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Photograph - Panoramic View, Melbourne, Victoria, 1853-1855 Image 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.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 254 mm (Width)

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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
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: '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
Date Printed: 1984

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