Dome at dusk: Guide Alice – Maid of the Alps

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Unknown photographer, Guide Alice, Mt. Buffalo, c. 1900-30, H2003.95/11
20 September 2018, 6:00pm6:30pm
Location Dome Galleries, Level 5
The Dome
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Raised in the untamed landscape of Victoria’s highlands, Alice Manfield grew to become a famous mountain guide, naturalist and photographer.

Discover the story of this intrepid adventurer, who became known as the ‘Maid of the Alps’, and see her stunning 19th-century photographs of the Mount Buffalo region.

‘… we set out one beautiful spring morning to climb the great peak that loomed up to the skies almost in front of our house. From then on mountain climbing and the stillness of the mountain top seemed to get a hold upon me …’ – Alice Manfield