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Negative - Taylor's Lake, Victoria, 1885 Image Reg. No: MM 7726

Description Of Content:
Taylor 's Lake. As indicated on the photograph, this is an 'inland lake'. It is located in the Wimmera, near Helen's Plains. This lake is also known as 'Lake Taylor'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Unknown Biggest Family Album Contributor, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: lakes
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Rural
Tertiary Classification: lakes
Organisations Depicted: Taylor's Lake
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Taylor's Lake, Victoria, Australia, 1885


Lenore Posted on 11 Aug 2012 4:06 PM
This photo does not depict Taylors Lakes in Victoria. Taylors Lakes in Victoria is a developer's subdivision from perhaps the 1980s, and in the 1880s there was nothing there but a small creek - not a vast inland waterway, and the area was known as Sydenham. There is a Taylor's Lakes in NSW which resembles the lake in the photo. The contemporary caption on the slide does not state that it is a Victorian scene.
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Aug 2012 3:54 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Lenore,

This image has no relation to the housing development in south east Melbourne.

As indicated on the photograph, this is an ‘inland lake’; there are no inland lakes of this name in other parts of Australia. While the photograph and accompanying information does not specify Victoria, it is most probable that this photograph is from 'Lake Taylor', located in the Wimmera, near Helen’s Plains.

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