Margaret PRESTON

Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1875 – Mosman, New South Wales, Australia 1963

  • Germany and France 1904-07
  • France, England and Ireland 1912-19


Australia 1881 – 1967


Postcard: Angkor Vat 1926
Collection Title: Photograph album: Asia, Angkor, Hong Kong 1926
Title Notes: As in many a thesis, much information is to be found in the footnotes or appendices. The subject of this book was originally presented as an appendix to Peter Dowling’s PhD thesis Chronicles of progress: the illustrated newspapers of colonial Australia 1853-1896 presented to Monash University in 1977. This publication will be particularly pertinent to Australian studies. The European settlement of Australia coincided with dramatic changes in image production and distribution. In 1790 when Thomas Bewick produced his innovative volume of wood-engraved illustrations for A general history of quadrupeds it was adorned with an image of a Kanguroo from New Holland. A printing press was included as part of the essential supplies of the First Fleet and from the early 1800s local engravers produced images for colonial publications. The production of locally illustrated newspapers, taking as their prototype The Illustrated London News, were established in the early 1850s, with proprietors quick to cash in on the demands of a burgeoning gold-rush population.
Page: page 9, lower
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: ephemera/documentation, albums postcards, ink; paper photo-lithograph, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: paper
Acknowledgement: Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, through the National Gallery of Australia Foundation 1995
Accession No: NGA 95.707.9.2

  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, Canberra, 1995.