Historical information

The photo shows the view of the south side of Sturt Street from Lydiad St, looking east. The Robbie Burns statue is on the left of the card, along with the Mechanics Institute, The Ballarat Gas Co, Buckshead Hotel. There is one tram parked in the parking loop. On the rear, Wal Jack in a note to Ken Magor has written: "4 wheeler (No. 30 or 33?) in parking loop. Lower Sturt St from Lydiard St, looking east showing narrow Bridge St and Victoria St hill. Mt Warrenheip 4 miles away." Has a sketch of the tram tracks as well. C1950


Yields information about Ballarat during the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Physical description

Postcard black and white, undivided back, with a handwritten note on rear. Card No. V39.

Inscriptions & markings

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