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Arthur Groom collection [picture] / Arthur Groom
Bib ID 1586124
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Groom, Arthur, 1904-1953
 
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Description ca. 1930-1950 
123 photographs : gelatin silver ; 21 x 29.1 cm. and smaller. 
Summary

Photographs taken on Groom's trips in Northwest and Central Australia recording station life, cattle industry and Aboriginal life, 1940s-1950s. Photographs of Central Australia, 1946-1947 for 'I saw a strange land' and of Northern Territory and Western Australia, 1951-1952, for 'Wealth in the Wilderness' (working title 'This is our country'). Also includes photographs relating to the establishment of Binna Burra Lodge and the development of national parks in Queensland.

Biography/History

Arthur Groom 1904-1953, son of Arthur Champion Groom, member for Flinders in first Federal Parliament; raised on cattle station Rosabelle Downs, Queensland; worked as a jackeroo and journalist; became the first honorary secretary of the National Parks Association of Queensland in 1930; was active in the promotion of national parks and environmental protection; established, with Romeo Lahey, Binna Burra Lodge on the edge of the Lamington National Park, southeast Queensland, 1933; wrote Merry Christmas (1932), I saw a strange land (1950), One mountain after another (1949) and Wealth in the wilderness (1955).

Notes

Title supplied by donor.

Images individually catalogued and digitised.

Condition: good, some fading.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-146199056

Related Material Related material: Papers of Arthur Groom available at; National Library of Australia Manuscripts section MS 9552. 
Subjects Groom, Arthur, 1904-1953 -- Portraits.  |  Groom, Arthur, 1904-1953 -- Journeys -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Binna Burra Lodge -- Photographs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Portraits.  |  Ranches -- Northern Territory -- Photographs.  |  Ranches -- Western Australia -- Photographs.  |  Cattle trade -- Northern Territory -- Photographs.  |  Cattle trade -- Western Australia -- Photographs.  |  Authors, Australian.  |  Environmentalists -- Australia.  |  Lamington National Park (Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Binna Burra (Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Noosa National Park (Qld.) -- Photographs.
Occupation Authors.  |  Environmentalists.
Other authors/contributors Groom, Arthur, 1904-1953. I saw a strange land  |  Groom, Arthur, 1904-1953. Wealth in the wilderness

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