The State Library and TS Mort

Part of the brief of any historical or geneological society is to make the broader community aware of the wealth of resources that are now available to individuals and organisations. Digitisation and the internet have made these reources much more accessible to all. We hope to feature great sites and useful apps in regular posts on this blog.

Today’s site is the rich archival material available from the State Library‘s photographic collection. This photographic collection is one of the nation’s largest and most important, comprising over one million images. About half the collection exists as photographic negatives.

The collection ranges from historical images, including the earliest known photograph taken in Australia (an 1845 daguerreotype of Dr William Bland), to more recent documentary photographs made in the last few months. The Library continues to add to the collection with both contemporary and historical material.

A search on this site for Moruya brings up quite a few images.

In today’s post I have done a very quick search on TS Mort – the subject of yesterday’s post. This search came up with a large collection of images of Mort, his family, his homes and his businesses.

Some are featured in the tiles/mosaic below. To read the descriptions of each image hover the mouse over each image.

To see the images even more effectively click on the top image and a slide show on a black background will start. Just click on the arrows to go backwards or forwards through the slides.

Note:  All images are from the collections of the State Library of NSW. This must be acknowledged in any further usage of these images.

Do you know of any good apps or sites that are worth sharing on this blog? If so please add their details to the Leave a Reply section below. Please note that your email address will NEVER be published. Comments can also be made on individual photos.

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