Ref:CL168/58 Gold Mining And Architecture
Coolgardie, Western Australia c1890s
Collection of 20 colour lithographs, most captioned in image, sizes range from 5 x 12.5cm to 10.1 x 27.3cm. Most with repaired tears, creases, missing portions or old folds, stains and soiling overall. All laid down on acid-free backing.
The lithographs, originally pasted into a scrapbook, were most likely from a newspaper supplement. The images depict buildings and views including the Coolgardie Hotel (the only duplicated image in this collection), Great Western Hotel, Exchange Hotel, Power & McCabe Billiard Saloon, the Coolgardie Stock Exchange, the office of the Coolgardie Miner ("the first paper published on the field"), Coolgardie Post Office, Warden's Court, Hospital Camp, government [water] bore, Bayley's Mine, a camel race, and an image titled View of Coolgardie from Mt Eva. Four images depict "dry blowing", a form of gold-panning used in areas without access to water. One image depicts "
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