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Sharkey's Wet Plate Caravan, The National Park. (1889) John Sharkey

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Sharkey's Wet Plate Caravan, The National Park. (1889) John Sharkey

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This photograph was taken in 1889 in what is now known as the Royal National Park in Sydney. In 1879 an area of 18, 000 acres was set aside as a national park on the coast of NSW, increasing the size to 36,820 acres in 1880. The mention of 'Sharkey's wet plate caravan' in the title of this Kodak implies that Sharkey was using an onsite caravan darkroom to develop his photographs...Sources:..trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71118046 ( http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/71118046 )

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1880 - 1889
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Royal Australian Historical Society
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