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View of Victoria Hill, Bendigo, taken from Old Chum Hill
(c. 1876)

Medium
albumen silver photograph
Measurements
13.2 × 18.7 cm
Inscription
printed in ink on support l.c.: VIEW OF STURT STREET, BALLARAT, TAKEN FROM THE TOWN HALL TOWER. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 13. / VIEW OF VICTORIA HILL, BENDIGO, TAKEN FROM OLD CHUM HILL. / This scene represents two of the principal Quartz-reef claims in the district of Bendigo, with their surface / excavations. The one nearest the foreground is the North Old Chum's Company's claim, which is very rich with / gold-bearing quartz. The other claim, on the hill side, is the private property of Mr. George Lansell, and is even / more valuable than the former, giving employment to over 100 men. The building on the right is the quartz-crushing / plant belonging to the new Chum and Victoria Companies. The excavations are several hundred feet in depth.
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
PH106.12-1988
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display

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