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    The water wagon at Sovereign Hill
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  • outdoor area during a live concert in 2006
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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Written May 28, 2003

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    This (replica) temple was as the original dedicated to "Quan Gong", the warrior god. Prayers were offered to the ancestors and fortunes were told...

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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Updated May 28, 2003

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    Shopping at the Waterloo Store and visiting families who "live" in huts on the Diggings provide special highlights for visitors…

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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Written May 28, 2003

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    Overhead waterways or flumes straddled the diggings, looking down over makeshift stores and "sly-grog" tents which followed diggers fortunes...

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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Written May 28, 2003

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    Alluvial gold, long since eroded from quartz reefs in the hills, lay loose in the sand and gravels of creek beds. Finding this gold was easy...

    Gold diggers...

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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Written May 28, 2003

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    A Puddling Machine stirs up gold-bearing gravel to get rid of the heavy clay, which is washed away in the water...

    Puddling Machine...

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    Sovereign Hill...

    by Ronald_T Written May 28, 2003

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    A horse-drawn Whim is used to haul large buckets up and down deep shafts, when manpower is not strong enough.

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    Sovereign Hill

    by scrooge1947 Written May 20, 2003

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    This whole complex is set on 25 hectares, and there are a lot of volunteers, who play the part and give a lot of useful and interesting information.

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