photograph : albumen silver ; 20.7 x 25.6 cm.
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Dryden's Rock is part of the Hagning Rock formation, mythologised in Joan Lindsey's novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock, on which Peter Weir's 1975 film was based.
This image is part of the first photographic series of Australian scenes presented for sale to the public. Produced by the studio of Antoine Fauchery and Richard Daintree in 1858, this photograph is one of 53 collectively known as the Fauchery-Daintree Album.
Using the latest collodian wet-plate process, Fauchery and Daintree produced their collection of albumen silver prints at a time when the sales of photographs were flourishing.