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A.J. Campbell Collection
Image: Returning from N. E. Id. with 'Spoils' of the Day."
Source: Museum Victoria
This collection consists of 2,772 images taken by Archibald James Campbell. These are made up of a combination of black and white prints and glass negatives. Many of the images of birds and nests were used by Campbell in his book Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds, including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Observations Thereon, published in 1900. There is also a significant number of images taken by Campbell on his various field trips around Australia with groups such as the Ornithologists Union, Victorian Field Naturalists, The Working Men's College Photographic Club and his family.
The collection came into Museum Victoria's care on 22 December 1915 and forms part of a much larger holding which includes 1,884 specimens and an archive of letters, manuscripts, notes and sketches. In the early 1990s this collection was separated into two. The archival material most generally related to Campbell's ornithological and the specimens remained in the Ornithology Department and the other images and glass negatives were retrieved from the strong room under the stair in McCoy Hall and registered into the History and Technology Collection. Later in 2006 more albums were discovered in the Museum Library and transfered into the History and Technology collection.
The History and Technology collection breaks down as follows:
518 - Album photographs
1486 - Glass negatives
756 - Photographs
1 - Printers Block
In 1954 A.J's son AG Campbell died and left a large amount of material to the Museum. This material is also held by Museum Victoria - see Ornithology Department.
Items per page: 10 50 (showing 91 - 100) 2033 items
The Nobbies from near Point Grant.Images: 1
A camp site with three tents. There is a Furphy water cart on the right . Three men stand in front of the tents and there are two bullocks on the right. (also MM 046910).Images: 1
Image taken by A.J. Campbell in preparation for his definitive work, 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Observations ...Images: 1
Image taken by A.J. Campbell on one of his fieldtrips to Queensland between 1914-1916.Images: 1
A bird on a hanging nest.Images: 1
Black and white silver gelatin glass negative, half plate, landscape formatImages: 1
A flock of sheep crossing a creek. Some are already in the water while others wait to cross. There is a man in the creek.From: Cow Creek, Australia Images: 1
Image of a nest taken by A.J. Campbell in preparation for his definitive work, 'Nests and Eggs of Australian Birds including the Geographical Distribution of the Species and Popular Obs ...Images: 1
A man reaching into the hollow of a tree for a Teal's nest. The tree is in floodwaters and there are two women in the horsedrawn buggy in the background.Images: 1
A woman with a kookaburra on her arm. (This image also appears, reversed, at MM 047285).Images: 1