Unidentified Hotel during 1891 Flood

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Title

Unidentified Hotel during 1891 Flood

Date

1891

Description

Photograph of people outside an unknown hotel in Fitzmaurice Street, during one of the 1891 floods in Wagga Wagga. In the foreground, the water is up to the horse's chest, while three men try to keep their feet dry by standing on the carriage.
Above them on the verandah are a group of women and men, presumably employees or customers of the hotel. Three men and a boy are seated on the verandah roof with playing cards in hand, demonstrating that not even such a flood as this will deter them from their game.

Identifier

RW5/ 553

Publisher

Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society

Original Format

Photographic print

Physical Dimensions

145x200mm

Citation

“Unidentified Hotel during 1891 Flood,” Charles Sturt University Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed June 16, 2019, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1745.

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