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Mining camp, possibly Victorian c 1855-60

By Attributed to David Tulloch

This picture of a mining camp is attributed to David Tulloch, illustrator and engraver, who is known to have made sketches of the Victorian goldfields. In the foreground stands a gold-washing cradle, typical of the period, and sawn tree trunks used for damming the nearby creek. There is also a mine shaft, with the winch set up for hauling diggings to the surface.

This work may have been painted very early in the excavation of a new goldfield, as the impact of mining upon the landscape was far greater than this idyllic scene depicts.

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Collection Item Type:
Oil on canvas
Call Number:
DG 17
Published date:
c 1855-60
On display:
Exhibition Galleries
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Monday, 1 January 1855
Finished Monday, 31 December 1860
Started Monday, 1 January 1855
Finished Monday, 31 December 1860