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Harold Cazneaux – Father of Modern Australian Photography

Day 327 of Colourisation Project – March 30 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Eminent Australian photographer Max Dupain, acknowledged him as the “father of modern Australian photography.” In 1911, … Continue reading

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Australia’s First Superstar – Nellie Melba

Day 12 of Colourisation Project – May 19th Our very own, Dame Nellie Melba was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician.  Born Helen Porter Mitchell this day in 1861 in Richmond, Victoria, she adopted the stage … Continue reading

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