Historical information

Both photographs are of historical interest in Ballarat.


The Fernery photograph is of particular interest especially since the Fernery in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens was rebuilt. The Eureka Stockade gives perspective on the changes that have taken place in more recent years.

Physical description

2 sepia photographs. The Fernery, Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Eureka Stockade, Ballarat. The titles are printed at the bottom of each photograph. The Eureka Stockade has a fold mark down the centre of it.

Inscriptions & markings

The Fernery photograph is part of "The Rose Series" P1807 which is written in the bottom lefthand corner and on the back is written at the top of the card, righthand side, "A Real Photograph produced in Australia". On the lefthand side is written, "published by the Rose Stereograph, Armadale, Victoria". With the Eureka Stockade photo, "Valentine Series No.1560 is written in the bottom lefthand corner. On the back, righthand side is written, "Valentine Publishing Company Co., Melbourne and Sydney".