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Photograph - Cape Wickham Lighthouse, King Island, 1887 Image Reg. No: MM 91208

Summary:
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.'
Description:
Black and white photograph mounted on off-white card in bound album.
Description Of Content:
View of the Cape Wickham Lighthouse, King Island. To the left is the lighthouse keeper's quarters. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell, ornithologist and photographer during the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria's expedition to the island in November 1887.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 150 mm (Height), 200 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bushes, lighthouses, natural environment, natural environments, natural history
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: Safety & Lifesaving
Tertiary Classification: lighthouses
Original Caption: Cape Wickham Lighthouse & Quarters - North Coast - Looking West."
Inscriptions: Handwritten title in black ink on backing board below the photograph: " Cape Wickham Lighthouse & Quarters - North Coast - Looking West."
Handwritten MV catalogue reference in black pencil lower right: "MM 091208".
Organisations Depicted: 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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