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Photograph - Lake Dobson, King Island, 1887 Image Reg. No: MM 91184

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 on off-white card in bound album.
Description Of Content:
View of Lake Dobson, King Island. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a Field Naturalists Club of Victoria scientific expedition to King Island in November 1887. The inscription below the photograph suggests that the lake was named as a consequence of the expedition in honour of Dr. Dobson, MLA.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bushes, lakes, landscapes
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, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Coastal
Tertiary Classification: islands
Original Caption: Lake Dobson near N.W. coast dedicated by the Expedition to the Hon: Dr. Dobson M.L.A.
Inscriptions: Handwritten title in black ink on backing board below the photograph: "The Hunter's House, built of the wreck of the "Loch Leven".
Handwritten MV catalogue reference in black pencil lower right: "MM 091184".
Organisations Depicted: Dobson [Dr]; Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 10 in. x 8 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.


Lesley Fuller Posted on 20 Nov 2014 11:41 AM
I wish to learn more of lake Dobson and its actual location. Also the Hon Mr Dobson whose its name has derived from as my grandfather was a Dobson on King Island.

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