The Old Mud Hut, Balladonia, Western Australia
The Old Mud Hut, Balladonia, Western Australia
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The Old Mud Hut, Balladonia, Western Australia

1897. Printing-out paper photograph, accompanied by typed title from original album, 11.1 x 16cm. Slight foxing, indentations.

Held in SLWA with the comment “Four men and two children outside stone building with a sign ‘Jubilee Tavern’. Left to right: Unidentified, Andrew Dunn, J.A.K (Jack) Baesjou (manager and bookkeeper for the station), possibly Harry Hatton, Tom Dunn, Dorothy Baesjou. First homestead building built by Stephen and William Ponson and John Sharp.”

Balladonia “was first settled by Europeans in the late 1870s, and by the 1880s Balladonia Homestead, a remarkable stone building given the available building materials, had been completed.” Ref: B. Elder (Aussietowns).

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Item #CL195-24

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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