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Photograph - Panoramic View, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 Image Reg. No: MM 042753

One of thirteen reproduced black and white photographs of early Melbourne taken by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885), purchased from The Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England.

Walter Woodbury was an inventor and pioneering English photographer who was one of the earliest practioners of the wet-plate (or collodian) process in Australia. Woodbury was active in Melbourne from 1852-1857.
Black and white silver gelatin photograph.
Description Of Content:
Panorama of Melbourne showing wetlands in the foreground with Princes Bridge, Batman Hill, Batman's Cottage, Military Barracks, Abattoirs and sailing ships on the Yarra River shown in the middleground.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: ports, rivers, sailing vessels, ships, wharves, cities, settlement, bridges, photography, migration settlement, landscape photography, military bases, panoramas, cityscapes
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: ENVIRONMENTS
Secondary Classification: Metropolitan - Melbourne
Tertiary Classification: cityscapes
Inscriptions: Hand written in blue ink on a peach label attached to previous plastic sleeve housing: '1'

Printed in blue ink on a label attached to back of photograph: 'RPS / The Royal Photographic Society / The Octagon, Milsom Street / Bath, England BA1 1DN / Telephone (0225) 62841 / VAT Reg. No. 242 4122 07'

Hand written in grey pencil on back of photograph: '11686 WOODBURY. Panorama - Melbourne, 1853 - 2 prints / 43049'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1853-1855
Printer: Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Somerset, England, Great Britain
Photographer: Walter Woodbury, England, Great Britain
Date Printed: 1984

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