Diggers Wedding

This digger has obviously struck gold and has come back to Melbourne to be married in style.  While he may have money, he lacks fashion sense: he is wearing a formal black silk top hat and a silk cravat with a jewelled pin, along with the rough clothes he would wear on the goldfields.


S.T. Gill, watercolour 1869


Accession number: H86.7/38


From the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection.


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