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  • Title
    Photographs of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas in the Leeton-Griffith Area, 1912-1913
  • Call number
    PXB 139
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1912-1913
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    877600
  • Physical Description
    55 photographs - 9 cm x 14.2 cm - sepia
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    For further information see: 'Yanco Pioneers. How they live at Leeton', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September 1912
  • Scope and Content
    The numbers in parentheses refer to the original photograph numbers printed at lower right.
    1. Single Officers’ Quarters, Leeton (1)
    2. Officers’ Quarters, Leeton, N.S.W. (2)
    3. Residence 1912 at Yanco, N.S.W. (3)
    4. A Billabong, Yanco, N.S.W. (6)
    5. Main Street, Yanco. (7)
    6. Typical Tent dwellings, Yanco, N.S.W. (8)
    7. Trust Offices, Leeton (13)
    8. Typical Tents, Leeton (14)
    9. Part of Main Street “Crusher” Camp, Leeton (15)
    10. First Bakery, Leeton 1912 (21)
    11. Damage to tent, caused by duststorm, Yanco, N.S.W. 21.12.12 (26)
    12. Part of “Crusher” Camp, Leeton (34)
    13. Part of “Crusher” Camp, Leeton (35)
    14. Residence of Sir Samuel McCaughey (39)
    15. “Crusher” Camp, Leeton (40)
    16. Main Street, “Crusher” Camp, Leeton (42)
    17. Accommodation House, Leeton, N.S.W. (43)
    18. Main Street, “Crusher” Camp, Leeton, N.S.W. (44)
    19. Mills, Yanco, N.S.W., Main Branch Canal in foreground (49)
    20. [Interior of tent at Yanco, showing residents] (62)
    21. Staff Surveyer J. H. Hunt’s Camp, Leeton, N.S.W. 12.12.12. (79)
    22. Yanco Siding (85)
    23. Irrigation Canal, Yanco, N.S.W. 1912
    24. On the Murrumbidgee River at Yanco, N.S.W.
    25. [Clark Bros General Merchants Store, Established 1911]
    26. [Residents outside their tent]
    27. Murrumbidgee River at Yanco, N.S.W.
    28. Steam Plough at work, Leeton 1913
    29. Butter Factory, Leeton 1913
    30. [Public building, possibly at Leeton, established 1913]
    31. Concrete structure, Leeton 1913 [irrigation channel]
    32. Hospital, Leeton 1913
    33. Interior of Tent, Yanco, N.S.W. 1912
    34. Supervising Engineer & Drafting Office Staff, Yanco 1912
    35. East St, Narrandera
    36. [Tea Rooms]
    37. Making sun-dried bricks, Yanco 1913
    38. A few Settlers’ Houses, Leeton, N.S.W.
    39. [Tent residence, possibly at Leeton]
    40. Part of “Crusher” Camp, Leeton, N.S.W.
    41. [Clark Bros General Store]
    42. [Group of workers]
    43. M’bidgee Rr near Leeton 1913
    44. Kurrajong Avenue, Leeton 1913
    45. [Two workers outside their tent]
    46. [Street view, possibly Kurrajong Avenue at Leeton]
    47. Irrigation Canal, Yanco, N.S.W. 1912
    48. [Picnic group at river’s edge, possibly the Murrumbidgee River]
    49. Pine Avenue, Leeton 1913
    50. A Country Circus, Leeton, N.S.W. 1913
    51. [Group seated on horse drawn cart]
    52. [Administrative headquarters of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Trust, Leeton - identified from Photographs collected by Rev. James Colwell portraying rural and agricultural scenes and activities PXB 310/249]
    53. [Group of men, possibly playing two-up]
    54. Leeton residents in 1912
    55. [Water tower, Leeton, one of two designed by Walter Burley Griffin]
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs Keast Burke, November 1975
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information transferred from pictures card catalogue as part of the eRecords Project, 2009-2010

    Listed by Ann Peck, for the practical component of the Master of Information Studies course, Charles Sturt University, February 2012
  • General note

    Identification of untitled photographs:
    30. ‘Enterprise’? later Globe Theatre, Kurrajong Ave, Leeton – indoor and outdoor picture theatre and skating rink, possibly closed
    36. ‘Tango Joe’s’, ‘Bagtown’, Griffith
    46. Kurrajong Ave, Leeton, showing O.G. Washington hairdresser and fruiterer and Globe Theatre
    52. Also residence of Commissioner Wade, later Allanbrook Hospital, now site of Soldiers Club
    Source: Mitchell Library reader Dorothy Eurell, 1991
    Digital order no:Album ID : 976999
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Thirty-nine photographs are titled on the front. One is titled in pencil on the verso.
  • Date note

    Seventeen of the photographs are dated.
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