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Photograph - Curtis Island, Bass Strait, 1893 Image Reg. No: MM 91771

Summary:
One of sixty-nine black and white and sepia toned photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose] taken by A. J. Campbell, ornithologist and photographer, during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria scientific expedition to the Furneaux Group of islands, Bass Strait, in November1893.The album also includes a map of the Kent Group of islands in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition.
Description:
Sepia toned photograph mounted on off-white board in bound album with red cloth cover.
Description Of Content:
View of Curtis Island, Bass Strait. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a scientific expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to the Furneaux Group of islands in November 1893.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 152 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: islands, natural environment, natural history, expeditions, naturalists
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, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Field Naturalists
Tertiary Classification: expeditions
Inscriptions: Caption below the photograph handwritten in black ink on backing board: "Curtis Id. (about 1,100 feet high) Bass Straits".
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 6 in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Curtis Island, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1893
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1893
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893

Comments

Richard Marks Posted on 28 Apr 2012 6:44 PM
The Island is actually Curtis Island a dramatic granite island that has very rarely been photographed since this original photograph was taken.
Simon Murray Posted on 07 Jan 2013 3:15 PM
I think that this is actually Curtis Island. I'd love to see the original to verify as we are planning a trip there.
Discovery Centre Posted on 07 Jan 2013 4:28 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Richard and Simon, thank you! It is indeed Curtis Island, and the data will be updated to reflect that shortly.

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