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C.E. Wellings collection [picture] / C.E. Wellings
Bib ID 3049990
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Wellings, C. E. (Charles Eden), -195-
 
Online Versions
Description [ca. 1900-ca. 1948] 
191 glass negatives, photographs, postcards and transparencies : b&w ; various sizes + negative boxes. 
Summary

Collection includes photographs of: whaling (1910-1932?) in the Eden area including flensing of whales and hunting assisted by killer whales Hooky and Jackson ; views of Eden including Cattle Bay, the wharf, Main street, Hotel Australasia, Pilot Station; views of Boyd Town including Brierly's cottage, Ben Boyd's lighthouse, Seahorse Inn (?) and Girl Guides in Eden.

Biography/History

Charles Eden Wellings, son of Thomas Wellings and nephew of Percy Wellings, worked as a photographer in Eden before World War 1. At some stage he moved to Sydney and worked there as a photographer, taking photographs of Sydney and the Blue Mountains. He left Sydney quickly and returned to Eden, where he continued to earn a living as a photographer. Charles did not have a car and so carried his camera by foot to wherever he photographed. Between 1910 and 1912, he produced a film on whaling that was privately screened at a cinema in Sydney in 1912. In May 1944 he had a paper on 'The Killer Whales of Twofold Bay' published in the journal of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. Charles took glass plate negatives up to the end of his career. He died in the early 1950s.

Notes

Title from acquisition documentation.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148635029

Subjects Whaling -- New South Wales -- Eden -- Photographs.  |  Eden (N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.

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