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The Erskine River waterfall
(c. 1876)

Medium
albumen silver photograph
Measurements
13.4 × 18.7 cm
Inscription
printed in ink on support l.c.: THE ERSKINE RIVER WATERFALL. / COPYRIGHT REGISTERED.
printed in ink on support reverse c.: VIEWS OF VICTORIA. / (GENERAL SERIES.) / No. 52. / THE ERSKINE RIVER WATERFALL. / The River Erskine, which empties itself in Loutitt Bay, is noted for the grandeur of its scenery. Its sources, / owing to the impenetrability of the bush and the mountainous nature of the country, are unknown. They may / eventually be traced a long way into the Cape Otway Ranges. An idea of the difficulty with which the present / very beautiful illustration was obtained may be gained from the fact that it took our assistants several days / to convey the apparatus a distance of six miles and back. The depth of the fall is 150 feet. The foilage as seen / comprises the very rare staghorn tree, the myrtle, the dogwood tree, and ferns.
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
PH106.49-1988
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased from Admission Funds, 1988
Gallery location
Not on display

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