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Photograph of an Australian vineyard near Melbourne during the 1860s.


I have a particular interest in the earliest photographic images of vineyards and wineries.  There appears to be a good but small set of these photographs that were taken in Australia.  This particular early image not only shows neatly trained vines but a substantial stone residence.  The soils seem to be of gravelly soil.  Do you think the building in the background is the winery?

"Double-storey bluestone residence with return verandah" 1860s [1]

“Double-storey bluestone residence with return verandah” 1860s [1]


[1] “Double-storey bluestone residence with verandah.”  Nettleton, Charles.  ca. 1860 – ca. 1870.  Trove. National Library of Australia. URL: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/177671709?q=+&versionId=193453018

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