Territory Stories

The Camp, Port Darwin

Details:

Title

The Camp, Port Darwin

Photographer

Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886

Photo number

PH1049/0002

Collection

Samuel White Sweet Collection; PictureNT; PictureNT

Date

1872

Location

Darwin

Description

In the mid-ground is the camp consisting of various conical tents, corrugated iron sheds and a large timber building. At left near the water's edge is what appears to be a wooden slipway. About 7 men can be seen around the camp. Printed in the photograph at lower left is "22" and near the centre is Sweet's trademark anchor sign. In the background is Port Darwin at left and a headland at right. In pencil MS on verso "Entrance to Port Darwin / 1 Entrance to Port Darwin Harbour / The Camp 1872." Albumen paper photograph.

Language

English

Subject

Land Settlement; Northern Territory

Digital format

3784 x 5000 pixels : 48bpp ; 110.85Mb.

Format

1 photograph : sepia ; 15.8 x 21.0 cm.

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/pdm

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/262235

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/262235

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