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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 two men in a wagon pulled by a team of horses (5?). The wagon is loaded with bags and is on a bush track.
Size
H-78mm W-108mm
Object Registration
1321
Keywords
transport wagon-horses
Historical information
This is a photograph of the wagon service to the Bendoc goldfields. The service commenced in 1887.
When Made
late 19th - early 20th century
Significance
This is a pictorial record of transport in the mid 18th - early 19th century. Pack horses were vital for the delivery of goods, responding to emergencies as they could travel in country inaccessible to larger horse - drawn carts or wagon
Last updated
2 Sep 2019 at 2:21PM