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

Man seated in Cremorne Gardens, established in 1853 on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond.

Physical Description

Black and white silver gelatin photograph.

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