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Title: Goyder's main camp at Fort Hill
Photo No: PH0837/0004
Citation address: http://hdl.handle.net/10070/157893
Photographer: Brooks, Joseph
Date taken: 1869
Collection: Goyder Expedition Collection.
Description: Goyder's main camp at Fort Hill. 6 tent huts, 1 more substantial building to the rear left of photograph and a grass covered open hut on the right of photograph. Men standing under an awning off the first tent hut.
Notes: Stereoscope photographs taken during the Goyder survey expedition (1869-1870). The expedition was led by George Goyder; Surveyor-General from the South Australia Department of Lands and Survey. He was sent to the Northern Territory in 1869 to complete a land survey and select a site for the capital. One hundred and fifty men were selected for the expedition and within six months they had surveyed 269,683 hectares, identified further land for growing tropical products and recommended Palmerston as the site for the capital. The photographers during the expedition were Joseph Brooks; the official photographer and Samuel White Sweet; a sea captain who sailed twice to the Northern Territory and joined the Goyder expedition on both occasions. The photographs in the collection depict members of the expedition, the new settlement and the surrounding scenery. The men are seen at work and around their camps, clearly showing the isolation of the tropical north. The photographs are stereoscopic and were a popular form of public viewing during the mid to late 1800s. Stereoscopy creates the illusion of depth in an image and was first invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1840. Two separate images were printed side-by-side and when viewed through a stereoscopic viewer, a three-dimensional effect was produced.
metadata.picturent.dc.relation.uri: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040316b.htm
http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/exhibits/saonmap/planner/northernterritory.html
Related link: Australian Dictionary of Biography : Goyder, George Woodroffe (1826–1898)
Government of South Australia. State Records : Goyder's Northern Territory Diary 1868 - 70
Subject: Northern Territory Survey Expedition 1868-1869
Goyder, G. W. (George Woodroffe), 1826-1898
bush huts
surveyors
tents
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 1200ppi ; 92.6Mb, single 37.89, back 92Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 stereograph : sepia ; 18 x 9 cm.
Use and Restrictions: No known copyright restrictions
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Goyder Survey Expedition, 1869–1870

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