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The cabinet portfolio: Queensland scenery

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3085I

Scope and Contents

A commercially produced portfolio containing twelve prints, each 130 x 105 mm, mounted on card with printed captions, showing scenes in and around Brisbane. Photographer and publisher George P Wright, James Street, Valley, Brisbane.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1880


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Biographical / Historical

George Parkinson Wright was a commercial photographer active in Queensland, Australia in the 1870s and 80s. Wright had studios at: Fortitude Valley 1874-1878; Creek Street, Brisbane 1878-1881; 162 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane 1882; Roma Street, Brisbane 1883 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.256).


12 item(s) (12 images)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

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


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


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


Wright, George Parkinson, fl 1874-1883, photographer

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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