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State school, Fernshawe
(c. 1876)

albumen silver photograph
13.3 × 18.8 cm
printed in ink on support l.c.: STATE SCHOOL, FERNSHAWE. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 5. / STATE SCHOOL, FERNSHAWE. / This educational institution occupies one of the most romantic situations of any of the State Schools in Victoria. / On either side of it runs a river and a creek, whilst immediately surrounding it are a great many large fern trees. / The background comprises many giants of the forest. In the centre of the picture stands a stump, about 60 feet / high, which has evidently been struck by lightning. The neighbourhood, not being a very populous one, furnishes / but 30 children for educational training.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.l.: J.W. FORBES, Agent,
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.: ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY, MELBOURNE
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.r.: 10 Temple Court, Collins Street West.
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display