My maternal grandmother's Grandfather, Great-grandather and Great, Great Grandfather all arrived in the 1870s, with their families. The Vercoe's lived up to the left of this photo, in Hill Street, which was part of Block 27. As the rain falls today, spare a thought for what the living conditions would have been like for the families of the early goldfield years.
|Karaka Creek 1870s, with Shortland township to the south|
(Diamond Jubilee 1867-1927 by F Weston)