Not all my inspired thoughts for posts pay dividends.
It started with Hels writing a fascinating post about the railway town of Swindon in England, a model town built for railway workers. She has subsequently written about another, Port Sunlight. I was immediately reminded of our own town of Yallourn, built for the workers of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. The beautiful town of Yallourn has long been demolished and I can't really think of another model town such as Yallourn in our state.
Then I thought of Rawson, built in Gippsland to house the construction workers of the mighty Thomson Dam. Perhaps it was kind of a model town built for workers? Although I knew the area well, the town of Rawson was built long after I left the area. After checking several sources, there is nothing to tell you about Rawson apart from it still being there. It is an ordinary small country town and certainly not a model town.
Ah well, it was a thought.