Corkhill was an amateur photographer who took thousands of pictures of his family members and neighbors between 1890 and 1910, often posing them in their gardens. In 1975, his daughter gave his approximately 1,000 surviving glass plate negatives to the National Library.
Despite the original label, the large trees are “probably river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis),” according to a note about the photo by the Museum.
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The queen poses in her side-yard kingdom with her horses and doll-courtiers, 1925, Euston District, New South Wales, via Museum Victoria.
Contributed by Beryl Leslie to “The Biggest Family Album of Australia” project.
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