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Yeronga, near Brisbane

Date: 1900-1920
Dimensions:
Overall: 152 x 196 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[042]

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    Description
    A black and white photograph of the town of Yeronga, south of Brisbane. In the foreground is a man and young boy in a carriage.

    Yeonga is located south of Brisbane and is the country of the Jagera people, whose traditional country is the south side of the Brisbane River. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1854.
    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryLike much of Queensland during the early years of Europeon settlement, Yeronga was the focus of farming. Established on the Brisbane River, Yeronga was well suited to a diverse range of crops including cotton and sugar.
    The railway arrived in 1884 and was part of the broadening of the area as a residential location, especially being only five kilometres from Brisbane.



    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: View of large area of cleared land with many tree stumps lower right has four wheel horse drawn carriage with male seated at front and young girl on his left, male is Captain McKilliam

    Collection title: Yeronga, near Brisbane

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