I snapped these workers arriving at the Newcrest mining village which is near the caravan park were we camped for the weekend.
You see, gold is not all in the past. Around Blayney there are active gold mines and they happily allowed a fly-in fly-out mining village to be established in the town. Itinerant workers may not be the traditional good citizen for a country town but they bring life and patronage to the shopping centre.
So it takes good fortune, diversification and a willingness to welcome strangers for a town to prosper.