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GUNDAGAI HERITAGE

Railway Bridge & Prince Alfred Bridge, Murrubmidgee River, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia

Following early 2012 floods, debris from the flood was still visible. Capturing this location shortly after the floods seemed appropriate, given the history of this area and the link to Australia’s colonial and indigenous past.

The historic township of Gundagai sits on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Although a small town, Gundagai is a popular topic for Australian writers and has become a representative icon of a typical Australian country town and forever associated with the dog on the tuckerbox in Australian folklore. The two historic Gundagai bridges pictured in this photo are the Prince Alfred Bridge and the Railway Bridge. The Prince Alfred Bridge, the bridge in the background, was built in 1866, and was the first major crossing spanning the Murumbidgee River. It formed part of the Hume Highway until it was replaced by the Sheahan Bridge, built in 1976. The Prince Alfred Bridge is the longest timber viaduct in Australia. The timber Railway Bridge in the foreground was completed in 1902 and this viaduct is 819m long.

The Gundagai area is part of the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri speaking people and there is a considerable folklore associated with Aboriginal cultural and spiritual beliefs in the area. The floodplains of the Murrumbidgee below the present town of Gundagai, pictured in part in this image, were a frequent meeting place of the Wiradjuri. The original European town that was gazetted as Gundagai in 1838 was situated to left of this image on the right hand bank of the Murrumbidgee River floodplain at the place colloquially known as 'The Crossing Place'. This town was hit by several large floods of the Murrumbidgee River, with the 25 June 1852 flood sweeping the first colonial town of Gundagai away, killing at least 89 of the town's population of 250 people; it is one of the largest natural disasters in Australia's history. Local Aboriginals played a role in saving many Gundagai people from the 1852 floodwaters, rescuing more than 40 people using bark canoes.

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We have been supplying Scott's artworks to homes and offices, across Australia and overseas for nearly twenty years. All artworks are made here in Australia and certified with the Australian Made Campaign. If an item is not in stock, it will be made to order for you. With hundreds of photos and plenty of framing and mounting options we can't stock everything. We offer free delivery to Australian locations.

Australian Wall Art - Unframed Print

UNFRAMED PRINT

Museum quality, fine art paper and inks.

We use fine art cotton paper from either Hahnemühle or Canson. This exceptionally high quality fine art paper is acid free and printed using genuine pigment inks - favoured by galleries and collectors because of their print longevity.

As a print only, this requires framing, allowing you to select your own mounting and framing options. The listed size includes a 8cm white border around each side of the photo, allowing sufficient room to accommodate various framing choices.

Unframed prints come rolled in a protective tube, making them our recommendation for international customers.

FRAMED PRINT

A clean, simple and modern look, suitable for any home.

Small Frame:The small frame (2cm wide x 2cm deep) is limited to our smallest sizes of framed prints. Your fine art paper print is mounted with a matt border, framed and completed with acrylic that protects against 70% of UV. The listed size is for the total finished framed dimensions of this artwork

Shadow Box Frame:Your fine art paper print is mounted and framed in a contemporary shadow box frame (27mm wide x 48mm deep) that is available in white or raw wood.

It is completed with museum grade acrylic (rather than glass) as it is light weight, transports well (doesn't break) and protects against 99% of UV.

Framed prints come ready to hang. The listed size is the total finished frame size, including the frame and border around the image.

Australian Wall Art - Acrylic Wall Mount

ACRYLIC - WALL MOUNT

Frameless, glass like feel. A clean, modern look for your print. 

The photo is printed on metallic paper, creating a 'pearlescent' metallic gloss finish. The print is face mounted onto optically clear, museum grade acrylic which offers 99% UV protection.

The print is backed with treated aluminium, protecting your print from front to back. It is then finished with a diamond edge polisher.

Ready to hang on your wall, with a thin aluminium frame hidden behind the print.

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