[Treasury Building, Melbourne]. Charles Nettleton, 1826–1902 Aust.
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[Treasury Building, Melbourne]

c1870s. Albumen paper photograph, carte-de-visite format, “C. Nettleton” photographer’s line printed on backing verso, 6.1 x 8.6cm. Laid down on original backing.

Photographer’s line includes “Photographed by C. Nettleton, Prize Medallist, 1, Madeline Street, Melbourne.”

Considered to be one of Australia’s “finest Renaissance Revival” buildings, the Treasury Building was designed by a relatively young architect J.J. Clark at the age of 19. The building, constructed between 1858 to 1862, was funded by wealth arising from the Victorian Gold Rush. The building’s main function was to house gold, but by the time it was built the gold rush was over, and was subsequently used to store government documents. The Treasury was also the “unofficial first capital building of Australia. In February 1899, a ‘secret’ Premiers’ conference was convened, after which it was decided Melbourne’s Parliament House would be the temporary capital until the location of the Australian National Capital was officially decided.” Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL203-4

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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