Museum Victoria Home Marvellous Melbourne
Home Early Days Gold Rush Town 1880s Boom Powered City City of Contrasts Postwar City

Melbourne and the Camera

Richard Daintree, Antoine Fauchery and Charles Nettleton were the first to photograph Melbourne. Using the new technology of the camera, they captured the expansion of the gold rush city. Their triumphal photographs of public buildings, banks, churches and libraries were sold individually or bound in albums.


Wet Plate Camera
magnifyWet Plate Camera
© Museum Victoria Australia