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black and white photograph

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

Description
A large black / white photograph of men working in a marble quarry.
Size
H-148mm W-189mm
Object Registration
1092
Keywords
buchan-marble geology shrine-of-remembrance australia-house-london
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 and Australia House in London is noteworthy.
Last updated
12 Feb 2019 at 2:50PM