Gold Buyer, Forest Creek

Shows a tent-store keeper buying gold from two diggers.  Shop-keeping on the goldfields was often more profitable than gold-digging.  This merchant, with his striped silk waistcoat, gold watch-chain and jewelled shirt-pin, is obviously doing well.


S. T. Gill, watercolour 1869


Accession number: H86.7/14

From the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection.


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Land, taxation & revenue