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Queensland and Tasmania

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308G

Scope and Contents

Collection of loose prints each 200 x 260 mm. It reproduces fourty-five photographs contained in an album whose origin is unknown apart from an inscription in a childish hand on one page: 'For dearest Mother from Wilfred 5 May 1883.' This is very different from the handwriting on the caption of a photograph on the same page, and on most of the rest of the collection. One item is dated 1875, and a number are dated 1885. Despite the uncertainty of their origin, most of these photographs are extremely clear and the re-photograph of them is excellent.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

F.W. Torrington was London Liaison Officer of the Australian National Library, Canberra.


30 item(s) (30 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was presented to the library by F.W. Torrington along with other material.

Related Materials

For a collection of photographs of Australia by Mr. Torrington see Y308F.


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

Date information

DateText: Date given is '1880s.'.


Torrington, F W

Includes index.
2006-10-19 11:46:13+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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