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black and white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white photograph (copy) of a punt loaded with people and a horse-drawn carriage making its way across a river.
Size
H-127mm W-195mm
Object Registration
1038
Keywords
snowy-river-orbost transport shipping
Historical information
A punt crossed the Snowy River at Orbost from 1884. A bridge was constructed in 1893, but was soon damaged by a huge flood. Flooding was a regular occurrence, the worst inundations being in 1870, 1893, 1925, 1934, 1952 and 1971. Over the years major flood protection works have been implemented. The Princes Highway, which passes Orbost, now crosses the flood plain on raised concrete supports. (info, from Victorian Places Orbost)
When Made
late 19th century
Significance
This item is associated with the Snowy River and its history. It is a pictorial record of transport in the late 19th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front at bottom - "Snowy River Punt"
Last updated
15 Jan 2019 at 11:47AM