Recently a group of us visited Smythesdale
In the main street I found a Masonic Hall.
Not sure if it is still in use but at No. 40
must be one of the earliest in Australia.
The Chinese were another major part
of our gold mining history.
Ah Woa was in big trouble for
not having paid for a mining licence.
Some things never change, do they?
Just a little further down the road was
the Smythesdale Post Office,
operational for just over a century
according to this sign.
It appeared to have a magnificent backyard.
However, it appeared to be a private residence now
and there was no sign of anyone to ask.