Annual Sir Kel Awards – Christmas 2017

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Old Treasury Building Visit

A very enjoyable visit to the Old Treasury Building was had by OMNI men on the third Tuesday of the month ( 30 August ).Built in 1858-1862 it was a product of the 1850’s gold rush. Built in the Renaissance Revival style from Sandstone from Bacchus Marsh and Bluestone mined from Footscray.

The architect was John James Clark, a 19 year old immigrant from Liverpool who also designed Government House, the Royal Mint, City Baths and the Queen Victoria Women’s Hospital.

 

 

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Tour conductor Lynne explains the Welcome Stranger gold nugget ( 97.14 kg )

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St. Francis church ( Cnr Lonsdale and Elizabeth streets ) by  J. Atwood circa 1854

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Chief penguin makes his protest

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Chief penguin passes the pennant

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Off to Chinatown for lunch