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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 mounted on a dark grey buff card. It shows a man and a dog sitting net to slabs of stacked marble.
Size
H-197mm W-248mm
Object Registration
1090
Keywords
buchan-marble australia-house shrine-of-remembrance nowa-nowa-railway geology
Historical information
This photograph shows marble waiting to be loaded on the train at Nowa Nowa Station to be sent to Melbourne for the Shrine of Remembrance and Australia Housee in London.
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 stacked at Nowa Nowa Rail Station for Australia House."
Last updated
12 Feb 2019 at 2:35PM