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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 five people, three men and two women, standing in front of a wooden cottage. The man on the left is wearing what appears to be a ship's captain's uniform.
Size
H-110mm W-155mm
Object Registration
3182
Historical information
Snowy River Shipping Company formed in 1880. They were soon shipping produce (mainly vegetables) from the area to Melbourne. The Snowy River Shipping Company was formed by Mr Henry James during the 1880s, with Captain McNeil as master.
Captain McNeil was an always cheerful Marlo identity and local children had many times sailing with him on the river. Captain McNeil with tug went out through the entrance and brought in the schooners.
When Made
July 1897
Significance
This photograph is associated with an early Marlo identity.
Inscriptions & Markings
on back - "Capt. McNeil in front of house, Marlo, July 1897"
Last updated
10 Mar 2020 at 2:48PM