Colonial Bank of Australasia [Bendigo]

Benjamin Pierce Batchelder, photographer, 1861

One of the surest signs of the colony's new wealth from gold was the construction of imposing buildings like this one.  Banks especially relied on the appearance of a solid, classical frontage to create a sense of confidence in their customers.


Accession number: H1982


From the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection,


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Architecture & infrastructure