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  • Title
    Walkabout magazine : original photographs and associated records, 1934-1974
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Approximately 8000 photographic prints - black and white - 41 x 52 cm. or smaller
    negatives & slides (29 boxes)
    textual material (2 boxes)

    "Walkabout : Australia and the South Seas" travel and geographic magazine was named by Charles Holmes and first issued on 1 Nov 1934 by the Australian National Travel Association (ANTA). It was published monthly for education, tourists and "armchair travellers" and ceased in 1974.
  • Scope and Content
    Series 01
    Walkabout magazine records, 1959-1971

    Series 02
    Walkabout magazine : Index, register, negatives, colour transparencies and proof sheets, ca. 1934-1974

    Series 03
    Walkabout magazine Australian photographs

    Series 04
    Walkabout magazine Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T.) photographs

    Series 05
    Walkabout magazine New South Wales photographs

    Series 06
    Walkabout magazine Northern Territory photographs

    Series 07
    Walkabout magazine Papua New Guinea photographs

    Series 08
    Walkabout magazine Queensland photographs

    Series 09
    Walkabout magazine : Tasmanian photographs [scenery, fauna, agriculture, mining, Bass Strait ferries, fishing, snow, sailing, miscellaneous published]

    Series 10
    Walkabout magazine South Australian photographs

    Series 11
    Walkabout magazine Victorian photographs

    Series 12
    Walkabout magazine Western Australian photographs
  • System of arrangement
    Box listing by State then subject (photographs)
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright restrictions may apply: Photographs in this collection created before 1955 are all out of copyright. Photographs created after 1955 are in copyright.
    Copyright holder:: Tourism Australia
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: On behalf of Tourism Australia, the State Library of New South Wales is authorised to approve reproduction and use of all images in this collection, for publication and broadcast (all media), without further consultation.
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy Tourism Australia
  • General note

    Reference: Australian Walkabout / selected by Brian McArdle & Peter Fenton -- Melb. : Lansdowne, 1968
  • Date note

    Date taken from the back of the photograph is usually accurate. Date taken from photograph mount is usually a purchase or filing date; not necessarily the date of photograph which is often earlier. Walkabout used several numbering series further complicating the dating of photographs. The pre-1950 photographs may date back to the 1930s although the earliest recorded date seems to be about 1941. Dates may be adjusted where there is clear evidence in or from the photograph. Additional information has often been taken from duplicate copies. -- R. Woodley, Cataloguer, Nov 2001
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