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Creek in the Everard Range
Title : Creek in the Everard Range Creek in the Everard Range
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Creator : Elliott, Frederick, fl. 1855-1897
Source : B 499/18
Date of creation : ca. 1891
Additional Creator : Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition (1891-1892)
Format : Photograph
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Creek in Everard Range

Creek in the Everard Ranges. The Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition was in this region quite early in their program: late June and early July. The country was well grassed and had a sufficiency of water. There were many Aboriginal people in the area. Lindsay, the expedition leader, records in his journal that Dr Elliott, the expedition's photographer was very busy with his camera, recording the scenes.

The Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition was one of the earliest major expeditions to be equipped with cameras and photographic apparatus. Dr FJ Elliott was expedition doctor and photographer. He recorded the country the expedition traversed, the expedition and the Aboriginal people they encountered. As the expedition pushed beyond the country covered by earlier expeditions they began to encounter Aboriginal people who had not previously seen Europeans. Many of the images captured are highly evocative.
Related names :

Elliott, Frederick, fl. 1855-1897

Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-1892

Coverage year : 1891
Place : Everard Ranges
Further reading :
Newton, Gael Shades of light: photography and Australia 1839-1988 with essays by Helen Ennis and Chris Long and assistance from Isobel Crombie and Kate Davidson Canberra: Australian National Gallery: Collins Australia, 1988
Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, (1891-1892) Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2 North Adelaide: Corkwood Press, 1999
Elliott, Frederick, The Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2, photographs North Adelaide: Corkwood Press, 2002
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State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing. Taking it to the edge August 2004-



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