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- A Place & Date Depicted Melbourne, Australia
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Photograph - Panoramic View, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 Reg. No: MM 042761
- 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 looking east, showing wetlands in the foreground. The Powder Magazine is shown in the middleground with city buildings, including the St James Church, pictured in the background. Collins Street is shown to the right.
|Dimensions:||202 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||built environment, churches, buildings, cities, magazines, settlement, photography, cottages, migration settlement, panoramas, cityscapes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Metropolitan - Melbourne|
|Inscriptions:||Hand written in blue ink on a peach label attached to previous plastic sleeve housing: '9'
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: '43049 / 11686 WOODBURY Panorama Melbourne, 1853 - 2 prints'
|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|