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A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow1903–1928
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Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia in the early decades of the twentieth century.
A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 draws on the National Museum of Australia's rich collection of Basedow's photographic work.
These revealing, sometimes confronting images provide a fascinating historical record of the people and places he encountered, and life in remote Australia in the early 1900s.
Cover image: Tidal flat off King Sound, Western Australia, 1916. Reproduction of original film negative by Herbert Basedow.
ISBN 978 1 87694 465 0
Hardback, 224 pages, 230mm x 280mm, duotone images
Published July 2008
Downloadable extracts from the publication A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928
Warning: This publication contains some images of nudity and people in distressing circumstances. Readers should also be aware that the publication includes names and images of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- 1903 expedition (PDF 413.2 KB)
South Australian Government prospecting expedition
- 1905-11 expedition (PDF 413.0 KB)
Government expeditions in the Top End
- 1916 expedition (PDF 419.2 KB)
Expedition in search of munitions minerals in the Kimberley
- 1919 expedition (PDF 406.3 KB)
First medical relief expedition
- 1920 April expedition (PDF 413.0 KB)
Second medical relief expedition
- 1920 May expedition (PDF 406.3 KB)
Third medical relief expedition
- 1922 expedition (PDF 413.0 KB)
Mararoa geological expedition to the Victoria River
- 1923 expedition (PDF 413.4 KB)
Vice-regal expedition to central Australia
- 1926 expedition (PDF 406.6 KB)
Mackay expedition in central Australia
- 1928 expedition (PDF 413.6 KB)
Mackay expedition to Arnhem Land
- Flinders Ranges expeditions (PDF 411.0 KB)
Surveys of the Flinders Ranges