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W.G. Sims collection of photographs [picture]
Bib ID 1585787
Format PicturePicture
Author
Sims, W. G. (William George) 1911-1970
 
Description [1940-1969] 
ca. 780 photographs and slides : b&w and col. ; 34 x 55.4 cm. and smaller. 
37 negatives : acetate, b&w 
536 negatives : nitrate, b&w 
Summary

Collection of photographs by W.G. Sims taken during World War II. Includes photographs of various places around Australia; Magnetic Island, Bowen in North Queensland, Rockhampton, South Molle Island, Townsville, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay in Sydney, Port Denison in Bowen, Campsites at Bowen, War Memorial in Canberra in 1942, Parliament House in Canberra in 1942, St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Martin Place and George Street in Sydney in 1941, RAAF Base in Richmond showing the Gipsy Moth, University of Western Australia. Some photographs were taken overseas. The places include: Mindanao, Zamboanga, Labuan, Japan, Halmhera Island volcano, Balik, Batu Celebes, Brunei Bay, Papar, North Borneo, Brunei and New Britain. The overseas photographs include subjects such as military vehicles, R.A.A.F. accommodation and P.O.W. camps.

Notes

Title from accession record.

Some photographs have captions on the verso and some are signed.

Collection includes acetate negatives stored in cold store and nitrate negatives stored in nitrate store. See files NLA/10923-14, 25 for summary sheet of acetate and nitrate negatives.

Related Material Related material: National Library of Australia Map Collection 
Subjects Sims, W. G. (William George), 1911-1970 -- Portraits.  |  Sims, W. G. (William George), 1911-1970 -- Photograph collections.  |  Australia. Royal Australian Air Force -- History -- Photographs.  |  University of Western Australia -- Photographs.  |  Australian War Memorial -- Photographs.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Queensland, Northern -- Photographs.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Bowen (Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  South Molle Island (Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Queensland, Northern -- Photographs.  |  Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.) -- Photographs.  |  Magnetic Island (Qld.) -- Photographs.
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    PIC Nitrate store Box 10 Folder 125-128 #PIC P2086 SIMS-A Special Collections Reading Room
    PIC P2086 LOC Cold store PIC SIMS-A Special Collections Reading Room
    PIC P2086 LOC Drawer Q47 Special Collections Reading Room

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