Interior of John Alloo's Restaurant, Ballaarat.

Returning to one's tent  in the dark, after a night of merriment at an establishment such as this, could prove quite hazardous.  Getting lost, falling down mineshafts or mistakenly crawling into a trigger-happy strangers tent, were just a few of the dangers to be wary of.


Samuel Thomas Gill, lithograph. 1855. The Diggers and Diggings of Victoria as they are in 1855. Melbourne : James J. Blundell & Co.


Accession number: RARELT 919.45 G41


From the State Library of Victoria's Rare Books Collection.  

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