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black and white photograph

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

Description
A small black / white photograph of four men fishing from a river bank. Three are sitting and one is standing.
Size
H-77mm W-102mm
Object Registration
1243
Keywords
fishing-marlo herbert-lancelot
Historical information
this photograph shows men fishing in the Snowy River at Marlo - possibly at Bream Point. The man in the white coat is Lancelot Herbert.
Lancelot Herbert came to Orbost in 1886, taking up a partnership with local store-owner George Temple. After Mr Temple’s death in 1891, Lancelot took over the store and progressively developed Herberts Snowy River Stores which grew into a department store of several shops along Nicholson St. He also had small shops at Cann River, Noorinbee and Genoa which were run by members of his family, as well as a carrying business and fuel outlets. Lancelot died on 2/6/1911 and his wife Martha [died 1945] are buried in a joint grave in Orbost Cemetery. (info. Noreen and Lindsay Thomson. More from "In Times Gone By' by Deborah Hall)
When Made
late 19th - early 20th century?
Significance
This item is associated with the Herbert family very early settlers in the Orbost district. It is also associated with Marlo which has always been a popular fishing destination
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - Lancelot Herbert in white coat fishing
Last updated
13 Jun 2019 at 8:22PM