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.
1850 - 1897
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.
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 2 publications
Colonial Photographers, Sydney, 1984. catalogue no: 116
Down the Darling - The Charles Bayliss Photographs, Sydney, 1991, 38, 39 (illus.).