Photograph of Warrnambool harbour in 1870. Victoria, Australia

Photograph of Warrnambool harbour in 1870. Victoria, Australia
Photograph of Warrnambool harbour in 1870. Victoria, Australia. A photograph of Warrnambool Harbour taken in 1870 by a Mr Johnson. The photo, which was made into a woodcut, shows the lighthouse and other buildings on the shore, and ships at anchor, was originally published in the Illustrated Australian News. When compared with modern photos of the harbour the changes are immense. Most noticeable is the lack of breakwater, which was just being talked about in the 1870s. The island in the middle of the picture is Middle Island, where there is now a penguin sanctuary. Breakwater Rock is at the left of the picture behind a ship. Merri Island is to the right of Middle Island. Photographed 18 June 1870.

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