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