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Urry, Arthur E, fl. 1890 - 1903 (photographer)



  • Existence: fl. 1890 - 1903


Arthur E. Urry was a commercial photographer active in Queensland, Australia. He had studios in Kent Street, Maryborough, 1890-93 and Adelaide Street, Maryborough, 1894-98. He was also active in Dalby (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.244). Urry took photographs of Townsville after a cyclone in 1903. Urry won a Gold Medal and nine first prizes in the 1899-1900 Exhibition.


Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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Effects of the cyclone at Townsville

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085M
Scope and Contents Collection of five photographs, mounted on card and showing various devastated buildings. The printed inscriptions read 'A E Urry, Townsville. Gold medal and nine first prizes, Exhibition 1899-90' (sic).The north-eastern coast of Queensland is the most susceptible part of Australia to cyclones, which run down from the north-east tropics, particularly in spring and early summer. The coastline between Townsville and Cooktown is especially prone: three major cyclones, in the last...
Dates: 1903
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