Item #CL172-12 Slatey Creek Diggings, Victoria. Edward Haigh, fl. Aust British, c.
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Slatey Creek Diggings, Victoria

c1860s. Pair of albumen paper photographs, stereo card format, number “108”, photographer’s line and title in letterpress label affixed to backing and annotated in pencil verso, 8.1 x 7cm (approx. each). Minor foxing.

Annotation reads “We have begun to destroy the beauty of this creek. It will no longer run clear between its banks, covered with wattles and tea-trees, and amongst its shallow parts overgrown with foreign-looking shrubs, flags and cypress-grass. A little while, and its whole course will exhibit nothing but nakedness, and heaps of gravel and mud. We diggers are horribly destructive of the picturesque.’ William Howitt, Land, Labour and Gold; or Two Years in Victoria, 1855.”

Item #CL172-12

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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