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Panorama of Adelaide 1865
Title : Panorama of Adelaide 1865 Panorama of Adelaide 1865
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Creator : Duryea, Townsend, 1823-1888, photographer
Date of creation : 1865
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

360 degree panorama of Adelaide taken by Townsend Duryea from the Adelaide Town Hall tower. The panorama consists of 14 photographic prints pasted in sequence onto calico. He began photographing in the morning, facing north, and went anticlockwise to avoid the sun on his lens.

There are 14 pictures which complete the panorama which when seen together give a bird's eye view of colonial Adelaide and the building activity of the time. The vista extends as far as the parklands and an interesting feature is the lack of trees at this time.

The method of photography Duryea used in 1853 is the wet plate process which had superseded the daguerrotype.

See also the Townsend Duryea panorama of Adelaide made in 1870 from the tower of the Adelaide General Post Office.

Coverage year : 1865
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Adelaide
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Cato, Jack The story of the camera in Australia, Melbourne: Georgian House, 1955
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