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Glass Negative - Osprey's Nest with Young, by A.J. Campbell, Margaret River District, Western Australia, 1889 Image Reg. No: MM 046357

Summary:
This is the original negative of an image used by Campbell in his work on Australian Birds and Nests. Mr A. J Bussell is holding one of the Osprey's Young. This image was taken a few miles up the coast from Mr. Bussell's home, Wallcliffe in Margaret River, Western Australia. He is wearing only his shirt as they had just waded through the deep water of The Margaret River. He is leaning into the large nest to retrieve the young. As Campbell notes: 'Breathless we reach the aerie, which is only tenanted by fledglings. The camera is quickly adjusted, the tripod resting amongst brittle saltbush, where young gulls were hiding. While Bussell examines the young Ospreys, the drop-shutter descends, and he is immortalised. The illustration give a capital idea of the nest, with the mainland as a background. The nest, with slightly hollowed top, is about 4 feet high, with a circumference of about 13 feet, constructed of sticks and roots, and situated about twenty-five feet above high-water mark.'
Description Of Content:
Man reaching into a large ground nest.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Natural Science
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: nests
Themes this item is part of: Campbell's own observations of the White-headed Osprey, A.J. Campbell Collection, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: NATURAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Field Naturalists
Tertiary Classification: collecting
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place Depicted: Margaret River District, Western Australia, Australia

Transcribed from page 140 of A.J Campbell. 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds, including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Observations Thereon', Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, England, 1900.
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, 05 Nov 1889
Person Depicted: A.J Bussell, 05 Nov 1889

Transcribed from page 140 of A.J Campbell. 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds, including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Observations Thereon', Pawson & Brailsford, Sheffield, England, 1900.

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