Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.
Photographs of scenes around Australia.

Photographs of scenes around Australia.

1930s. Group of 29 glossy b&w promotional photographs of the Australian mainland, for tourism purposes.

The photographs include scenes of the harbor around Sydney; the mines at Kalgoorlie; a panoramic view of Brisbane; the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne on the occasion of the dedication of the Shrine by the Duke of Gloucester; aerial view of Melbourne; the Hawkesbury railroad bridge between Newcastle and Sydney; reading room of the Melbourne library; government buildings in Canberra; botanical and garden scenes; wild life (koala, wallabies); surfing and swimming scenes (includes an impressive image captioned "Girl life savers bringing in a patient"); views of Townsville & Brisbane; sailing on Sydney Harbour ("As our ship passes through the Heads & steams toward Sydney Harbor .... suddenly hundreds of great white "butterflies" appear on the water's surface ahead ... we see they are sail boats"); and Collins Street, Melbourne.

The dedication of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne occurred in November 1934; it is likely the images date from that period.

Some of the photographs have a paper identification/description label laid down on the verso, along with the ink stamp of the Australian National Travel Association (offices in Melbourne, London, Los Angeles, Wellington & Toronto) and some with extensive captions written in pencil.

18 photographs measure approximately 9 1/2 x 7 1/2"; 11 measure 8 1/2 x 6 1/2". A few photographs with faint corner creases, otherwise very good condition. Item #24338

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