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Object: Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, NZ. From the album: ’Australasian scenery’

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Title Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, NZ. From the album: ’Australasian scenery’
Production Coxhead, Frank (photographer), 1880s, Milford Sound
Medium summary black and white photograph, albumen silver print
Materials silver, albumen, printing-out paper
Classification black-and-white prints, albumen prints, vintage prints
Technique black-and-white photography, photography
Dimensions Image: 143mm (Height) x 194mm (Width)
Support: 143mm (Height) x 194mm (Width)
Credit line Purchased 2004
Registration number O.033249

This is one of New Zealand's most iconic scenes. In the late 19th century, Milford Sound was less accessible than it is today. It could be visited only by a hike over difficult terrain or by special steamer excursions. From the 1870s, professional photographers competed fiercely to bring back images of its spectacular scenery, first prompting, and then reflecting, tourist visits to the area. Today, thousands of tourists take the same photograph from the same spot.

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