Skip to content

Welcome back. See Plan your visit for health and safety information including mandatory check in and wearing of face masks.

A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 drew on the National Museum's rich collection of Basedow's photographs of early 20th-century expeditions into central and northern Australia.

A Different Time was on show at the National Museum of Australia in 2008.


About the exhibition Discover how the exhibition showcased photographs and objects, as well as the technology of Basedow’s photography and his work as a scientist.
Behind the scenes Go behind the scenes to learn how curators chose and prepared photographs for the exhibition.
Collection history Learn how Basedow’s photographs became part of the National Historical Collection, housed at the National Museum of Australia.
Herbert Basedow Explore the remarkable story of Herbert Basedow – anthropologist, geologist, scientist, explorer and medical practitioner.
Fellow adventurer Hear from Frank Feast who accompanied Basedow on four expeditions in central and northern Australia in the 1920s.
Further reading Explore all of Basedow’s known academic works, as well as a selection of newspaper and magazine) articles and books by other authors.

A Different Time was also on show at:

  • Liverpool Regional Museum, New South Wales, 6 April to 13 July 2013
  • South Australian Museum, South Australia, 11 May to 24 June 2012
  • Qantas Founders Museum Longreach, Queensland, 15 August to 4 December 2011

Banner photo: Herbert Basedow, reproduced from glass plate negative. National Museum of Australia

Return to Top