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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 of the Orbost farming flats. The sky is very cloudy. There are paddocks of crops in the foreground.
Size
H-89mm W-137mm
Object Registration
1052
Keywords
orbost-flats-farming lloyd-frank
Historical information
This postcard is addressed to Tom Lloyd from Uncle Frank c/o F. Lloyd Esq, Bairnsdale.
When Made
first half 20th century
Made By
Sherwood (Maker)
Significance
This item is a pictorial record associated with the agricultural history of Orbost. .The extensive Snowy river flood plain was swampy, but by the 1880s the river flats were being drained. The Orbost flats are very fertile and crops were planted on the rich deep soil, with maize rapidly becoming widespread.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front - "Orbost Flats"
on back - "How are you enjoying your holiday.......Uncle Frank"
Last updated
27 May 2019 at 3:31PM