Smalltown

See small-town Australia in large-format photographs

2 December 2011 to 12 February 2012

National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

More than 40 photographs made using a rare 8 x 10 inch large-format camera highlight the reality of the physical and social isolation of small town life.

Photographer Martin Mischkulnig exposes the stark landscapes and built ugliness often found in remote areas of Australia. Words by Tim Winton in the exhibition and the accompanying book Smalltown challenge sentimental myths of Australian rural life.

Come and see these stark, beautiful images at the Archives this summer.

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHTNSW)

Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales (HHTNSW)

Visions of Australia

Visions of Australia

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    Salt Pan, Lochiel, South Australia, 2005 (detail)
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    Paraburdoo, Western Australia, 2007 (detail)
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    Port Hedland, Western Australia, 2007 (detail)
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    Katherine, Northern Territory, 2007 (detail)
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    Warralong Community, Western Australia, 2007 (detail)
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    Iron Knob, South Australia, 2006 (detail)
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    Roxby Downs, South Australia, 2006 (detail)
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    Bell Bay, Tasmania, 2007 (detail)
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    Barrier Highway, New South Wales, 2006 (detail)
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