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Title Australian Story: The Light of Day
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary Troy Cassar-Daley guest presents this episode that unearths a century of secrets behind a series of iconic but mysterious photographs. In 2004, an article they read in a Sydney paper disturbed businessman Sam Cullen AM and his wife, Janet. Rare photographs taken by German-born photographer, John William Lindt were to go to auction in London that night. Taken in the 1870s, the strange and haunting images of Clarence River Aborigine become world famous, launching Lindt's career.The Grafton Aboriginal community was in a state of despair. They dearly wanted the photographs to come home but couldn't afford to buy them. Sam and Janet felt they had to help. Just hours later, they successfully bid over the phone.When the photographs arrived at their home, Sam was transfixed. "Every morning I would come down and say good morning to them and have a chat with them."Sam and Janet gifted the photographs to the people of the Clarence Valley. But troubled that Lindt became world famous while the people photographed were unknown, Sam and Janet, together with the Aboriginal elders of Grafton, began a long and emotional journey to discover the identities of the people who had entrusted their images to Lindt so long ago.Eight years later, Sam's labour of love has turned up some astonishing results.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming-Bauer. Producer: Jennifer Feller
Event Broadcast 2013-02-04 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Art auctions.
History in art.
Love -- Social aspects.
Photographic interpretation.
England -- London.
New South Wales.
Form Streaming video
Author Cassar-Daley, Troy, host
Bancroft, Robyne, contributor
Cullen, Janet, contributor
Cullen, Sam, contributor
Daley, Irene, contributor
Mackey, Nola, contributor
McBean, Jude, contributor
McLachlan, Colin, contributor
Orchard, Ken, contributor
Stuart-Jones, Sarah, contributor
Taylor, Debbie, contributor