Walhalla (inhabited place)
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
200 x 146 mm. A view showing a small wooden cabin with a mother and two children beside the doorway. The roofing is made in the characteristic settlers’ way with sheets of flattened tree-bark held down by a network of branches. The picture shows a small vegetable plot in the foreground. This photograph, and Y3087D/55, give a fascinating and evocative picture of the hardships of life outside the larger cities.
147 x 198 mm. A view of the main street with children standing on the pavement, and houses and a small church on the hillside beyond. Walhalla was a township running along a narrow valley floor, with steep hills on either side.
199 x 146 mm. A view looking down on the mine, with workings extending into the hillside behind. The Long Tunnel Mine opened in 1865 and proved to be the most productive of Victorian mines: over 815,000 oz. of gold were recovered in the 50 years of its existence.
198 x 145 mm. A general view of the town, looking along the valley from the hillside.
204 x 154 mm. A view looking down on to an unidentified goldmine. Walhalla was the largest producer of gold in Gippsland, although the discoveries here came later than in the main Victorian finds of the early 1850s.
147 x 199 mm. A view of a waterwheel, with houses perched on the hillside beyond. It is not possible to discern what the power from the wheel is being used for.