One of a subset of 6 black and white negatives taken of Mordialloc and Mentone, 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 Mordialloc and Aspendale showing the area bounded by Beach Road, Bay Street, Barkly Street and Albert Street. Major roads visible within this area are Como Parade, Nepean Highway and Station Street. In the middle of the image, Mordialloc Creek flows into Port Phillip Bay and Mordialloc Pier runs along it on the north side. Boats are moored to a small island within the Creek (Lambert Island).

Physical Description

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

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