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black and white photograph

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

Description
A black / white portrait photograph of a full-bearded man sitting at a table with one hand leaning on his knee and the other holding a piece of paper. He is wearing a dark suit with a longis coat.
Size
H-185mm W-134mm
Object Registration
1236
Keywords
richardson-samuel curlip timber-orbost
Historical information
The Richardson family was one of the very early settler families to establish themselves in the Orbost district. Samuel Richardson was a sawmiller and farmer in Orbost. He built The Curlip, a wooden paddle-steamer of 9 tons gross and dimensions of 43 feet long, 10 feet wide and a depth of 3 feet, on the slipway at their Tabarra sawmill in 1890.
The Ballarat Horticultural Society was established in 1859 by a group of thirteen men with the aim of establishing an association for all lovers of horticulture. There were many such societies throughout the colonies making a contribution to their communities.
When Made
second half 19th century
Significance
Samuel Richardson, with his family, was a very early settler in the Orbost / Marlo district.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - Samuel Richardson 1821-1892
Last updated
13 Jun 2019 at 7:25PM