This is the first post in a series that will examine some of the highlights of our collection.
This tombstone, standing only 34 cm tall, was placed in the centre of Sturt Street, Ballarat by protesting cab drivers in the 1890s. The Mayor of the day, Councillor Charles Collett (C.C.) Shoppee, had ordered the horse-drawn cabs to move elsewhere in the city to allow the creation of a new median strip garden between Armstrong and Doveton Streets. Despite protests to the municipal council, the cabs were moved on and the garden was developed.