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An image of On Culpaulin Station, Darling River by Charles Bayliss

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Title
On Culpaulin Station, Darling River, 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.
Year
1886
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
albumen photograph
Dimensions

20.4 x 29.1 cm image/sheet; 20.6 x 29.3 cm card

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
74.1984.26
Location
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 (3)

Sandra Byron and Kevin Jeffcoat, Down the Darling - The Charles Bayliss Photographs, Sydney, 1991, 44, 45 (illus.).

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

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994.

Exhibition history (2)

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