Mawson’s Antarctic Photographers 1911-1914

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My 30 min talk about the photographers on Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 is now on YouTube. Frank Hurley is probably the best-known photographer from the expedition but this talk introduces works by the other photographers on the expedition and looks at the large negative collections held by the State Library of NSW. Click to … Continue reading Mawson’s Antarctic Photographers 1911-1914

Early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow 1858-1863

My talk on early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow is up on YouTube. Mostly taken between 1858 and 1863 the talk is mainly focussed on the actions of HMS Herald while it was engaged in one of the longest surveying missions ever undertaken by the Admiralty. Among the many rare images are … Continue reading Early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow 1858-1863

Public Domain Day – list of Australians entering in 2021

Making smoke during filming of The Man from Snowy River at Mulgoa, 1920, Albert James Perier

When a work (of art, music, or literature) enters the public domain, it loses copyright protection, giving wider society the opportunity to use the content. In the case of Australia it is the life of the author +70 years that usually defines the moment when copyright protection expires. Some published work such as photographs and … Continue reading Public Domain Day – list of Australians entering in 2021

Photo-crayotypes, Chromatypes and Crayon Collotypes

Mrs Frances Jones, Sydney, 1859, by Edward Dalton, photo-crayotype portrait, State Library of New south Wales, ML 1344  On 8 December 1858, a conversazione of the Philosophical Society of New South Wales was held at the Hall of Commerce in Sydney. On display were works by some of the best photographic talent in Sydney; all … Continue reading Photo-crayotypes, Chromatypes and Crayon Collotypes