Collection UQFL243 - Sidney Richardson Photographs

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Sidney Richardson Photographs


  • 1884-1893 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 albums.

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Photographs, 1884-1893
Collection alternatively titled as: Sidney Richardson Collection

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Scope and content

Two hundred and three (203) photographs of Queensland towns from circa 1880s to1890s, and 211 black & white 35mm negative derivatives with 13 proof sheets.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Items arranged alphabetically by place name and numbered sequentially.

Album 1:
Bowen, Items 1-12;
Bundaberg, Items 13-20;
Cairns, Items 21-29;
Cairns-Herberton Railway, Items 30-51;
Charters Towers, Items 52-71;
Clermont, Item 72;
Cooktown, Items 73-80;
Gladstone, Item 81;
Herberton, Items 82-85;
Hughenden, Item 86;
Ingham, Items 87-94;
Innisfail, Items 95-97;
Mackay, Items 98-107;
Maryborough, Items 108-115.

Album 2:
Mount Morgan, Items 116-136;
Mourilyan Harbour, Item 137;
Normanton, Item 138-140;
Port Douglas, Items 141-142;
Ravenswood, Items 143-150;
Rockhampton, Items 151-158;
Station Bores, Items 159-160;
Thursday Island, Items 161-167;
Townsville, Items 168-209;
Unidentified, Items 210-211.
Negatives and proof sheets.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright expired.

Language of material

  • English

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Roberts, Pamela, (2013). Black Oxford : the untold stories of Oxford University's black scholars. Oxford Signal Books.
Watson, D., McKay, J., & Queensland Museum. (1994). Queensland architects of the 19th century : a biographical dictionary. Brisbane: Queensland Museum.

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OCLC Number

48793410 ; 223205381

Libraries Australia ID

23288235 ; 63015215

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 18-Jul-2022. Revised, AM, 12-Jul-2022. Revised, Linda Justo, 2-Jul-2021. Revised, AM, 04-Mar-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Album: UQFL243 Album 1
  • Album: UQFL243 Album 2