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Traversing the Globe: the L'Estrange photographic legacy

Apr 18, 2020 – Apr 24, 2020

Robert Augustus Henry L’Estrange (1858-1941) led and interesting and colourful life.
As an amateur photographer, collector, family chronicler, Irish protestant emigrant to Queensland in the mid-1880s, his extraordinary global photographic legacy allows us a glimpse into places and a past that in some cases have been lost both in Queensland and around the globe.

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Collection Alumni collection records, together with two digital exhibitions and one traditional exhibition, will connect and make discoverable a wealth of never before displayed images to engage new audiences across the world.

The original and copied images, journals and books have been digitised from glass plates and lantern slides and vary in dates from 1823 to 1960.

A background overview to the event and the photographer:

Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, P Block (The Cube) The Cube is located in the Science and Engineering Building (Level 4, P Block) at Gardens Point campus, at the end of George Street, next to the City Botanic Gardens (10 minutes walk from the city centre). All public areas of the SEC are accessible via lifts.

The digital exhibitions will be at the CUBE P Block  QUT Gardens Point and The Sphere/Data Wall E Block QUT Kelvin Grove.  

Another static exhibition will showcase the hardware, including lantern slides/glass plates and the camera used by R.A.H. L'Estrange. This will be in R Block, QUT Library, Level 2 and 4 QUT Kelvin Grove


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