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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 an operational mine with scaffolding and bridges. There are several men standing in front.
Object Registration
1254
Keywords
mining-club-terrace mallina-mine battery-mines gold-mining-east-ippsland
Historical information
This photograph shows the Battery Goldmine at Club Terrace from 1896 - 1905. Gold was found at Club Terrace in 1896. One of the best finds at Club Terrace was the 'Ace of Clubs' mine which was later sold to the Mallina Gold Mining Company. Syd Cadwallader was appointed manager of the company. The gold was smelted and brought to Orbost on horseback. The only protection against thieves was a revolver and riding crop, which the manager always carried. The 'Ace of Clubs' was eventually closed as the company was unable to cope with the rising water problem. (information Newsletter February 2011 - John Phillips)

When Made
1896 - 1905
Significance
This is a pictorial record of gold mining in East Gippsland during the late 19th - early 20th century.
Last updated
20 Jun 2019 at 11:30AM