What's in the photography collection?

Thousands of 19th and 20th century photographs. These photographs provide valuable documentary evidence of people and places from Queensland's past. They also trace the development of technical processes used in photography:  

  • Glass plate negatives - Henry Alcock, Caroline Kelly and Harry Oakman collections
  • Albumen prints - Views of Brisbane Album F3459
  • Cartes de visites and Cabinet cards - Album of Studio Portraits F3477; C Stewart Collection UQFL481, Box 1
  • Woodbury types - Leo Hayes Collection UQFL2, Parcel H10
  • Polaroid photographs - Oodgeroo Noonuccal Collection UQFL84, Album 1; Margot Hutcheson Collection UQFL577, Album 1
  • Historical cameras dating from 19th and 20th centuries - Charles Betteridge Collection UQFL 487, Box 2, Bundle 1; Magic lantern projector and glass slides F3786

University life, people and events can be found in the Fryer Library University of Queensland photograph collection UQFL466.

The Grahame Garner F3400 collection features protests and marches in Brisbane in the 1960s and 1970s.

Image: Students viewing items from Fryer photography collections

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Digitised material from these collections are accessible online.

Copying from our collections

Visitors to the Fryer Library are encouraged to make their own copies in accordance with copyright law in the reading room. We have facilities and staff to assist with this. Clients unable to visit the Fryer Library may request copies using this form. Please note the supply timeframe is 10 business days. Where material is still under copyright written proof of permission must be provided.