Stereoscopic views of Australia and New Zealand


Stereoscopic views of Australia and New Zealand



Stereoscopic Viewer Stereographic views, also known as stereographs or stereograms, are a pair of slightly different two-dimensional photographs placed side by side, depicting a scene viewed from each eye. The pair of images appears as a single three-dimensional image when viewed through a stereoscope. This collection comprises a selection of stereoscopic images of Australia and New Zealand. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are warned that some items may contain images of deceased persons

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The Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania. A view of the picturesque pathway at a particularly rocky spot
The Cataract Cliff Grounds, in Launceston, Tasmania, are a striking instance of what may be accomplished by the co-operation of Nature and Art. The pathway that we see below us has been constructed along the face of the towering cliff for about a…

Look-out rock, Buffalo Range, Vic., Australia. An immense granite tower, over 40 feet, scaled by a wire ladder
After reaching the Plateau, on the road to which some beautiful views were stereographed, as presented in numbers 8370 to 8376, the track traverses a small plain, crosses the bridge spanning the creek - (Stereograph 8384) - whose waters form the…

Invercargill, New Zealand. A bird's-eye view, taken from the waterworks tower. Population about ten thousand
Invercargill is the chief town in the Southland District, and has a population of between ten and eleven thousand. It is the starting point of five important railways, including one to the celebrated Southern Lakes; another to Dunedin and…

The Hochstetter Ice Falls, Mount Cook, New Zealand, showing the rugged character of these glaciers
From the summits of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, the two noblest mountains in Australasia, come the mighty avalanches that swell the volume of the wonderful Hochstetter Glacier, making of it one of the most impressive sights in the Southern Alps. The…

Dunedin, the commercial centre of Otago, New Zealand; bird's-eye view, taken from a hill in the Botanic Gardens
Dunedin, the capital city of Otago, was established by a Scotch company in 1848, and is situated at the head of Otago Harbour, nine miles distant from its seaport, Port Chalmers. Otago Harbour has been greatly deepened by dredging during the past…

"Tolarno" Glen Huntly Road
Handwritten note on back reads "Pop … lived here with mother & father after they came out from Eng … Now Safeway Supermarket"

Typically Australian - fern trees in Cawood's Gully, Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia
Cawood's Gully, Apollo Bay, is in Polwarth County, Victoria, between Cape Otway and Cape Patton, southwest of Melbourne. One of the coast ranges extends along the coast of this county. Northeast of Cape Otway the soil is very rich and supports a…

Milford sound, New Zealand. Here one finds the most sublimely beautiful scenery that the New Zealand Sounds afford
We are standing on the eastern shore of Milford Sound, and looking across at one of the giant sentinels that guard the loveliest of all New Zealand's Sounds. Mitre Peak, 5560 feet, shows here its precipitous end, but its side view is still more…
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