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Photograph - Rodondo Island from SS Despatch, 1890, (Damaged) Image Reg. No: MM 91479

Summary:
One of sixty-nine black and white and sepia photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose] taken by A.J. Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria expedition to Kent Group of islands, Bass Strait in 1890. The album also includes a map of Kent Group in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
View of Rodondo Island from the deck of the ship SS Despatch. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a scientific expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to Kent Group of islands, Bass Strait, 1890. The 'Despatch' was carrying the party to the islands having departed Port Melbourne in December of that year.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 105 mm (Height), 148 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: coastal landscapes, coastlines, islands, landscapes, natural environment, natural history, rural landscapes, rural life
Themes this item is part of: Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Three, Cape Barren Island, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria Expedition to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part One, circa 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Two, Babel Islands, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Visit to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Four) - Chappell Island, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Five) - Conclusion, 1890, 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: Coastal
Tertiary Classification: islands
Original Caption: Rodondo Island, 1150 ft. high (taken from s.s. 'Despatch'
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink in caption at foot of the page: " 1. Rodondo Island, 1150 ft. high (taken from s.s. 'Despatch' ".
Museum Victoria catalogue reference handwritten in pencil at foot of the page: "MM 091479".
Organisations Depicted: Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 6 in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Green Island, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1890
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890

Information ascertained from newspaper reports of the day preserved with the photograph in the album.
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890

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