Then I went for a "drive" on Google maps. Does anyone else do that, I wonder? Scroll along up the road to get a feel for the neighbourhood and the surroundings. I thought I'd have a look at Kingston, as it's always had an inexplicable appeal ever since I was a child. It's just a country town that's seen better days since the gold rush, and I don't even think it has any shops anymore (just a pub).
Anyway, some then and now pics~
General store then, circa 1963.
Former Creswick Shire Hall (circa 1911)
Old council building now:
Just nostalgia I guess. Or a yearning for peace and space.
[Black and white pics from collection of State Library of Victoria.]