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Giant fern trees: Splitters' Track, Black Spur
(c. 1876)

Medium
albumen silver photograph
Measurements
18.7 × 13.3 cm
Inscription
printed in ink on support l.c.: GIANT FERN TREES: SPLITTERS' TRACK, BLACK SPUR. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink (vertically) on support reverse u.c.l.: J.W. FORBES, Agent,
printed in ink (vertically) on support reverse c.l.: ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY, MELBOURNE.
printed in ink (vertically) on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 8. / GIANT FERN TREES: SPLITTERS' TRACK, BLACK SPUR. / The scene which this illustration represents is situated on Morley's Creek, at the foot of the Black Spur, and is / about a mile and a half from the Township of Fernshawe. The Fern Trees in this locality are of gigantic growth, / measuring 50 feet in height, the fronds of which are from 12 to 15 feet long. This excessive growth is attributable / to the great number of springs flowing into the creek, thereby causing the surrounding soil to be in a continual / state of moisture.
printed in ink (vertically) on support reverse l.c.l.: 10 Temple Court, Collins Street West.
Accession Number
PH106.8-1988
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display

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