Clunes - VIC
                           2004 - By John Boom

Clunes was the site of the first official gold discovery in Victoria, made by James Esmond
on July 1st 1851. Clunes is located about 25 minutes drive from Ballarat and is located in
a picturesque setting surrounded by hills.

The township is very unique in that many of the original buildings still stand as they were
back in the gold mining times. The current population is small but the relaxed atmosphere
when you stand amongst the stores in the main street sends you back in time. Its as if
time stands still in this piece of living history within the region. There are 74 photos in this
pictorial series.