Thanks to the super-sleuth skills of Chris Goetze and Justin Kelly, we have now identified the historic building in this photo. For years we believed it to be an early photograph of the Hawthorn Town Hall. Instead, we can confidently say that it's an early photo of the Maryborough Post Office.
How this photo ended up in our archives however, remains a mystery as we don't know of any connections between Swinburne and this building. Do you?
If you're interested in other old photographs, or want to know more about Swinburne's early history, you might like to check out Swinburne Image Bank. It's a collection of over 5,000 historical images relating to Swinburne in its various manifestations from its early years to now.
Then: Maryborough Post Office
Now: Maryborough Post Office (in background)
Close-up: Maryborough Post Office by changyang1230