National Library of Australia

From Monday 29 November, the Reading Rooms will reopen at reduced hours. You can now start planning your visit and request items from the Catalogue. Find out more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Frank Johnston collection of photographs of the cattle industry in the Northern Territory, the Kimberley and Queensland [picture] / Frank H. Johnston
Bib ID 1585815
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Johnston, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1910-1989
 
Online Versions
Description [1951-1961] 
13,030 negatives : acetate, b&w ; 5.6 x 5.6 cm. 
approx. 822 transparencies : col. ; 5.7 x 5.7 cm. 
135 negatives : nitrate, b&w. 
370 photographs : b&w. ; 33 x 21.5 cm. or smaller. 
approx. 6850 contact prints : b&w. ; 6 x 6 cm. 
39 photographs : col. 
3 slides : col. ; 35 mm. 
3 transparencies : col. ; 6 x 6 cm 
1 negative : acetate, col. 
2 negatives : acetate, b&w ; 8 x 10.3 cm. 
Summary

The collection deals with the cattle industry and the people associated with it during a period of prosperity and change. Also included are photographs of the Ord River Dam and breeds of cattle. Some photographs in the collection have been used to illustrate publications.

Biography/History

Frank Johnston was a publisher, photographer and businessman with an interest in Australia's pastoral industry and the history of aviation.

Notes

Folders of contact prints act as a reference index to the negatives.

Selected images have been individually catalogued and digitised.

Acetate negatives, colour transparencies, colour photographs and colour slides stored in cold store. Nitrate negatives stored in nitrate store. For brief summaries of acetate and nitrate negatives, see files NLA 204/11/00012-2 and NLA/10923-49.

Collection also includes several maps, booklets and newspaper cuttings.

PIC Album 1007 Black Reference Folder #PIC/5849/7180-7183 copy Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-141828383

Related Material Associated material: Papers of Frank H. Johnston are held in National Library of Australia Manuscript Section MS 8272. 
Subjects Johnston, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1910-1989 -- Photograph collections.  |  Animal industry -- Australia, Northern -- Photographs.  |  Range management -- Australia, Northern -- Photographs.  |  Cattle -- Australia, Northern -- Photographs.

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
PIC Album 1007 Black Reference Folder #PIC/5849/7180-7183 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Album 1007 Green Reference Folder #PIC/5849/7165-7172, 7177-7179. Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Album 1007 Sundry Prints Folders 1-5 #PIC/5849/6767-6922 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Album 1007/1-24 #PIC/5849/56-6777 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Album 1007/37 #PIC/5849/1-47, 7133-7164 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Album 1007/38 #PIC/5849/7185-7220 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Cold Store Row A1/3/2 Folder 1 #PIC/9117/1-2
Copy: Negative
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Cold Store Row A2/2/4 Album 1-13 #PIC/18059/1-12675
Copy: 39 photographs, 3 slides, 2 transparencies, 1 negative
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Cold Store Row A2/2/6 Box 1, Folder 1-3 #PIC/18059/1-822
Copy: Transparency
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Cold Store Row A3/1/4 Folder 1#PIC5849/48-55, 7173-7176, 7184
Copy: Slide, Photograph
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Nitrate Store Box 28 #PIC/19742/1-135 Held offsite, prior notice required. Conditions apply

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.