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The township of Walhalla
(c. 1876)

albumen silver photograph
12.9 × 18.8 cm
printed in ink on support l.c.: THE TOWNSHIP OF WALHALLA. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 37. / THE TOWNSHIP OF WALHALLA. / This romantic Township is situated near Stringer's Creek, in Gipps Land, not far from the celebrated Baw-Baw / Mountains. The Long Tunnel Gold claim has proved a great source of wealth to this small out-of-the-way place, / yielding sometimes between 2,000 and 3,000 ounces of gold per month. The population, which is mostly a mining / one, reaches nearly 2,000 inhabitants, and are scattered about among the creeks and gullies of the neighbourhood. / Until recently, the road traffic was limited to pack-horses, in consequence of the precipitous hills which surround / the Town.
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
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display