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Photograph - Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria Scientific Expedition, Kent Group Islands, 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 91498

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 mounted on off-white board in bound album with red cloth cover.
Description Of Content:
The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria campsite on Deal Island, Bass Strait. Pictured are four members of the club: two men are in front of the three tents and the other two men are to the right near the camp fire. The campsite is at the foot of a low cliff with sparse vegetation. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a scientific expedition by the Club to the Kent Group islands in 1890.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 105 mm (Height), 145 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: camp fires, camp sites, islands, landscape photography, landscapes, natural environment, natural history, rural landscapes, tents
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: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Field Naturalists
Tertiary Classification: expeditions
Original Caption: Camp Quarters, looking northwards
Inscriptions: Printed in black ink in caption at foot of the page: " 11. Camp Quarters, looking northwards."
Organisations Depicted: Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 5½ 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 contained with the photographs in the album.
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890

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