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.'

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Members of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria on a scientific expedition to King Island. The men and their packhorses are on the 'wallaby track'. Situated on the east coast of the island, the track was used by wallaby hunters. The men are setting off from 'Berti', a hunter's old campsite, remains of which are visible. Most of the men are carrying rifles. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell, ornithologist and photographer, in November 1887.

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

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