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View of Belfast, Port Fairy, Victoria.

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CollectionsElder Smith and Company
Date created: 1857
Description: 
Seascape with three men in a small boat that has a single mast and a furled sail. On shore can be seen the township of Port Fairy, including light coloured buildings, a windmill, a flagpole and a signal station. A ship with sails and a funnel emitting smoke, a sailing ship and rowing boat are visible on the harbour beyond Griffiths Island. This part of the coastline was a centre for hunting whales and seals, and crews from Tasmania and New South Wales established stations on the island. The settlement was originally called Port Fairy, but a major land holder re-named it Belfast until in 1887, an Act of Parliament gave the town back its old name.
Location: Port Fairy, Victoria
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/96
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/96

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