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Main Title: Her Majesty's territories : stereographic views of Australian sceneries / [curator, Alva Maguire].
Author: Maguire, Alva, curator.
Bendigo Art Gallery
Imprint: Bendigo Art Gallery, ||2013
Collation: 134 pages : chiefly illustrations, pbk, ; 17 x 24 cm.
Summary: Photographer John H. Jones created an extraordinary record of colonial Victoria. Jones's Photographs of Australian Sceneries reveal early images of the growing colony, from the ports and bridges of Melbourne, to the settlements and picturesque scenery further afield. When he advertised the set of 120 stereographs for sale in 1862, Jones recommended them as an ideal gift to send to family and friends overseas in order to illustrate 'one of the most important of Her Majesty's territories'. Stereographs were enormously popular from the mid-nineteenth century, and one of the earliest applications of 3D technology. Viewing the stereographs through a stereoscope creates the illusion of a single three-dimensional image. Indeed until the advent of moving images in the early twentieth century, stereographs remained one of the most common forms of visual entertainment, and millions of stereographs were produced. This exhibition displays a selection of Jones's stereographs, and features the route between Melbourne and Bendigo which had grown rapidly in the decade after the discovery of gold in 1851. Jones documented many of the impressive features of the newly constructed rail line, and captured views of the rapidly built towns along the route. He was equally interested in the natural geographical landscape of these areas, such as waterfalls, rivers, forests and rock formations. These rare stereographs were acquired by Bendigo Art Gallery in 2009, and many of the images have not been exhibited or published for 150 years.
Subject: Jones, John H., 1817-1872
Bendigo Art Gallery
Photographers and photography
Pictorial works
ISBN: 9780949215703 (paperback)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Stacks 778.4 HER Available