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85/1285-1075 Glass plate negative, full plate, 'Australian Rabbiter, N.S.W.', Henry King, Sydney, Australia, c. 1880-1900. Click to enlarge.

'Australian Rabbiter, NSW' by Henry King

Made
The release of rabbits into the Victorian bush in 1859 was an environmental disaster. The 24 animals multiplied to plague numbers that are still with us today. Rabbits reduce biodiversity and cause soil erosion by tunnelling into the ground and nibbling plants to the roots.

Trapping provided food and income for many people until it was banned in NSW in 1980. Today it is considered more humane, efficient and effective to control rabbits by destroying burrows, building fences and using viruses …

Summary

Object No.

85/1285-1075

Object Statement

Glass plate negative, full plate, 'Australian Rabbiter, N.S.W.', Henry King, Sydney, Australia, c. 1880-1900

Physical Description

Glass negative, full plate, 'Australian Rabbiter, N.S.W.', Henry King, Sydney, Australia, c. 1880-1900.

Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The caption, studio number and studio mark are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.

55/80 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 1334 King Studio Number

Dimensions

Width

215 mm

Production

Notes

Henry King became sole proprietor of a photographic studio in George Street in 1880. Henry King's studio closed around 1900 and Charles Kerry acquired some of his negatives.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985

Acquisition Date

18 July 1985

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