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Burning off, Laidley

Date: 1900-1920
Dimensions:
Overall: 136 x 203 mm
Medium: SIlver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[070]

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    Description
    A view of paddocks with hills in the distance and a small homestead visible on the left. The title of the image is 'Burning off. Laidley'.
    Laidley is a rural town 65 km west of central Brisbane, Queensland.
    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 Laidley plain is enclosed by foothills of the dividing range and by the 1850s the area was being cleared for sheep grazing.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: View of large paddocks at Laidley, with road that winds back from lower left corner to centre with house house with triangular roof and verandah, smoke coming from fire in far paddock

    Collection title: Burning off, Laidley

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