Skip navigation
Skip navigation

View of approach to Melbourne from abattoir

This image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.

Download (51.18 MB)


CollectionsElder Smith and Company
Date created: 1857
Description: 
View of the Yarra River with the buildings of Melbourne in the background. In the right foreground is a rowing boat with two men, one in a top hat. The ships depicted include a paddle steamer and various types of sailing ship. A tent encampment can be seen on the right beyond a reed bed. Abattoirs and other trades that needed water tended to congregate along the river. From 1852, many gold rush migrants found shelter among the wharves, and some old abattoirs were made available for temporary accommodation.
Location: Yarra River, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/103

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
002-882-17.tif51.18 MBTIFFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator