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Negative - Clarke's Stamp Battery, Ballarat, Victoria, circa 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 000319

Description Of Content:
Clarke 's battery, located just south of present Sovereign Hill. There are 'x's marked by three of the men but there is no identification.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs A. Slingo, 1985
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: dogs, domestic animals, gold, horses, miners, mines, mining equipment, stamp batteries, workers
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: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Organisations Depicted: Clarke's Battery
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880


Ann Longwoood Posted on 23 Jun 2010 5:59 PM
One of the samller boys is my GG Grandfather Henry. The other men include John Thomas Snr & jnr & William Clarke
I have the same photo
JEANNETTE CARTHY Posted on 31 Oct 2010 5:48 AM
The person with the folded arms is my great grandfather John Thomas Clarke - the horse is Old Charlie and the dog is Rover - I have a copy of this photo and this is the information on the back of the photo.
kelvin george clarke Posted on 30 Nov 2010 11:19 PM
I am a decendent of these Clarke men as well. The one with his arms folded is also my g.grandfather John Thomas Jnr, born 1858- died 1893 aged only 37. The one on the left is his father and my GG Grandfather John Thomas Snr, born 1829 -died 1908.
My grandfather John George (son of John Thomas Jnr also worked in the goldfields in his early days. Born in Ballarat 1884 -died 1980 aged 96. Not known if he is in the photo. My father was william George born in Barkley st Ballarat in 1917 and died 2008 aged 91. Many years ago my Grandfather took me and my family to the site where the Clarke crushing battery was and there was still the remains of the brick foundation that was built to house the rams if i recall correctly.I wonder if they are still there today.I would love to get in touch with Anne and Jeanette.

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