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Traversing the Globe: the L'Estrange photographic legacy

May 15, 2021, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Robert Augustus Henry L’Estrange (1858-1941) led an 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 one digital 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:


Getting Here

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus: Limited parking available in J Block and F Block 

Public transport information is available here via Translink


Plan Your Visit


QUT Kelvin Grove Campus: Digital exhibition: E Block (Level 1)
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus: R Block, QUT Library, (Level 2 and 4). Physical exhibition showcasing the hardware, including lantern slides/glass plates and the camera used by R.A.H. L'Estrange

Event Date and Time

May 10 to 15
8am to 1pm
Talk and Questions from 12.30 to 1pm each day