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Waterfall scene on the Coliban River, near Elphinstone
(c. 1876)

Medium
albumen silver photograph
Measurements
13.4 × 19.1 cm
Inscription
printed in ink on support l.c.: WATERFALL SCENE ON THE COLIBAN RIVER, NEAR ELPHINSTONE. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 23. / WATERFALL SCENE ON THE COLIBAN RIVER, NEAR ELPHINSTONE. / The scene this illustration presents is but one of the many that exist along the course of this shallow River, which, / like its parent the Campaspie, abounds with rocky and romantic scenery. The fall of the River at this place is over / one hundred feet, but is broken by a long course of rocks to the lower bed; the actual fall as seen is about forty feet. / The Coliban, though only a branch of the Campaspie, derives its name from the fact that its course runs through the / Coliban Park. Gold is found in considerable quantities along the banks and in the stream, but at the present time / these diggings are worked only by Chinamen.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.l.: N.J. CAIRE, Photo.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.: ANGLO-AUSTRALASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY.
printed in ink on support reverse l.c.r.: No. 2 Sherwood Street, Richmond.
Accession Number
PH106.21-1988
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display

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