Guide to the Guide to 'Views of Australia': Hedda Morrison Collection


PIC P980

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Collection Summary

Views of Australia: Hedda Morrison Collection
Date Range
1961 - 1988
Collection Number
PIC P980
78,207 items 63 albums (46184 photographs and contact sheets) : gelatin silver, b&w ; 10.1 x 12.9 cm. or smaller. 32023 negatives : acetate, b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. + 2 video cassettes.
Language of Materials
Special Collections (Pictures)


Scope and Contents

Views of Canberra and the ACT, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, including public buildings, suburbs, people and landscapes. Activities and wildlife on, and views of Lake Burley Griffin. Canberra churches and mosques, embassies, the ANU, Duntroon, Old Parliament House, National Press Club, Australian War Memorial, and other buildings. Houses in various suburbs. Various sculptures, and Hiroe exhibition (1975). Shops and shoppers at Woden Mall (1971), Hall (1971), Fyshwick Market and Civic. Various bands, folk musicians and an event at the School of music. Events at the showground, Canberra Day (1977). Canberra Weavers, Wednesday Painters. Pakistan Disaster Dinner (1975), demonstration against logging Tantawangalo Forest (1987). Also portraits of Holt, Hawke and Gorton, other unidentified men, family and friends. Views of Honey Suckle Creek, Ororal Valley, Uriara Creek, Tuggaranong, Murrumbateman. In New South Wales, views of Castle Peak, Pidgeon House, Bungonia, Budawang, Boroomba, Hill End, Sofala, Michelago, Shoalhaven, Mongarlow, Captains Flat, Lotus Bay, Dubbo, Tenterfield, Mt Warning, Point Hicks, Ben Boyds, Eden, Thredbo, Kiama, Memosa Rocks, Mootwingee, White Cliffs, Wilcannia. In Victoria, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Omeo, Yallourn, Sale, Melbourne. In South Australia, Flinders Ranges, and Aboriginal rock paintings at Chambers Creek. Photographs of Aborigines in Western Australia in 1961. Album 879/26 contains photographs of Hedda Morrison's trip around Australia with her husband Alastair in 1961.

MS 9680 Diaries of Alastair Morrison details a trip around mainland Australia between March- September 1961 [].