One of a subset of 24 negatives taken of various Melbourne suburbs including Chelsea, Williamstown and Mount Waverley.
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 the suburb of Mount Waverley looking south-east from High Street Road showing the area bounded by Miller Crescent, Bruce Street, Scotchmans Creek and Park Lane. In the foreground is the Mount Waverley Railway Station and behind it is Hamilton Place shopping centre. In the background is park or farm land.
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 blue ink on a brown envelope that previously contained this negative along with 23 others [envelope now discarded]; 'MELBOURNE SUBURBS. / (various)' Hand written in blue ink on the glassine sleeve that contained this negative along with 2 others [sleeve now discarded]; 'MT. WAVERLEY. JAN 1960.'
Type of item
Image Dimensions - Negative/s
140 mm (Width), 130 mm (Height)