Guide to the Photographic Collection of PhotoAccess [MSS 312]

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Manuscript Name Photographic Collection of PhotoAccess
Manuscript Number MSS 312
Last Updated July 2021
Extent 1 AV box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Signed and unsigned photographic portraits of artists, performers, and famous individuals related to PhotoAccess

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Scope and Content

This PhotoAccess collection of photographic prints is likely related to the auction held Saturday 22 April 1989. The auction was held to raise funds for an upgrade of the PhotoAccess community facilities, and artists, performers, and famous individuals donated photographic portraits for auction. The photographs in this collection include portraits of Manning Clark, Donald Horne, and Ita Buttrose

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Organisational history

PhotoAccess was established in Canberra in 1984 by Huw Davies, Sue Ferrari, Sef Geale, Annie Jacobs, Margaret Newton and Kerrie Ruth. Originally located in Kingsley Street, Acton, PhotoAccess moved to the Manuka Arts Centre in 2002. PhotoAccess has offered workshops, shown exhibitions, and supported artists in residence, with the aim of encouraging the use of photography for personal and political growth, as well as providing affordable and accessible facilities

PhotoAccess: A brief history of PhotoAccess retrieved 4 December 2020


Administrative Information


Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private study and research is approved

Preferred Citation

Photographic Collection of PhotoAccess, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 312, Box [Number], Folder [Number]


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Subject Keywords



PhotoAccess (Canberra ACT) — Photograph collections

Authors, Australian — Photographs

Entertainers, Australian — Photographs

Photograph collections — Australian Capital Territory

Corporate Names

PhotoAccess (Canberra, ACT)




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Audiovisual material

Photo album 1

Photographs of various artists and performers : Sara Dowse; Donald Horne; Manning Clark; Ita Buttrose (2); Blanch D’Alpuget; Judith Wright; Barry Crocker; John Williamson; John Farnham; Robert Gray; Jacko; Jon English; Last night Annie, 1981; Carris Thorpe Clark; Eric Bogle - ‘Bogleography’ (Larrikin Records); ‘The Pilbara’ - John Williamson, 1988.  (Some autographed)