A prospector's hut, Gippland [i.e. Gippsland]


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209 x 160 mm. A good view of outback life, showing a bearded prospector sitting outside his rough wooden cabin, with a cat on his lap. The photographer has been careful to include as many characteristic tools and implements as possible in the picture, including axes, spades, saws and gold pans. The photograph is number 2 in Caire's series 'Gippsland scenery' (c. 1886), 'Gippsland scenery'.. 'The subject of the scene is situated in the district of Croajingalong, in a most out of the way locality, and is constructed altogether of logs, slabs, and bark, no nails being used in its construction. It is on a selection owned by Mr. Stocks'.

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