Town 25 – Lal Lal

Municipality: Moorabool Shire

Population: About 800 people, 228 residences.

First settled: 1845, originally as part of an extensive sheep run.

Main industries: Agriculture, mining (historically)

Claim to fame: The iconic and natural beauty, Lal Lal Falls.

Five fast facts

1. So nice they named it twice! Lal Lal means “dashing waters” in the original Wathaurong community.

2. Lal Lal holds the record for the highest crowd at a country race meet – more than 32,000 people on New Year’s Day, 1937. About 10,000 racegoers arrived by train.

3. Geologists say centuries ago, Lal Lal was a lake with a natural sand bank. A series of eruptions created the town’s surrounding rivers.

4. Gold prospecting dominated Lal Lal in the late 1800s and in 1981 there was talk of bringing a diamond drill to town.

5. Lal Lal Falls is the spiritual resting place of the Kulin people.

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anonymous asked:

my week was alright thank you :) not very eventful but yeah haha. so what kinds of things do you like? (like what music do you listen to, what kinds of hobbies do you have, etc???) I'm trying to think of things to talk about I'm bad at this sorry omg -secret valentine

I am glad your week was good!! And you are not as bad as me trust me 😂😂 (if that makes any of us feel better, well not really) in my leisure time I like drawing/painting, playing guitar, watching series and films , reading (although I am a super slow reader whale there is nothing I do fast except for talking lallal) and ofc anything Taylor related activity (watching the 1989 World Tour, watching interviews, etc) 💕😊! I listen to loads of music and I know way too much songs by heart hahaha one of my best friends is always like how?? Do ?? You?? Know?? So?? Many?? Songs??? (Well most of them are mainly pop and also country so I probably suck if I play guess the soul music song, though I must say I tolerate any type of music it does not bother me at all to listen to other types of music ) I think my favorite artists/bands apart from Taylor are Birdy, Halsey, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Hunter Hayes, Bruno Mars. I also like Alessia Cara, Little Mix (Get Weird is 👌), Rachel Platten, Selena and I like Christina Grimmie’s voice quite a lot.