Summary

One of thirty-two black and white photographs in an album [two are loose] taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria expedition to King Island. The album also includes maps of King Island in the inside front cover and back page and numerous newspaper clippings relating to the expedition. One of the newspaper clippings, written by one of the members of the party, documents the mission of the expedition thus: 'It is our intention, before the introduction of numerous foreign plants and animals rendered it impossible to do so, to ascertain as precisely as we could in the short time at our disposal the fauna and flora indigenous to the island.'

Description of Content

A wallaby hunter and his family in front of their dwelling on King Island. The woman is holding one of the two children in her arms. The house is made from materials salvaged from the wreckage of the ship Loch Leven which went aground on the northern tip of King Island in 1871. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during a Field Naturalists Club of Victoria scientific expedition to King Island in November 1887.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph on off-white card in bound album.

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