Early photographs - Indigenous Victorians
Fauchery and Daintree's 1859 publication, Sun Pictures of Victoria, was the first photographic series of Australian scenes presented for sale to the public.
Featuring Victorian scenes such as landscapes and goldmining activities, the series included 12 images of Indigenous Victorians. Taking a very 19th Century approach to their subjects, the portraits show people in both traditional and western wear, documenting the effects of colonisation.
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