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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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