Historical information

This photograph shows entrants in the fancy dress competition at a swimming carnival held at Cameron Lagoon (the billabong at the back of the football oval) in 1898.


This item is a pictorial record of community recreational sports common to the Orbost district in the 19th century.

Physical description

A small black / white photograph of six men in fancy dress standing on a plank of wood suspended over water. One is holding a bicycle.

Inscriptions & markings

on back - " Swimming Match, Cameron Lagoon, fancy dress 1898"