Historical information

The photo shows a view looking north from Lydiard St South with a tram in the far distance. Rose Series P10044. In the view are the buildings of Franklin Chambers, Craigs Hotel, and the Post Office. The Franklin Chambers Building with its Art Deco front has been refaced since this photo was taken. On the rear, Wal Jack in a note to Ken Magor has written "4-wheeler tram from Lydiard St North is about to turn left into Sturt St. Another tram seen in the background is just over the level crossing outside Ballarat Railway Station. Photo taken from Lydiard St South, about 1939-1940".
Item 5463 has a poor-quality negative with a similar image to this postcard. See 8977 for a similar image also by Rose.


Yields information about Lydiard St south during the 1940s.

Physical description

Postcard black and white, divided back, with a handwritten note on rear.

Inscriptions & markings

See image 2 for details of the handwritten note by Wal Jack on the rear.