Ca. 1880. Four large photographs of the estate belonging first to Alexander Buchanan and then to John Lang Currie. Currie was one of the top merino breeders in Australia in the 1880s, known for his Larra lustre merino. In London the Larra wool was deemed "perfect"; Larra rams were sold across Australia, the US and South Africa.
Currie (1818 - 1888) was born in Scotland and arrived in Port Philip in 1841. He eventually owned several estates including Larra, the Mount Elephant run, the Titanga estate (purchased in 1886), and the Gala estate. By the 1890s he owned 80,000 freehold acres and ran 100,000 sheep. The estate is located near Lismore, Victoria.
Images include one of the large fine stone homestead with 3 stone chimneys, a young man on bicycle in front, and 2 women to the right, and 2 landscape views with lakes and trees. Images titled in white in the image. The photographs laid down on album card stock, measure: 11 1/4 x 8 1/2"; 9 1/2 x 10 1/2", and 11 1/2 x 8 1/2". The verso of one of the Titanga lake views with an image of the Forum, Rome, titled in period ink below the image. Not found in Trove. Very good overall. Item #25542