A Nation in the Making

A Nation In The Making: Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era
Alasdair MacGregor

The output of the two largest photographic studios in Australia in the late 19th century were bought and placed in storage. It became known as the Tyrell Collection. Largely unseen ever-since it is now stored at the Powerhouse museum and has been made available to Australian Geographic. This unique collection provides a multi-faceted portrait of an increasingly diverse and confident Australia. A nation metamorphosing from six separate colonies into one federated Commonwealth: literally a nation in the making. Extensive text has been freshly written by Alasdair MacGregor to give a rich context to these wonderful photographs.

About the Author:
Painter, photographer, writer and some-time architect, Alasdair McGregors professional interests range from natural history and the environment, to architecture, design and the history of exploration. He has published a number of books including The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone. His books have been short-listed for a number of major literary prizes and Grand Obsessions won the 2011 National Biography Award. Alasdair has staged numerous exhibitions of his paintings and his works hang in corporate and public collections in Australia and overseas.

Dimensions: H 30.5cm x W 26.5cm

ISBN: 9781742452265

Publisher: Australian Geographic

Publication Date: 2011

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 232