A drawing of Melbourne in 1856, by George Stafford. Melbourne at this time was undergoing major growth due to the Gold Rush of Victoria.
The notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "View looking north across Yarra with shepherd and flock of sheep on grassland in foreground, small huts along bank; Prince's Bridge, city of Melbourne on north side of river."
This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.
Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.
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