Omeo, an historic Gippsland gold mining town on the Great Alpine Road, nestled high in the Australian Alps.
Once one of the wildest goldfields in Australia.
A town rich in Australian history.
Omeo, the town I was born in.
In 1834, a Galicia-born Austrian naturalist named Johan Lhotsky discovered gold in the Livingstone Creek.
The site where he washed an ounce of gold from the sand would become the town of Omeo, a ramshackle town of calico tents and bark-roofed huts with a post office, a store and a pub, would grow to a vibrant town of 9400 people at the height of the mining boom.
An account of its first 100 years . . . .