A hiker showing off his state-of-the-art walking boots. Photograph 1880-1889. The image is attributed to Alice Mansfield, known as Guide Alice and famous as a guide on Mt Buffalo in Victoria. Either the date of the image is not accurate (since Guide Alice was born in 1889 and died in 1960), or she didn't take the image. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.
Early Aussie mountain-bikers? Cyclists having fun on a bush track near Taggerty in Victoria. Photo was taken at Easter in 1905 by Mark James Daniel (1867-1949). Glass negative. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.