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Negative - Miners, Creswick (?), Victoria, circa 1875 Image Reg. No: MM 003717

Description Of Content:
Group of miners, some holding lanterns. There is a man on horseback on the left.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Tom Chalkley, 1987
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: horses, lanterns, miners, mining
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Extraction - General
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Creswick (?), Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Creator: W Nankervis Studio, circa 1875

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Margaret Fullwood Posted on 29 Nov 2012 2:14 PM
I don't think they are holding lanterns. They look like crib pails (billies) for their food. They would have had lids to prevent the rats getting at the food.

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