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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 a quarry pit with marble slabs on the ground.
Size
H-112mm W-160mm
Object Registration
1089
Keywords
buchan-marble shrine-of-remembrance australia-house
Historical information
In the early 1900s black marble was being mined in the Bruthen district. Some was used for the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and Australia House in London. 900 tonnes were shipped to London to be included in the construction of Australia House.
When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
Marble quarrying has been a significant part of the history of Buchan in East Gippsland. Its inclusion in the Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial is noteworthy.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Marble blocks for the Shrine of Remembrance..."
Last updated
12 Feb 2019 at 2:26PM