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Peter Dombrovskis archive of photographs [transparency] / Peter Dombrovskis
Bib ID 4594512
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [transparency]
Author
Dombrovskis, Peter, 1945-1996
 
Online Versions
Description 1960-1996 
3,581 transparencies : col. ; 12.5 x 10 cm., or smaller + 2 slide shows. 
Summary

The Dombrovskis archive contains images of remote landscapes in Tasmania, Macquarie Island, Fraser Island and other areas in Australia and Sarawak.

Biography/History

Peter Dombrovskis was born in Germany of Latvian parents in 1945 and emigrated to Australia in 1950. He died in 1996 while photographing in the Western Arthur Range in Tasmania. He began taking photographs in the 1960s and was influenced by the Lithuanian-Australian pioneer conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas.Through his publishing company West Wind Press he produced publications such as the annual Wilderness Calendar and a number of books, all with prefaces promoting the conservation cause. Through West Wind Press, Liz Dombrovskis continued to publish Peter's work after his death. In 2003 Dombrovskis was the first Australian photographer to be inducted in the International Photography Hall of Fame.

Notes

Title from acquisitions documentation, see file NLA06/1618.

The Dombrovskis cataloguing number, the location of images and publication status has been transcribed into individual records from labels on the transparency sleeves. The sleeves have been discarded after rehousing the transparencies.

Collection includes 86 slides used in Rivers Red (PIC/12677/3495/1-43), Rivers Green (PIC/12677/3496/1-43) slide show during the Franklin River conservation campaign. Slides have not been individually catalogued and are not digitised. Some of the slides are cropped versions of Peter Dombrovskis' images that have been catalogued and digitised; some of the slides are images that are attributed to Olegas Truchanas and Ralph Hope-Johnstone.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148516339

Source of Acquisition Purchased from Liz Dombrovskis, 2009. 
Subjects Wilderness areas -- Australia -- Photographs.  |  Wilderness areas -- Sarawak -- Photographs.  |  Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (Tas.) -- Photographs.  |  Macquarie Island World Heritage Area (Tas.) -- Photographs.  |  Fraser Island (Qld.) -- Photographs.  |  Sarawak -- Photographs.
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Call Number: PIC PIC/12677/1-3497 LOC Cold store PIC DOM
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