Image taken by Archibald James Campell during the Victorian Field Naturalsits expedition to the Furneaux Group of islands, Bass Strait, in November 1893. It is of sixty-nine photographs in a bound album. The album also includes a map of the Kent Group of islands in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition. This image shows the 'cook' at the party's camp near Trouser's Point on Flinders Island.
Campbell, a well known Naturalist and Ornithologist, was one of the first in Australia to employ nature photography in recording his fieldwork. Campbell's interest in nature was aroused in childhood at Werribee, Victoria where he lived with his grandparents until the age of 10. His first love was egg-collecting, and his general interest in birds was further inspired by the study of John Gould's works at the Public Library. He was for many years active in the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria. By 1896 his collection of eggs represented 500 species. Campbell initiated the first of several dinners which led to the formation in 1901 of the (Royal) Australasian Ornithologists' Union. Campbell's egg collection along with his vast image collection is housed at Museum Victoria.

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A member of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria cooking at a camp fire, preparing meals for the men during the Club's scientific expedition to the Furneaux Group of islands in November 1893. There are two billy cans and a cooking pot over the fire. Three other billy cans and a pail are on the ground to the right.

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