|Caption: James Cook University researchers at the Flinders Street branch of CityLibraries. Photo Credit: Jane Ryder|
The only difficulty researchers faced was that many of the photographs were unidentifiable, and while they were fantastic images in their own right, it was difficult for the team to put them into a context. This illustrates a need for people to correctly identify the contents of their personal collections. Otherwise, they risk becoming “orphan works”, such as these beautiful photographs.
Specialised digitisation equipment available within the City Library made the process of scanning various documents and photographs significantly easier. The library has only recently acquired this technology and is very excited to put it to use digitising further entries to the already rich local history collection. For more information, watch this video.
The "Between Battles" research team would like to thank the staff of CityLibraries, in particular Annette Burns and Barbara Mathiesen.