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1000th Tyrrell image in the Commons (1265 released in total)

Bayswater Road, Darlinghurst
(Bayswater Rd, Darlinghurst, circa 1900)

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(Same location today-ish)

Today we released 24 more images into our pool in the Commons on Flickr. That wouldn’t be such a milestone – we release more each week – but we’ve finally released the 1000th image from the Tyrrell photographic collection.

We’ve now got 1,265 of our images out there in total and we’re up to 1 million views since April 2008 – that’s views of photographs that either weren’t available at all or received what we now understand to have been meagre exposure via our website and Picture Australia. (We thought 31,000 views a year of the 260 odd images we had was pretty good previously!)

We’ve been uploading a bunch of other collections and here’s one of my recent favourites from the Phillips collection – it is a bit creepy and I expect/hope it’ll be remixed into some great new configurations.

Portrait of a boy wearing a mask holding a rifle

(Portrait of a boy wearing a mask holding a rifle, circa 1900)

And of course you can still buy our ‘print on demand’ book of the first year of our Commons photographs.

One reply on “1000th Tyrrell image in the Commons (1265 released in total)”

Congratulations on passing the 1000th mark! State Records NSW doesn’t have photos in the Commons on Flickr but we have a regular Flickr account to which we upload digital scans of images and records from our collection

I agree about the massive exposure Flickr brings to the collection rather than simply relying on our website. We’ve still got a long way to go to 1000…

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