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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Landforms  >  Plains  >  Floodplains

'Blue Gums', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative was taken by Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts large eucalypt trees by a flooded river bank. A rowboat is pulled up on the bank, half on land, half on the water. A man is sitting on the side of the boat, ...

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A river that gives and takes

On the floodplains of Bangladesh, farmers know a thing or two about change. Soil and nutrients delivered by mighty rivers such as the Ganges during one flood might be stripped away without warning by the next. See how one person's loss might be another person's gain.


'Mail coach', 1884-1917

This is a black-and-white photograph from a silver gelatin dry-plate glass negative, titled 'Mail Coach', produced by the studio of Charles Kerry and Co, Sydney. The image depicts a mail coach drawn by five horses. There are three men riding on the coach, which has a canvas cover on the back and a gas lantern on the side. ...


River red gums at Mildura, 1910-30

This is a 24.8 cm x 19.7 cm black-and-white photograph of river red gums ('Eucalyptus camaldulensis') in floodwaters of the Murray River at Mildura in New South Wales. Reflections and shadows cover the surface of the muddy water.