(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)
20.5 x 30.0 cm image/sheet; 26.9 x 35.1 cm board
This is one of a series of photographs taken by Charles Bayliss in 1886 for the New South Wales Royal Commission into water conservation. Ironically, the area was under flood during the journey. Bayliss joined the expedition on its three week trip down the Darling River on the paddle steamer 'Florence Annie', travelling through the countryside and collecting evidence from squatters in the area.
Sandra Byron and Kevin Jeffcoat, Down the Darling - The Charles Bayliss Photographs, Sydney, 1991, 32, 33 (illus.).
Josef Lebovic Gallery and Helen Ennis, Masterpieces of Australian Photography, Sydney, 1989. catalogue no: 116
Anne-Marie Willis, Picturing Australia - A History of Photography, Sydney, 1988, 94. Figure 55
Colonial Photographers, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 24 Mar 1984–28 Apr 1984
Shades of Light, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 1988–1988
A modern vision: Charles Bayliss photographer 1850-1897, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 11 Jul 2008–26 Oct 2008