'Strathalbyn. View of River Angas looking west from Albyn Terrace. Post Office on left of building, Southern Argus Printing works on right. Bridge is over Dawson Creek at its junction with the Angas'
The informative title for this carte de visite (an albumen paper photograph, 60 x 91 mm) comes from the catalogue record of a full-plate version of the same photograph in the collection of the State Library of South Australia [B 29099]. The fine buildings (still in use today) on one side of the river are offset against the pair of attached humpies (with several figures in and around them) in the foreground on the other, with a rustic bridge in between them, and a massive woodheap in the background. The photograph was recently removed from an old album leaf and remounted on acid-free card; apart from the number '204' in pencil in a small portion of clear sky in the top right-hand corner, it is in excellent condition. The photographer is unidentified; the State Library suggests a date of 'approximately 1872'. [We are indebted to Dr Philip Jones and Dr Peter Sutton for alerting us - independently, virtually simultaneously, and generously - to the correct location of this scene].