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Photograph - Brig 'Ocean Bride' Wreckage, King Island, 1887 Image Reg. No: MM 91181

One of thirty-two black and white photographs in an album [two are loose] taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria expedition to King Island. The album also includes maps of King Island in the inside front cover and back page and numerous newspaper clippings relating to the expedition. One of the newspaper clippings, written by one of the members of the party, documents the mission of the expedition thus: 'It is our intention, before the introduction of numerous foreign plants and animals rendered it impossible to do so, to ascertain as precisely as we could in the short time at our disposal the fauna and flora indigenous to the island.'
Black and white photograph mounted on off-white card in bound album.
Description Of Content:
The remains of the brig "Ocean Bride", which came to ground in 1871, on the foreshore at Yellow Rock Beach , King Island. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria's scientific expedition to King Island in November 1887. A man, possibly a member of the Field Naturalists Club is standing on the foreshore. New Year Islands can be seen in the distance.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 150 mm (Height), 200 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: camping, natural environment, photographic equipment, ships, wreckage
Themes this item is part of: The Field Naturalist Trip to King Island, 1887, Field Naturalists Exploration to King Island, 1887, Field Naturalists Explorations Party to King Island, 1889, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), A.J. Campbell Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Transport Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Wind Power - Sailing Vessels
Tertiary Classification: shipwreck images
Original Caption: Remains of the Brig "Ocean Bride" wrecked 1871 - Yellow Rock Beach - New Year Islands in the distance.
Inscriptions: Handwritten title in black ink on backing board below the photograph: "Landed at Yellow Rock Beach N.W. Coast".
Handwritten MV catalogue reference in black pencil lower right: "MM 091181".
Organisations Depicted: Ocean Bride [Brigantine]; Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: King Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1887
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Australia, 1887
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Tasmania, Australia, 1887

Information ascertained from newspaper reports of the day preserved with the photograph in the album.

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