950 slides : lantern : chiefly black & white ; some coloured ; 8 x 8 cm.
Photographic slide collection compiled to provide knowledge about trees and forests in Victoria as well as about their environmental location. Includes pictures of landscape erosion, watersheds, waterways, and grazing areas' degradation in various parts of Victoria, as well as trees after bushfires, logging, and road-building in forested areas. These slides were in use from 1910 through till the 1950’s.
This is a sample of an item in the collection. The items available in the online collection are web accessible jpeg images of the slide fronts. Higher resolution tiff images of slide fronts and backs are available upon request, see rights statement. Sometimes the back of the slide contains descriptive information.
The School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences lantern glass slide collection is part of the Creswick Campus Historical Collection which contains an estimated 12,000 objects, documents and photographs relating to the more than one hundred years of forestry education at the University of Melbourne’s Creswick Campus. It is a diverse, well-provenanced and unique collection, and one of great historical, aesthetic, research and social significance.
The SEFS lantern glass slide collection comprises of a photographic slide collection of 952 glass slides compiled to provide knowledge about trees and forests in Victoria as well as about their environmental location. The collection includes pictures of landscape erosion, watersheds, waterways, and grazing areas' degradation in various parts of Victoria, as well as trees after bushfires, logging, and road-building in forested areas. These slides were in use from 1910 through till the 1950’s.
SEFS’s mission is to preserve and showcase this valuable collection of objects dating back to 1906 and provide unique scientific significance and research potential unlikely to be found in any other repository. The collection has been digitised to further this mission.
Lantern Glass Slides are stored at the Creswick Campus in a custom made cabinet.
"As a researcher of bushfire behaviour and impact on communities, the collection provides a range of opportunities to examine the nature of past events and how the community has responded. These data are difficult to obtain due to the infrequent nature of such events, and collections such as the SEFS lantern glass slide collection are invaluable."
Dr Trent Penman
Bushfire Behaviour and Management
The University of Melbourne
"The VSF lantern glass slide collection provides a range of opportunities for use as a research collection: historical research for Forest and Environmental historians and researchers; Erosion and fire research. Apart from the value of thei high resolution images available online for researchers, there is also the value of the actual glass slides as items of research and teaching interest."
Professor Gerd Bossinger
Head of School
School of Ecosystem and Forest Science (SEFS)
University of Melbourne