black and white photograph
From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria
- A black / white photograph of the Orbost farming flats. The sky is very cloudy. There are paddocks of crops in the foreground.
- H-89mm W-137mm
- orbost-flats-farming lloyd-frank
- This postcard is addressed to Tom Lloyd from Uncle Frank c/o F. Lloyd Esq, Bairnsdale.
- first half 20th century
- Sherwood (Maker)
- 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.
- on front - "Orbost Flats"
on back - "How are you enjoying your holiday.......Uncle Frank"
- 27 May 2019 at 3:31PM