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meyery2k

Another place gone, maybe...

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Mike your title  reminded me of a view I saw years ago of a town that had gone, leaving  the remnants  such as  brick chimneys & fences.

I doubt even plastic would remain after all  that lava covering your missing town. 

 

In the 50's  it was decided to expand the Hume Weir in Victoria &  the little town of Tallangatta was moved 5 miles / 8km  away .

When I was there as a tourist, it was in a  drought so the water was very low exposing these structures.

 

These days the authorities just  " acquire " ones land giving a pittance in compensation. 

Back in the 1950's they were more compassionate & created a similar township by  actually moving the houses & businesses  to it .

They even made repairs &  painted the houses.

I just found these two links.

One being of an  old timer reflecting on the move & the other showing images .

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/moving-to-new-tallangatta-60-anniversary/7691010

 

https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/tallangatta/tallangatta-the-town-that-moved/

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