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Sly grog shanty

S. T. Gill1869

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

In collection: The Victorian gold fields during 1852 & 3, comprising forty original sketches by S.T. Gill
Description: 1 painting : watercolour ; 26.8 x 19.5 cm., on sheet 48.0 x 37.0 cm.
Shows diggers lying and standing around in front of a tent at the side of a road. Illegal alcohol could be purchased under the respectable guise of meals and soups tent.

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  • Title: Sly grog shanty
  • Creator: S.T. Gill, State Library of Victoria
  • Date Created: 1869
  • Provenance: Identifier(s): Accession no(s) H86.7/33 Subjects: Gold miners -- Victoria -- Social conditions; Victoria -- Social conditions -- 1851-1891; Watercolors Index terms: Gold rush; alcohol; living conditions; Victoria; Australia; picture Notes: Signed by artist in paint lower left. Title inscribed lower right. Inscribed below image: Victorian Gold Fields 1852-3. Published in: The Victorian Gold Fields 1952-3. South Yarra : John Currey, O'Neil, 1982, pl. no. 33. Contents/Summary: Shows diggers lying and standing around in front of a tent at the side of a road. Illegal alcohol could be purchased under the respectable guise of meals and soups tent. Source/Donor: Commissioned; Trustees of the Melbourne Public Library; 1869. Series/Collection: Sketches by S. T. Gill of the Victorian goldfields, 1852-3. Is part of: In collection: The Victorian gold fields during 1852 & 3, comprising forty original sketches by S.T. Gill Link to digitised item: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/290251 Link to this record: http://search.slv.vic.gov.au/MAIN:SLV_VOYAGER1654831
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