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Photograph - Expedition Group with Captain Anderson, King Island, 1887 Image Reg. No: MM 91278

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:
Group photograph of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria on a scientific expedition to King Island, November 1887. Also included are Captain Anderson and some of the crew of the steamer Lady loch.
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, camping, horses, 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, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Field Naturalists
Tertiary Classification: expeditions
Original Caption: Expedition Group with Capt Anderson, some of the crew of Government steamer 'Lady Loch' & islanders and two dogs.
Inscriptions: Handwritten title in black ink on backing board below the photograph: " Expedition Group with Capt Anderson, some of the crew of Government steamer 'Lady Loch' & islanders and two dogs.'.
Handwritten MV catalogue reference in black pencil lower right: "MM 091278".
People Depicted: Heartland, G A; Ingawells, F N; Sheppard, M; John, H; Hattom, W; Nixon, J; McKibbon, J N; French, C; Coles, A; Lane, C; Spencer [Professor]; Lewellen, [Dr]; Campbell, T G
Organisations Depicted: Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 8 in. x 6 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Kent Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1887
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, 1887
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

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

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