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Photograph - Blackwood Forest, King Island, 1887 Image Reg. No: MM 91253

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
Description Of Content:
Scene in Blackwood Forest, King Island. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a scientific expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to the island in November 1887. In the foreground is a man, probably one of the members of the expedition, sitting at the foot of a giant tree.
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, forestry, forests, natural environment, natural environments, trees
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, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Images (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Original Caption: Scene in the Blackwood Forest -East Coast
Inscriptions: Handwritten title in black ink on backing board below the photograph: "Scene in the Blackwood Forest -East Coast.".
Handwritten MV catalogue reference in black pencil lower right: "MM 091253".
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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