Tag: photos


Waterlogged: Lismore in images

News photographer and local Brendan Beirne continues to document the crisis in Far Northern NSW. This is his take on the flood that has brought his town to its knees. And yet, despite the darkest of clouds, there is a ray of sunshine: a community that has pulled together, again, to weather the storm.

History & Culture

Lost photos of Brisbane 120 years ago

Photos found a Brisbane house showing the city at the turn of last century show a rare glimpse into the past. The 100-year-old images were discovered in the suburb of Red Hill. Amateur photographer Alfred Elliott had keenly documented changes in the city over 50 years, from the time he acquired his first camera in 1890. Elliot’s photos include historic events such as royal visits and troops going off to the Boer War in South Africa. Hundreds of glass plates and film negatives were found when the Brisbane Council purchased the house in the early 1980s, where they were stored in cigar boxes. The photos are on display as part of ‘The View From Here‘ exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane, 13 February – 30 August 2015.

History & Culture

Memory keepers: Soldier’s personal photos of WWI

Anzac troops heading into conflict went armed with more than weapons. The invention of the Vest Pocket Kodak (VPK) camera, small enough to fit into the pocket of a soldier’s tunic, enabled troops to capture the true face of war. Here are some of their personal images.