Item #27449 Wool Washing on the Yarra, albumen photograph. Charles Nettleton.

Wool Washing on the Yarra, albumen photograph.

Melbourne: c. 1885. An image of a sheep station, and its many outbuildings, some right in the river water, with piles of wool in the process of being cleaned. Image is taken from the opposite river bank.

Charles Nettleton [1826-1902], was a well known Australian photographer said to have taken the only genuine photograph of Ned Kelly; he was appointed the special photographer to the government, recording the growth of Melbourne and the first visit of the English cricket team.

7 7/8 x 5 1/4" mounted on board (11 3/4 x 9 1/2") with titles. Dusty, mark on upper right corner of photo. (State Library of Victoria, Libraries Australia ID 49220409). Good + overall. Item #27449

Price: $125.00

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