the little town of Ross last week with B while he was working and this is where we ended up taking photos of the historical buildings and scenery.  Ross is about 20 minutes out of Hokitika and was once one of New Zealand's most profitable gold mining towns in the 19th century. This is the old Bank of New South Wales (named after an Australian state) which the miners would've exchanged their gold for money at.

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11 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

Cute little bank. Those were the times. Hard times...

Fun60 said...

Interesting post. I never think of New Zealand as a gold mining country. Just ignorance on my part.

William Kendall said...

The simplicity of the building reminds me of some here.

Pauline said...

Lovely little bank building. What is it used for now?

Iris Flavia said...

Nice one.

Tom said...

...I have seen a few small banks like this, but they are now a part of history!

local alien said...

Nice little building. Always interesting to hear the story behind it

At Home In New Zealand said...

I spent a happy afternoon wandering around Ross when I was down there a few years ago. So much history and so many quaint buildings. Never got to do any gold-panning though!

Einari Sinappi said...

That´s great. I like it a lot. Nice that they´ve saved it.

magiceye said...

This is so beautiful!

Graham Edwards said...

Another of the attractive old wooden buildings which have survived so well.

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