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

Description
Four black / white photographs of road construction and rail bridges.
Size
H-118mm W-165mm
Object Registration
3255
Keywords
road-construction-newmerella princes-freeway-newmerella ashby's-gulch-newmerella orbost-railway
Historical information
3255.1 is a photograph of the Princes Freeway construction of the roadway embankment at the foot of Newmerella Hill. 3255.2 is of the construction of the roadway, the Princes Freeway looking down from Newmerella toward Orbost. 3255.3 shows the Princes Freeway from Grandview , Newmerella, and shows the southern end of Ashby's Gulch with its bridge. 3255.4 is of the Princes Freeway showing the bridge across Ashby's Gulch and a train on the railway viaduct.

Ashby's Gulch is named for the Ashby family. The Ashby family was one of the early settlers in Orbost at Newmerella. Roy Ashby, son of James Rowland Ashby and Edith Annie Hall, was born on 21 Nov 1892 in Orbost. Victoria. Australia and died in 1942 in Orbost. Victoria. Australia at age 50. Roy married Elsie May Stephens, daughter of James Stephens and Sarah Taylor, in 1920 in Victoria.Australia. Elsie was born on 15 Sep 1898 in Beaconsfield Tasmania.Australia and died in 1974 in Orbost Australia at age 76. Their children were: Roy Ashby, William Henry Ashby, Cordelia Valma Ashby and Edith Ashby.

When Made
first half 20th century
Significance
This photograph is associated with the construction of the main roads into Orbost. It is also connected to the Orbost to Bairnsdale Railway.
Last updated
3 Jun 2020 at 11:27AM