One of a subset of 18 negatives taken of the suburb of Albert Park.

This subset is part of approximately 3,000 negatives taken by Jim Payens, the Melbourne based aerial photographer, and form part of the Payens Collection. The images span the period predominantly between the 1950s - 1970s.

Jim Payens was one of a very small number of Australian photographers to have specialised in oblique and survey aerial photography. He was also one of the earliest Australian aerial photographers. This collection consists predominantly of aerial views of the city of Melbourne, surrounding suburbs and regional Victoria but also extends to other parts of Australia. The Collection depicts a variety of landmark events and major engineering projects throughout Australia including the Australian Grand Prix, Olympic Games (Melbourne & Sydney) and the construction of Eildon Weir.

The Museum also holds the aerial camera and equipment used by Payens to take these images as well as an oral history interview with the photographer.

Description of Content

Vertical aerial photograph of Albert Park. The junction of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Road, Punt Road and Nepean Highway is in the top right corner of the image. St Kilda Cricket Ground is to the left of it.

Physical Description

negative; black and white; silver gelatin; cellulose acetate.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Payens Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Images & Image Making, Science & Measurement

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation & Supplementary Purchase from Mr. Jim Payens, 09 Jan 2002

  • Place & Date Depicted

    Lakeside Drive, Albert Park, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Feb 1956

  • Creator

    Mr. Jim Payens, 23 Dec 1953

  • Format

    Negative, 5x5, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    Originally housed in a plastic sleeve containing two cream envelopes of negatives and a yellow hand written note. Hand written in black ink on a yellow note accompanying this negative [note now discarded]; 'ALBERT PARK VERTICALS / 28.2.56. J.McKEEN PILOT / PAYENS PHOTO. / PERCIVAL PROCTER / Y.H. SAS / PAYENS / COPYRIGHT.' Hand written in black ink on a cream envelope that contained this negative with ten others [envelope now discarded]; 'ALBERT PARK. MELB. VIC. / R2. No1 - No11 / 28.2.56. 3PM. 6000' ASL / F24. SUPER XX F16 @ 1/300 / PERCIVAL PROCTOR. / J.McKEAN PILOT / J. PAYENS PHOTO/NAV' Hand written in black ink on a cream envelope containing negatives that accompanied this [envelope now discarded]; 'ALBERT PARK. / R1. No20 - 26 / 28.2.56. / F24. 7[inch] EKTAR 180 mm / 3PM 6000' ASL SUPER XX / 1/300 F.16.' Hand written in white ink on the edge of the negative; 'No11'

  • Classification

    Environments, Metropolitan - melbourne, Aerial cityscapes

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Dimensions

    140 mm (Width), 125 mm (Height)

  • Keywords

    Aerial Photographs, Cityscapes, Lakes, Suburbs, Photography, Sports Grounds, Roads