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Digitising Photo Collections

This is an edited version of a presentation by James Walters of Vivid Recollection at the History and Genealogical Society of Canberra in April 2017. This presentation outlines the benefits of scanning, some technical aspects of the scanning process, and what can be done once this material is digitised. Reasons to digitise photos Why use [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:14:32+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Canberra start-up restores photographs destroyed in a hurricane

Alexandra Back • Canberra Times • March 16 2016 - 7:27PM Originally published in the Canberra Times Family photos were scattered everywhere when Nicole Francois’ home in Granada was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Some were drowned in pools of water, others scratched and some, surprisingly, still hung to the wall though the subjects [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:33+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Media|0 Comments

War relic gives soldier’s grandson insight into Red Baron’s final moments

The downfall of famed World War I pilot, the Red Baron, is shrouded in mystery and continues to intrigue history buffs almost a century later. But the grandfather of Canberra’s Bill Frost returned from the battlefield where the red plane took its last flight with more than just an eye-witness account. Eric Frost descended on [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:36+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Vignettes|Comments Off on War relic gives soldier’s grandson insight into Red Baron’s final moments

First post

We've just published the first – and hopefully first of many – 'vignettes' based on the best of the photos we work on. The image is a classic Aussie surf shot from the sixties: seven lads and an overladen beach buggy on their way back from Double Island Point in southern Queensland. Leopard print seats [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:36+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment

Boys’ surf trip – Valentine’s Day 1966

High school buddies and beach buggy on Rainbow Beach, Queensland (left to right): Kevin Lind, Graham Willett, Peter Sheppard (seated), Dave Clarke, Bruce Cowper, Norm Tong and Les Nixon. Photographer: Ron Lockens - keen surfer and recognised AFL photographer. 1966 – it was the year Bob Dylan first toured Australia, the US started [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:30:36+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Vignettes|0 Comments