1885c Dredge "Griper" on the Yarra


This image from around 1885, titled "View from South Wharf" by the photographer, shows the dredge "Griper" going about its work of clearing the build up of silt and soil from the Yarra River. Griper was just one of a small number of dredgers that kept the wharf areas, the river entrance, and the bends in the river suitably cleared for the large ships that came right up to the edge of the City. The photo is looking towards the south wharf.

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Photograph by Charles Nettleton.

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.

Collections: Melbourne 1880-1900, Yarra

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