Vaniman Panorama

American adventurer Melvin Vaniman (1866 – 1912) arrived in Sydney in February 1903 and spent a year, on and off, photographing the city and harbour. His distinctive panoramas were nearly always taken from high above the ground and if a nearby building or ship’s mast was not at hand he erected his own thirty-metre pole to achieve a bird’s-eye view.

Vaniman Panorama features enlargements of twelve of the sixty to seventy panoramas produced by Vaniman during his time in Australia.

Open: 20 June 2009 – 8 November 2009
Mitchell Galleries
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Admission: Free

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