Steiglitz Historic Park may have been a mining hive of activity 150 years ago, but at times it’s hard to see signs of all those people who toiled in the area. Except for something like this. Without fail, on every visit, I’ve found a piece of Willow pattern ceramic somewhere. Creeks, tracks and believe it or not, one bit I found crushed into a dirt road by vehicles.
This shard was lying in a bone dry, Sutherland Creek, as I wandered up it.
Hi Greg. It does make one curious to find these pieces and wonder who used them and how old they are. I once collected a whole lot of pieces from an old homestead site on a farm to use in a mosaic. I liked the thought of creating a piece of art that was made of implements used by people from the past. I do find it surprising how much has survived. It's much better than finding empty plastic bottles and used wrappers on a hike! Jane.
Yeah, I've seen dozens of these pieces around in all my Goldfields walks. Creeks are a good spot, which is where this one came from. The blue colour tends to stand out in dusty, sand 🙂
I've always been a history buff and really felt it when living in England. Here? Not so much 🙂