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 looking east, showing wetlands in the foreground. The Powder Magazine is shown in the middleground with city buildings, including the St James Church, pictured in the background. Collins Street is shown to the right.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph.

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