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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The steamer 'Lady Loch' anchored off the coast of King Island, Bass Strait. In the foreground are large boulders on the shoreline and in the distance are New Year Islands. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during an expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to King Island, November 1887. The 'Lady Loch' was carrying the party of field naturalists to King Island having departed Port Melbourne on November 2 of that year.

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

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