- ca. 1890-ca. 1910 (Creation)
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1 album : 12 sepia photographs, 24 x 18 cm mounted on boards ; 27 x 25 cm.
Previously described as Fryer Album A4.
Previously titled: Photograph album of views of Cairns-Herberton Railways Queensland; Views of Cairns-Herberton Railways, etc., Queensland [1900s?]
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Album of twelve sepia photographs of views of North Queensland including Cairns, Herberton, Barron George, Barron Falls, Hambledon and railways in the area. Title handwritten inside album. Album is undated. A handwritten list of captions and supplied item numbers has been inserted prior to the title page with an estimate of [1990s] as the date the pictures were taken. Most photographs appear to be around the construction of the railway to Herberton which began in Cairns in 1886 and finished in Ravenshoe in 1916.
Each photo has caption, supplied information is included in square brackets: 1. Glacier Rock . -- 2. [Cairns-Herberton railway] From 28 bridge. -- 3. Surprise Creek bridge [Cairns-Herberton railway]. -- 4. Cairns end of long tunnel. -- 5. The Barron Gorge. -- 6. Herberton end of the tunnel. -- 7. Near the Barron. -- 8. Barron Falls. -- 9. Aborigines of Cairns-Herberton district. -- 10. Kanaka women working in sugar cane. -- 11. Hambledon Sugar Plantation Cairns, general views. -- 12. Hoeing weeds in young cane.
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Pre-1955 photographs: copyright expired.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this manuscript may contain images or names of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
This manuscript may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions.
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- Photographs -- Catalogs
- Railroads -- Queensland -- Cairns
- Railroads -- Queensland -- Herberton
- Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland
- Cairns (Qld) -- 19th century -- Pictorial works
- Barron Falls (Qld)
- Aboriginal Australians -- Pictorial works
- Queensland, Northern -- Pictorial works
- Plantation workers -- Pictorial works
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Revised, Linda Justo, 2-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.