The Ostrich Farm, South Head, Sydney
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The Ostrich Farm, South Head, Sydney

c1893. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, stamped title on backing below image and verso, 16 x 21.2cm. Foxing, soiling, minor surface loss, laid down on original backing.

The ostrich farm was owned by Joseph Barracluff in the Watsons Bay/Vaucluse area. He arrived in Sydney from England in 1884, and started a feather shop in Elizabeth Street. In 1893 Barracluff went to England and met Queen Victoria as a member of the NSW Lancers. When he returned to Sydney he established the ostrich farm at South Head, the first in Australia. The farm became a tourist attraction. A prominent and active figure in the eastern suburbs, Barracluff was an alderman of Waverley, and from 1914 to 1915 he was mayor. Ref: SMH, Nov 1918.

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Item #CL174-71

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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