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Negative - Alexandra Fountain, Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria, Apr 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 8170

Summary:
View of Alexandra Fountain and shops in Pall Mall, Bendigo, Victoria, 12 April 1898.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
A tram in the Pall Mall. There is a fountain on the left.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from T. Beckett, 1990
Acknowledgement:
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: cable trams, fountains
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937), The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Rural
Tertiary Classification: streetscapes
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 12 Apr 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 12 Apr 1898

Comments

Graeme Inglis Posted on 19 Mar 2010 10:57 PM
Sorry - incomplete previous comment. This is a steam tram motor and trailer. There never cable trams in Bendigo - only a battery electric experimental tram at first (unsuccessful); then steam trams until a normal electric system in the early 1900s.

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