Historical information

In 1887 Creswick had a population of around 25,000 people during the gold rush but now is only about 1/10th of its original size.

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Physical description

Framed hand coloured lithographic print from Wither's 'History of Ballarat' showing two diggers looking over Creswick Creek. A scar tree is depicted in the left foreground. The work was published in the 1887 History of Ballarat by W.B. Withers.