Historical information

J Blight's quarry is located on Mt Alexander. It was opened up by Blight, a Cornish born quarryman turned gold-miner, in 1862. The quarries supplied Harcourt granite to monumental yards and building sites all over Australia.


The photo depicts the average workforce of the Harcourt granite quarry as well as the methods of transportation of the heavy blocks of stone.

Physical description

B & W photograph showing 19 workers on the floor of the quarry using cranes to lift large blocks of granite onto lorries drawn by teams of horses. Several women and a child are watching