Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Location: Victoria, Australia

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Glenmaggie Weir, 1925


We have just finished relocating this rather impressive montage of photographs of Genmaggie Weir construction in 1925. It is now in our smaller, exhibitions rooms, as we have not had a chance to have a good look at it recently. There is a larger copy HERE.

At first glance, we thought this was the work of local photographer, H.B. Hammond, who took many photographs of the weir during its construction. But we find it is by Krantz and Drill, photographers. We do not know them, so assume they must be from outside the area.

Which makes this photograph even more interesting. Most of Hammond's photographs are known to us, as they turn up so often. This group includes many we have not seen before, such as the ones of the school, and the engineering staff, below.



The larger copies are HERE and HERE.

If anyone knows anything about Krantz and Drill, we would be interested to hear from them. Or if anyone can name any of the people in the photographs.


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