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Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, used by Frank Hurley

Object type
Movie cameras

Object number
2005.0075.0015

Description
Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, consisting of a camera shutter, four lenses (one with a bellows attachment), a view finder, an extension tube and a camera case.

Collection name
Robert and Irene Goard collection

Collection statement of significance
The Robert and Irene Goard collection comprises cameras and other photographic equipment owned and used by prominent Australian photographers and businessmen Charles Kerry, George Rose and Frank Hurley and amateur photographer and engineer Ernest Macartney de Burgh. The collection includes a dry whole plate field camera and a wet plate sliding box camera used by Kerry, a Lizars Challenge stereo camera owned by George Rose and a 35mm Debrie Parvo cine-camera acquired by Frank Hurley for the 1929-30 British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions. It also includes a Sanderson folding plate camera awarded to de Burgh by the Institute of Engineers to recognise his securing the prestigious Telford Premium award in 1903-04.

From the 1880s to the 1920s, professional Australian photographers such as Kerry, Rose and Hurley created an extensive record of urban and rural life in eastern Australia and developed highly successful businesses producing and selling portraits, landscape views and news and event photographs as prints, postcards and stereocards. These photographers also exhibited overseas and imported views of the world, including, for Hurley, of Antarctica, for Australian consumption. Through these practices, photographers such as Kerry, Rose and Hurley shaped both Australians' understanding of and interest in their own social and natural environments and Australians' perception of their place in the world.

Maker
Andre Debrie

Place made
Paris, France

Date made
1917 - 1927

User
Frank Hurley

Materials
Metal - non specific, Glass

Dimensions
Weight: 12.17kg



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