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Time and Tide - The presence of J.B.O Hosking: A photographic exhibition

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Victorian Archives Centre

99 Shiel Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

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More than 1600 negatives collected by J.B.O Hosking, Melbourne Harbour Trust Chief Engineer from 1936 to 1959, have been painstakingly indexed and digitised by Public Record Office Victoria volunteers.

The black and white images depict Port of Melbourne facilities and activities including many of those overseen by Mr Hosking himself such as the development of Appleton Dock, operation of the Yarraville fuel terminals and the evolution of the Williamstown and Port Melbourne wharfs in a changing landscape.

Five volunteers spent more than three years bringing the records of the Melbourne Harbour Trust (including the images of J.B.O. Hosking) to life, with two volunteers and a committee of staff curating their favourites for this photographic exhibition. And if you look closely throughout, you may spot Mr Hosking himself appear throughout these stunning still scenes.

Celebrate the launch of this volunteer-led exhibition with us this National Volunteers Week - "Making a world of difference."

A PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA VOLUNTEER SHOWCASE
LAUNCH: 2-4PM SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019


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The exhibition will remain on display until September.

You will be able to download photographs from the Melbourne Harbour Trust collection, including those on display, from prov.vic.gov.au later in the year.

Pictured from the collection: Undated and undescribed photograph from the Black and White negatives of the Melbourne Harbour Trust Commissioners, VPRS 8359 P1 Unit 1 Item 5A/002

We have more than 175 volunteers at PROV who spend time digitising and indexing our collection, making it more accessible to the public. Learn more about our volunteer program here: https://prov.vic.gov.au/about-us/i-want-volunteer

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