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View across Ballarat, 1874



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This is part of a panorama of Ballarat taken by Charles Bayliss from the tower of the Town Hall in June 1874. It looks north to the colonnades of Ballarat Railway Station, built in 1862. Over to the right, on the horizon, are the mullock heaps of the Black Hill goldmines.

Mark Twain, who visited in 1895, was impressed by the town's rebellious history, but less than impressed by the vista, 'There is nothing like surface-mining to snatch the graces and beauties and benignities out of a paradise, and make an odious and repulsive spectacle of it.'

At the bottom left is the Good Templars' Hall, where Ballarat's temperance advocates met. Apparently they had some influence in town, because in 1872, the City of Ballarat Company's new pumping engine was christened by them with soda water, instead of champagne.

Our Giclee prints are made to order from high resolution digital scans on archival cotton rag papers using pigment inks. They are printed with a white border allowing you to mount and frame as desired. A Library disclaimer is also printed along the bottom edge of the print.

Prints may take up to 21 days to produce and will be sent to you rolled in a sturdy tube.

Sample prints are available to inspect at the Library Shop.

Digital ID A2825398

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