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An image of Custom House on border of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia by Charles Bayliss

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Custom House on border of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, 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

24.2 x 28.3 cm image/sheet; 28.7 x 34.8 cm board

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 (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

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