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black and white photograph/ poscards

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

Two black / white photographs of dairy herds.
H-102mm W-145mm
Object Registration
dairying-orbost agriculture-orbost pardew-dairy tallagoota-dairy
Historical information
Edward James Pardew died in 26/9/1927 aged 92. He came to Orbost from New Zealand in 1886 and selected 720 acres of hill land in the Brodribb area. He was a member of the first Orbost Shire Council. His daughter had a fruit & meat shop in McLeod Street. He was an inaugural vestryman of St James Church of England.
One of the most prominent farmers on the Snowy was John Gilbert, a large landowner. His breeding establishment was at Tullagoota, about two and a half kilometres
down the river from Orbost.
When Made
C1890 - 1920
Made By
Vogt. W.S. (Maker)
Dairying in the Orbost district was once a mainstay of the farming community. Today the properties are fewer and smaller.
Inscriptions & Markings
3188.1 - on front - printed -"ORBOST EAST GIPPSLAND"; hand-written - :PARDEWS DAIRY & BARN"
3188.2 - on front - printed - " W. S. VOGT"; hand-written - "DAIRY HERD TALLAGOOTA< ORBOST"
Last updated
12 Mar 2020 at 2:53PM