Images from the Past

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Can you identify these images?

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria has an extensive collection of photographs and other image material including glass slides, artworks and maps. Among the collection is a set of large painted glass lantern slides depicting views of early colonial life in Victoria and possibly New South Wales, probably during the gold rush in the 1850s.

The nine images are shown in the previous posts in this blog. If you have any information about these images including possible locations of the areas depicted please post your comments (click the comments link) for the relevant image and fill in the Comments Box. You will be asked to sign in order to post your comment. Or you can email your comment to office@historyvictoria.org.au with the subject Images from the Past.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Colonial town


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of a town beside a river. There is a herd of cattle on a road and an Aboriginal family beside the river. c1855

Tent settlement


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of a tent settlement and a shepherd with his flock of sheep. c1855

Tent settlement


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of a tent settlement that extends across a stream. c1855

Gold mining settlement


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of a gold mining settlement showing tents and timber stores, miners relaxing and some holes in the ground. c1855

Gold mining settlement


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of possibly a gold mining settlement showing troopers riding horses, a covered wagon, another wagon carrying people following two men with a pick and shovel. A timber stores building and other buildings complete the picture. c1855

Gold mining settlement


Large painted glass lantern slide of a panoramic view of possibly a gold mining settlement of mostly tents plus a timber building labelled 'bread and bacon stores' and a tent labelled 'coffee stores. c1855