State Library of New South Wales
Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Sydney, NSW 2000
With Geoff Barker
The current interest in virtual reality is not a new phenomenon. Between the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the end of the century millions of stereo photographs were produced around the globe. Here in Australia they were among the earliest outdoor views of the colony and were sold in their hundreds of thousands. At the same time amateurs produced photos of their family and travels in very limited numbers. Join curator Geoff Barker in a talk about the early years of stereoscopic photography in Australia.
A world-leading library and centre of digital excellence, the State Library of NSW informs, educates, inspires and surprises online, onsite and on tour. The Library’s rich heritage collections, contemporary print and digital materials, partnership with the public library network and vibrant collaborations enable Australians to interrogate our past and imagine our future.