Royal Commonwealth Society : View of Port Darwin

Royal Commonwealth Society

<p>Paul Foelsche (1831-1914) was born at Moorburg, near Hamburg, Germany. After serving in a German cavalry regiment, he emigrated to South Australia in 1856, joining its Mounted Police. In 1870 he moved to the newly-formed Northern Territory Mounted Police and spent the rest of his career with the force, winning a great reputation as a detective. Foelsche was a gifted photographer and from about 1873 began creating an important visual record of the landscape, peoples and development of the territory. He freely distributed thousands of his photographs to notable individuals and societies within Australia and abroad, promoting the potential of the colony.</p><p> A view of the harbour and town looking down from Fort Hill. The photograph shows ships at anchor, and warehouses and boat sheds on the shore, with Government House on the hill overlooking the bay at the left. </p><p>See Janus record <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0115%2FY3083A%2F1'>here</a></p>


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