One of a subset of 3 negatives and 2 photographic sleeves taken of Moorabbin Airport, Victoria.
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 Moorabbin Airport and surrounding grounds
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 pink envelope that previously contained these 3 negatives [envelope now discarded]; 'MOORABBIN AIRPORT VIC / MAY 1954 VERTICAL / DEC 1952 OBLIQUE' Typed in black ink on the top left corner of the photographic sleeve that contained two negatives; 'Moorabin [sic] Aerodrome / F24 Ilford Film / 7300' 5[inch] W.A.Lens / Proctor L. Elliot. / May 1954'
Type of item
Overall Dimensions - Folded
140 mm (Width), 135 mm (Height)