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Wolfgang Sievers photographic archive [picture] / Wolfgang Sievers
Bib ID 1586022
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Sievers, Wolfgang, 1913-2007
 
Online Versions
Description 1938-1991 
ca. 13,700 photographs : b&w (some col.) ; 50.3 x 42 cm. and 42 x 50.3 cm. and smaller. 
ca. 51,700 negatives and transparencies : b&w and col. 
Summary

Sievers photographic archive, held by the National Library, depicts Australia's industry, mining, architecture and workforce from 1938 to 1991. Sievers was commissioned by Australia's largest companies to document their activities, including Alcoa, Australia Pulp and Paper Manufacturers, Comalco, Hamersley Iron, John Holland, John Lysaght, Shell and Vickers Ruwolt. Renowned architectural firms such as Bates, Smart and McCutcheon, Hassall & McConnell, Leith & Bartlett, Winston Hall, and Yuncken & Freeman commissioned him to document their buildings. In the 1950s Sievers received a commission from the Department of Overseas Trade with a brief to change Australia's image from a land of sheep and wool to an image of a sophisticated industrial and manufacturing nation.

Biography/History

Sievers is one of Australia's most significant and influential photographers. Born in Germany in 1913, he trained at the Contemporary School for the Applied Arts in Berlin (an off shoot of the famous Bauhaus School) and took architectural photographs for his father's books on Berlin's historical buildings before emigrating to Australia in 1938. He opened his own studio in Melbourne and carried on a commercial practice for some years, gradually coming to specialise in industry and architecture.

Notes

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-160291170 PIC Box Q59 #P1480-P1523, P1704, P1983-P2042 copy

Has Sub-series

Has subcollection: The mystery of the Mungo man, New South Wales and Victoria, 1994.

Subjects Architecture -- Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs.  |  Mines and mineral resources -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Industries -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Employees -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Factories -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Buildings -- Australia -- Photographs.
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Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC Box Q59 #P1480-P1523, P1704, P1983-P2042
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC Solander box A69 #PIC/7622/1-82
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC/7623/1-24, 73-225, 901-938 LOC Drawer PIC/7623
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC b&w prints LOC PIC Album 1032/1-197
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC Box Q59 #P3429-P3453, P5563-P5817, P6169-P6170, P6549
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC Drawer 91 #PIC/20784/1-4
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room
Call Number: PIC Drawer Q59 #PIC/7622/31a
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC/7624/1-227 LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC/7623/25-72 LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC Col. prints LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP (Album 1-28)
Status: Available
 
Collect from: Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
Call Number: PIC Cold Store A4/6/3 [PIC SIEV CP] Folder 1-3 #PIC/7624/228-245
Status: Available
Items/Issues Held: Photograph
 
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Call Number: PIC Cold Store A4/6/3 [PIC SIEV CP] Folder 4-6 #PIC/7624/249-288
Status: Available
Items/Issues Held: Photographs
 
Collect from: PIC FREEZER
Call Number: PIC Col. negs/tranies LOC Cold store PIC Siev CN&T; Col. negs/tranies freezer LOC Cold store PIC Siev CN&T-F
Status: Available
 
Collect from: PIC FREEZER
Call Number: PIC b&w negs LOC Cold store PIC Siev B&WN; b&w negs-freezer LOC Cold store PIC Siev B&WN-F
Status: Available
Details Collect From
PIC Box Q59 #P1480-P1523, P1704, P1983-P2042 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Box Q59 #P3429-P3453, P5563-P5817, P6169-P6170, P6549 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Drawer 91 #PIC/20784/1-4 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Drawer Q59 #PIC/7622/31a Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Solander box A69 #PIC/7622/1-82 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC b&w prints LOC PIC Album 1032/1-197 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC/7623/1-24, 73-225, 901-938 LOC Drawer PIC/7623 Special Collections Reading Room
PIC Col. prints LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP (Album 1-28) Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Cold Store A4/6/3 [PIC SIEV CP] Folder 1-3 #PIC/7624/228-245
Copy: Photograph
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required -
PIC Cold Store A4/6/3 [PIC SIEV CP] Folder 4-6 #PIC/7624/249-288
Copy: Photograph
Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required -
PIC/7623/25-72 LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC/7624/1-227 LOC Cold store PIC Siev CP Special Collections Reading Room - Prior notice required
PIC Col. negs/tranies LOC Cold store PIC Siev CN&T; Col. negs/tranies freezer LOC Cold store PIC Siev CN&T-F   -
PIC b&w negs LOC Cold store PIC Siev B&WN; b&w negs-freezer LOC Cold store PIC Siev B&WN-F   -

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