Historical information

James Oddie was one of the earliest settlers of Ballarat. Known as the 'father' of Ballarat important events in his life were often highlighted.

Physical description

A black and white photo stuck onto mount board showing 23 people standing on the Verandah of James Oddie's house in Macarthur Street Ballarat. The photo was taken the occasion of James Oddie's 85th birthday. James Oddie stands in front of the doorwar. The bearded man 2 people to the right of James Oddie is Alfred Mica Smith of the Ballarat School of Mines

Inscriptions & markings

On mount 'James Oddie's 85th Birthday Party, Ballarat, 31st March, 1909.' 'Richards & Co Ballarat'