Historical information

Photo looks west from the Ballarat Fire Station (East) tower, and has a good view looking along Barkly St. Shows the crossing loop between Eastwood and Main St with one tram in the view. Wal has dated the photo as 1914 in his album notes.
On rear Wal Jack has written "Looking up Barkly St towards Mt Pleasant. Photo taken from Ballarat Fire Station about 1914-1916 period. Old type tram from Mt Pleasant about to turn into Main St. Note old passing loop behind tram. Loop removed to top of rise in centre background. Old Ballarat East Gardens on left and council yards, showing big tin shed in centre of picture. Locality much altered today."
See item 5127 for a digital image.


Yields information about the buildings and scene looking west from the Fire Station tower along Barkly St. East Ballarat

Physical description

Postcard Black and white - Rose Series No P4614, Divided back. No publishers details on rear.

Inscriptions & markings

See image 2 for Wal Jack's notes.