One of a subset of 9 negatives and 2 photographs taken of Moorabbin and a cargo ship at sea.
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
Oblique aerial photograph of Rice Street, Moorabbin looking north towards Bentleigh. Also featured are, Rodney Street, Joan Street and Rosebud Avenue.
negative; black and white; silver gelatin; cellulose acetate.
Donation & Supplementary Purchase from Mr. Jim Payens, 09 Jan 2002
Place & Date Depicted
Negative, Black & White
Hand written in black ink on a cream envelope that contained this negative along with eight other negatives and two contact photographs [envelope now discarded]; '20.1.1958 / CHELTENHAM / NUNAWADING / NOBLE PARK. / MOORABBIN RICE. ST / CHAPEL ST. / CARGO BOAT' Hand written in blue ink on the glassine sleeve that contained this negative [sleeve now discarded]; 'MOORABBIN / RICE ST. / 1964'
Type of item
140 mm (Width), 130 mm (Height)