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An image of Lake Menindie (panorama) by Charles Bayliss

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Title
Lake Menindie (panorama), 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
2 albumen photographs
Dimensions

20.7 x 58.0 cm image/sheet overall; 28.7 x 67.0 cm board:

1 - 29 [left]; 20.7 x 29 cm; image/sheet

2 - 30 [right]; 20.6 x 29 cm; image/sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
74.1984.28
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 (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

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