One of thirteen reproduced black and white photographs of early Melbourne taken by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885), purchased from The Royal Photographic Society in Bath, England.

Walter Woodbury was an inventor and pioneering English photographer who was one of the earliest practioners of the wet-plate (or collodian) process in Australia. Woodbury was active in Melbourne from 1852-1857.

Description of Content

Panorama of Melbourne showing wetlands in the foreground with Princes Bridge, Batman Hill, Batman's Cottage, Military Barracks, Abattoirs and sailing ships on the Yarra River shown in the middleground.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph.

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