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Beautiful Antique Australian Federal Cast Iron Fuse Boxes – Art Deco Stye – (for YT user HDXFH)
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Metal Detecting the Old Ruins of an Abandoned Western Australian Pub
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There are some beautiful old abandoned farm homesteads here in Dumbleyung, my home town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, and I love taking photos of them when ever I come across them on my Metal Detecting journeys around the district.
Some of which I have metal detected at with permission of the land owners.
Alot of the old homes have been abandoned for over 50 years, it makes me wonder, how long will it take the the current farm houses to be abandoned.
In times of drought, and times of change, farm families come and go, most stay from one generation to the other…. struggling on.
One of these houses has since burned down, which is a pity, because it was a beautiful old house, but the farmer had his reasons to do it, I suppose.
Enjoy the video, I hope to make a part 2 to this video in the near future.
Yesterday I spent most of the day taking apart my scrap metal, for scrap metal recycling. I am hoping to have enough scrap copper, aluminum and stainless steel so that I can put it towards a full scuba diving kit so that I can expand my metal detecting for peoples lost rings to underwater totally.
After around 7 hours of taking apart good scrap, I decided to go for a ride on my Polaris Big Boss to do a bit of sunset metal detecting at at old Australian Farmhouse in Dumbleyung – Western Australia.
I got permission from the farmer who owns the land, so off I went!
I found a 1927 Palestine Mil, no doubt this coin would have been bought back to Australia after World War 2 by an Australian Soldier, maybe it could have been his lucky coin!
Below is part 2 of my video. To see the first part please go here: Metal Detecting Abandoned Old Australian Farmhouse Part 1
I found a nice old Bottle Dump the other day on a farm just out of town in a very secluded and hidden spot. The good thing about this bottle dump is that know one has ever been through this dump and it is full of heaps of old bottles dating back to around 100 years.
I have been there a couple of times already and pulled out some really nice bottles to add to my collection, and obviously the old bottles are on the bottom of the dump.
The bottle dump is right next to an old tin clad house, so that also doubles as a great metal detecting spot for me to go to once the summer weather cools down a bit.
A few days ago I got permission from a local farmer in my district of Dumbleyung, in Western Australia, to see if I could do a bit of coin shooting on his property around a abandoned farm house.
I was pretty happy he said yes, and yesterday I found the time to go out there with my metal detector. It was pretty hard going, as the wild oats growing around the house are pretty high, the ground was quite hard in spots, and I was a bit worried about getting biten by a wandering snake.
Over the last couple of days, the weather has been quite hot, reach the low 30° and thats what brings the snakes out around here, especially the first few hot days as summer apporaches, will bring them out of their hybernation.
There is actually another house on the same property, and that house is much older than the house I detected around, so I decided to save the best house for my next metal detecting journey.
Anyhow I found a few nice old coins around the house as per below.
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Probably much more laying around the house, but it was hot and getting prickles stuck in my socks was really annoying, so I packed up and went home after around an hour metal detecting the house.
I got permission from a local farmer a few days ago to go metal detecting around an old house on his propery which is pictured above.
The ground was absolutely rock hard, and I actually bent my spades blade trying to dig for targets. I actually saw this old house from the road one day and I thought that it could be a goldmine for old coins and relics, but as I say, digging was impossible.
However I did find a few coins and a nice old ANZAC Badge.
Proudly worn by soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Australian Imperial Forces in both World Wars, the ‘Rising Sun’ badge has become an integral part of Digger tradition.
The distinctive shape, worn on the upturned brim of a slouch hat, is readily identified with the spirit of ANZAC.
Yet despite the badge’s historic significance, well researched theories as to its origin are more numerous than its seven points.
In 1902 a badge was urgently sought for the Australian contingents raised after Federation for service in South Africa during the Boer War.
Probably the most widely-accepted version of the origin of this badge is that which attributes the selection of its design to a British officer, Major General Sir Edward Hutton, KCB, KCMG, the newly appointed Commander-in-chief of the Australian Forces.
He had earlier received as a gift from Brigadier General Joseph Gordon, a military acquaintance of long standing, a “Trophy of Arms” comprising mounted cut and thrust swords and triangular Martini Henri bayonets arranged in a semicircle around a brass crown. To Major General Hutton the shield was symbolic of the co-ordination of the Naval and Military Forces of the Commonwealth.
A refurbished replica of the shield is on display in the main foyer of Army Headquarters in Canberra. (Figure 1).
The original design, created and produced in haste for issue to the contingent departing to South Africa, was modified in 1904. This badge(Figure 2), was worn through both World Wars.
Since its inception the Basic form of the 1904 version has remained unchanged although modifications have been made to the wording on the scroll and to the style of crown.
In 1949, when Corps and Regimental Badges were reintroduced into service, the wording on the scroll of the “Rising Sun” Badge was changed to read “Australian Military Forces”. (Figure 3).
Twenty years later, the badge was again modified to incorporate the Federation Star and Torse Wreath from the original 1902 version of the badge and the scroll wording changed to “Australia” (Figure 4).
In the 75th anniversary year of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli there arose a desire to return to the traditional accoutrements worn by Australian soldiers during the World Wars and which clearly identify the Australian Army. (Figure 5). The recent change coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Army which was commemorated on 1st March 1991.
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Pictured above, I also found the following
- Candle Extinguisher? (Silver Spoon)
- WW2 Era ANZAC Badge
- Brass WW2 Era Army Button
- Decimal Coins
On the weekend I got permission from a local farmer to do some metal detecting around his old family homestead, which is no longer lived in, it is situated around 20 kilometres from my local town.
So I headed out there in my car excited to be on another metal detecting trip, confident of finding some lost momentos of another era.
On arrival it did not take long for me to find my first old coin, around 2 minutes, so that is always a good boost for confidence when metal detecting, finding something more or less straight away.
I spent a couple hours there, and found a few interesting things to add to my metal detecting collection.
This is what I found
The firm of Thomas Bolton & Sons grew out of a business producing metal buckles into one of the world’s leading wire, especially electrical wire, manufacturers. This article traces the development of the company from its early years in the late 18th century to its takeover by the cable companies in 1961. Important stages in the company’s growth were marked by the introduction of cold drawing and continuous wire drawing to meet the demand for long lengths of high-conductivity, high-tensile-strength copper wire for the telegraph and telephone industries
- Australian 1 & 2 Cent Coins
- 1911 Australian Penny
- 1942 Australian Penny
- 1941 Australian Penny
- Highly Decorated Ladies Victorian Era Broach – Reverse Side Photo
- Victorian Era Necklace Pendant – Made from Lead – Would have previously been painted gold
Thats about all I found at that place, apart from the usual junk, such as pulltabs, aluminum cigarette foil and nails and heaps of lead to add to my lead collection.
There would likely be much more around the place, but as usual with alot of these old houses, they have lost bits of their tin roofs and the ground is heavily littered with tin, metal and much more.
It was a great day and it is always great to bring home a few lost treasures!
Filed under Australian Decimal Coins, Australian Pre Decimal Coins, Broaches, Coin Shooting, Coins, Finds Catalogue, Metal Detecting Photos, Necklace Charms, Old Houses, Pendants, Penny · Tagged with 1911 Penny, 1941 Penny, 1942 penny, broach, Broaches, decimal coins, Jewellery, old homes, Old Houses, Pendants, Pre-Decimal
Just writing this to inform any readyers that I have been a bit quite lately writing … why? Well at the moment I have so much going on, my girlfriend and I are in the process of buying a small business, so that has kept me flat out.
I also own a great Australian Ute Website and that site keeps me absolutely flat out. I am just starting to do a bit of signwriting for stickers and decals, my online ute shop is full of heaps of stuff I sell to my dedicated members of over 7000 people.
So feel free to check it out. I also own another 5 or 6 websites which keep me busy, Blue People which is for people suffering from Depression and Mental Illness, a Rural Australian Classifieds website and some other ones.
But don’t despair I have still been doing a bit of Metal Detecting, I just have not found the time to photograph my finds, something I will endeavour to do next week when I return from a trip to Perth.
In the meantime, I’d like to show you a few of the old houses I have been metal detecting around over the last few weeks.
Soon, I will be going through all my photos of Old Australian Homesteads and listing them in my Hunting Sites Gallery