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View from Rutledge's Hill, Paddington

Date: c 1898
Overall: 151 x 200 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[031]

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    A black and white photograph taken from Rutledge's Hill looking down on La Trobe Terrace in Paddington, Queensland.
    Orginally settled by Europeans in the 1860's, the area is known for its hills and ridges.

    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.
    HistoryThe Turrbal people werre the original inhabitants of the area before European settlement in Paddington began in the 1850s. Orginally known as Ti-Tree Flats the first settlers moved there to cultivate gardens on the flats and to cut timber.
    Its hilly terrain caused some transport issues initiallyIn 1879 a horse bus was introduced

    In 1897 the Brisbane Tramways Company introduced the first electric trams to Brisbane and the following year, around the time this image was taken, the tramway was introduced to run along the main terraces in Paddington.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: View of foreground of paddock with paling fences, beyond are many houses with out door toilets away from the house and unsurfaced roads

    Collection title: View from Rutledge's Hill, Paddington

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