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An image of Mob of 1000 bullocks crossing Darling River, near Wilcannia (first view) by Charles Bayliss

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Mob of 1000 bullocks crossing Darling River, near Wilcannia (first view), from the album New South Wales Royal Commission: Conservation of water. Views of scenery on the Darling and Lower Murray during the flood of 1886.
Media category
Materials used
albumen photograph

22.8 x 29.3 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1984
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

Sandra Byron and Kevin Jeffcoat, Down the Darling - The Charles Bayliss Photographs, Sydney, 1991, 38, 39 (illus.).

Josef Lebovic Gallery, Colonial Photographers, Sydney, 1984. catalogue no: 116

Exhibition history (3)

Colonial Photographers, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 24 Mar 1984–28 Apr 1984

Ten years on, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jan 1986–Jan 1986

A modern vision: Charles Bayliss photographer 1850-1897, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 11 Jul 2008–26 Oct 2008