(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)
20.6 x 28.6 cm image/sheet
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, 36, 37 (illus.).
Robyn Donohue, Arcadia - nineteenth century Australian photography, North Sydney, 1998. no catalogue numbers
Josef Lebovic Gallery, Colonial Photographers, Sydney, 1984. cat.no. 116
Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers
Colonial Photographers, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Kensington, 24 Mar 1984–28 Apr 1984
Critic's Choice, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Apr 1994–10 Jul 1994
Arcadia: nineteenth century Australian photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Oct 1998–13 Dec 1998