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Willaura Weighbridge, ca late19C

From the Collection of Ararat & District Historical Society (operating the Langi Morgala Museum) 48 Queen Street Ararat Victoria

Description
Sepia photograph of the Willaura Weighbridge, ca late19C. The photograph is in poor condition, but some important details can be ascertained.
Size
13.5cm * 8.5cm
Object Registration
8809
Keywords
willaura, weighbridge, postcard, horses, wagons, wool, transport
Historical information
This photograph shows a Willaura which no longer exists. The weighbridge was part of a transportation system that included horses, wagons, silos, and trains. When this photograph was taken by the unknown photographer, the weighbridge was crowded with people and wagons. It is a part of the tradition of combining (often personal) photographs with the postcard format.
Significance
Langi Morgala Museum does not have many photographs of nearby Willaura, so this could be one of a few early photographs of the town not in private hands. This postcard, unlike many of its genre, has not been posted and does not contain a personal communication.
Inscriptions & Markings
no relevant inscriptions
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM