Skip to main content

Second Intercolonial Exhibition, Brisbane

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085H

Scope and Contents

Album containing printed title page and twelve mounted prints measuring approximately 290 x 235 mm., and showing scenes in and around the Exhibition Buildings. All the photographs have brief printed captions. The title page in full reads: 'Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sir Arthur E. Kennedy KCMG., C.B., twelve photographic views of the Second Intercolonial Exhibition held in Brisbane, Queensland August 21 1877, under the auspices of the National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland. By Geo P. Wright, Group and Landscape Photographer to his Excellency, Brisbane. Cleghorn, Printer, Brisbane.'


  • Creation: 1877-08


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

George Parkinson Wright was a commercial photographer active in Queensland, Australia in the 1870s and 1880s. Wright had studios at: Fortitude Valley 1874-1878; Creek Street, Brisbane 1878-1881; 162 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane 1882; Roma Street, Brisbane 1883.


12 item(s) (12 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The prints are generally in poor condition, with considerable overall yellowing and some fading.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche number 20.


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Wright, George Parkinson, fl 1874-1883, photographer

Includes index.
2006-08-02 14:58:21+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom