Wednesday, 27 March 2019
An exhibition featuring some of the first photos of Bunbury during the early colonial period to the 1960s will go on display at the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre from Saturday 30 March.
The focus of Picturing Bunbury – 100 Years of Photography will be the lives of the photographers and how they left behind a legacy in the form of a visual record specific to Bunbury’s history.
The photographic documents in this exhibition have played an important part in the recording of history and reflect the identity of Bunbury’s people and the historical events that have shaped Bunbury over time.
On show will not only be the photographs in the collection but also a variety of objects, including glass-plate negatives, a magic lantern and stereographic cameras.
Dating from the late 1850s this exclusive exhibition includes photographs taken by the professional photographers whose studios captured life in Bunbury on film.
The exhibition will run for three months from 30 March to 2 July and the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.