Aerial view of Auchenflower and Toowong, Brisbane

Mobsby, Henry, 1859-1933 (). Aerial view of Auchenflower and Toowong, Brisbane.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry, 1859-1933
Title Aerial view of Auchenflower and Toowong, Brisbane
Contributor Henry Mobsby
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Format photograph;b&w
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 4, Photo 107
Language eng
Rights Copyright expired
Subject 430101 History - Australian
Abstract/Summary Henry William Mobsby was born on 17 August 1859 at Hove, Sussex, England, and came to Queensland in 1883. He had diplomas and certificates from the London Chamber of Commerce, the City and Guilds Institute, the Cripplegate Institute and the South Kensington School of Arts. Mobsby was an instructor in Decoration and Photography at the Brisbane Technical College before being appointed artist and photographer with the Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1897. In 1899, he was also appointed to the Chief Secretary's Department and the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. Mobsby's photography gained international distinction and he officially represented Queensland at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908, the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 (where he took a motion picture certificate course), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924-25, and the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin in 1925-26.
Keyword Photographers -- Australia
Auchenflower (Qld.) -- History
Mobsby, Henry, 1859-1933
Toowong (Qld.) -- History
Suburbs -- Queensland -- Brisbane -- History
Additional Notes Auchenflower Railway station can be seen middle photo, with Moorlands on left and Toowong Railway station top left. Photograph probably taken between 1916 and 1922 because the Memorial Avenue of Palms and the Soldiers Monument with the circle of palms, which were planted in 1922 is not visible. [Information kindly provided by Leigh Chamberlain of Toowong and District Historical Society]

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