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Negative - Bendigo, Victoria, 1853 Image Reg. No: MM 004320

Description Of Content:
Group of miners at the Victoria Reef mine. The miners are wearing their best clothes for the photograph.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Lillian Semmens, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: dogs, domestic animals, miners, mines, mining equipment, tents, tools, winches
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MINING & METALLURGY
Secondary Classification: Extraction - Reef Gold
People Depicted: Coath Bros
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1853


mandy jean Posted on 08 Jun 2010 4:48 PM
Associated with 'Coath Cottage' at 9 Happy Valley, Ironbark,Bendigo, built circa 1860 associated with J H Goodwin in 1856 later owned by Richard John Coath, an early colonialist see death notice in the Argus 1926.
Peter Woods Posted on 28 Jan 2013 3:17 PM
Coath Cottage Happy Valley Road Bendigo was built by my ggrandfather in 1857 and occupied by his widow until 1925 when she died and was sold by the estate.
Cheryl Williams Posted on 08 Mar 2013 6:19 AM
Thanks for that information, Peter. Richard and Selina Coath were my great, great grandparents, so it is interesting to be able to find out these details about them.
Glenda Swan (nee Coath) Posted on 16 Jun 2013 1:48 PM
Richard and Selina Coath were my great, great, grandparents also. Their son Thomas Isaac Coath was my Great Grandfather.
Darren Wright Posted on 09 Feb 2014 1:47 PM
This photograph was taken in 1857 by Alexander Fox and is of Coath's claim on the Victoria Reef,Ironbark near Bendigo.

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