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Author Barnard, Edwin.

Title Capturing time : panoramas of old Australia / Edwin Barnard
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia, © 2012

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Description 180 pages (some folded) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 x 31 cm
regular print
Contents The wonder of the age -- Capturing time -- Capital of the convicts' colony : Sydney 1820 -- Home for rogues and rebels : Newcastle 1821 -- Luxuries worthy of a better race : Hobart 1825 & Sydney 1827 -- The view from the frontier : King George Sound 1832 -- In the grip of Swan River fever : Fremantle 1832 -- Pioneers on Port Phillip Bay : Melbourne 1841 -- The plains of Australia Felix : Challicum 1852 -- A city built on dreams of gold : Melbourne 1863 -- Light's vision becomes reality : Adelaide 1866 -- Convict colony to colonial capital : Brisbane 1872 -- The harbour city on a world stage : Sydney 1880 -- City on the edge of nowhere : Perth 1880 -- "Truly, a happy land is this" : Launceston 1890 -- Desperate days in the deep north : Palmerston (Darwin) 1870-1897 -- Building the bush capital : Canberra 1911, 1920s & '30s -- Panoramas made easy : Sydney, Katoomba and Newnes 1920s * '30s
Summary Panoramas, whether painted or photographed, were the nineteenth-century equivalent of IMAX or Google maps. These wide-angled views of landscapes and cities fascinated viewers, who had never before seen such far-reaching perspectives on the world around them
Analysis Australian
Notes Ill. end papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-180) and index
Subject Cities and towns -- Social aspects -- Australia -- Pictorial works.
Cities and towns -- Social aspects -- Australia.
City and town life -- Australia -- History -- Pictorial works.
City and town life -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- History -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- History.
Australia -- Social conditions -- Pictorial works.
Australia -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Author National Library of Australia.
LC no. 2013433296
ISBN 9780642277503 (hbk.)
Other Titles Panoramas of old Australia