Wednesday, May 27, 2015

RIP to the old Majorca general store in regional Victoria, with its ghost sign

This week the old general store in the former Victorian gold mining town of Majorca (now a ghost town) burnt down. What a shame. One of the few reminders of a past boom time that used to include 250 shops. Here's a pic from the Lost Maryborough Facebook page:

And here's some video of the fire on Facebook, courtesy of local journalist Caleb Cluff:


  1. most people don't realize the value of something until it's gone!

  2. I was just there in Feb photographing ghost signs ( in the little forgotten gold rush towns and I spent a good two hours in Majorca. They building was stunning. Very sad to read about the fire and hasty demolishing.