# 37502

Photographer unknown.

Large group of gold miners at Mount Egerton, near Ballarat, circa 1890.

$400.00 AUD

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Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 111 x 166 mm; no photographer’s imprint; verso inscribed in a much later hand: ‘Gold mine pit head, Mount Egerton, 1900-1908, not any later. My grandfather died 1908 and he is in the photo. I believe it is either Whipstick or Princess Regent Mine‘; the print is in very good condition; the mount has some light foxing.

A significant Ballarat district gold mining photograph, showing a large group of over 30 gold miners assembled at the pit head of a mine at Mount Egerton, east of Ballarat.

The later family member who wrote the inscription on the back was out by about 10 years in their date estimate. The photograph was clearly taken well before the turn of the century.