Photographs chiefly of scenery and tramping along the Milford Track

Date
December 1936
Ref
PAColl-10262-1
Description
Mounted images with annotations from the first part of Albert Armitage Salmon's 1936-1937 trip to New Zealand. Images of South Island scenery and tramping, particularly along the Milford Track, comprise the bulk of the photographs, but prints also include some images of Salmon's departure from Sydney. Photographs taken by Salmon. - The images follow the route of Salmon and his companions' travels, and begin in Sydney Habour (Port Jackson) with images of the Habour Bridge, Luna Park illuminated at night, and the ship, 'Strathnaver', in the water. Also contains a photograph of Salmon's travel companions, Mary Hansen, Eric Keehn, Irene Booth, and Reg Booth aboard the deck of the 'S.S. Awatea' on their journey across the Tasman Sea. - The New Zealand images of the North Island begin in Auckland, and show a view of the Harbour and the University grounds with tulips in bloom. The images also include a view from inside a road tunnel in the King Country, rock formations above the Awakino River, the coastline and rock formations at New Plymouth, views of Mount Egmont (Taranaki), and tramping scenes in the fairy forest of Mount Egmont. The photographs also include views of Wanganui and the Wanganui River, the Wellington Harbour towards Miramar peninsula from the summit of Mount Victoria, and the hoisting of their car 'Marie', a Ford V8, onto the deck of the 'Rangitira' for the ferry ride from Wellington to Port Lyttelton, Christchurch. - The South Island photographs begin in Christchurch and include images of the War Memorial Bridge over the Avon River, and Hagley Park. The bulk of the images show scenery in Fiordland, including views of Lake Te Anau, the Eglinton Valley, the Hollyford River, Milford Sound, the swinging bridge and other scenes along the Milford Track, including images of snow, ice, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, plant life, and mountain peaks. The box also contains a photograph of Mary Hansen wearing ankle boots with small heels as she crosses the Roaring Meg stream from Jervois Glacier. Quantity: 50 b&w original photographic print(s) on mounts. Physical Description: Silver gelatin prints
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Format
50 b&w original photographic print(s) on mounts, Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Landscape photographs, Aerial views, Group portraits, Silver gelatin prints
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