TLF ID R2807
This is a black-and-white print that shows a group of Chinese carpenters in a workshop at Emerald Hill (South Melbourne) around 1867. A European man, who may be an artist, observes two of the carpenters at work. The carpenters appear to be making celestial carvings, which were spiritual objects for the Chinese, but which may have been used decoratively by European Australians. Various objects and carvings are stacked against the rear wall of the workshop. This print was taken from a wood engraving made by Frederick Grosse that was published in the 'Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers' in March, 1867.