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Boy and girl in front of large two-storey Victorian house with gables and dormer windows, Stanmore (?)1870-1875

by American & Australasian Photographic Company
The children outside this house (probably in Stanmore) wear clothing typical of the Victorian era – restrictive and almost identical to the clothes worn by adults at the time. The photograph is part of the Holtermann collection, which is famous for its unique photographs of goldfield towns across New South Wales and Victoria.