We are indebted to Shane
and Christine O'Donnel for sharing these discovered photos of a distant
time at Lake Tyers.
The atmosphere of discovery still strong, but also an appreciation of a
great environment, landscape and culture.
is fairly safe to assume these photos were taken by people staying at
Lake Tyers House. The backs of the photo included a date of
The Gomez Collection
also has some interesting photos of the Lake Tyers House as well.
O'Donnell Collection circa 1903
photos collected from a forgotten photo album in an attic by
Shane and Christine O'Donnell, Lost
for years, found now for your interest and enjoyment, circa
probably turning around at near present Nowa Nowa boat ramp. This is the “Delma” which was owned by Lake Tyers House
the steps of Lake Tyers House, maybe a family holiday photo?
Notice the camera on the step. One opening for the
two for viewfinders, portrait or landscape of course!
Arm Bridge or maybe "Burnt Bridge"?
Number two boat ramp looking south east towards the Ninety Mile Beach.
Possibly around Dan Gen Dore Point.The sharp eyed observer will
see that this is a posed construction, most likely by the photographer
for sale to tourists who used to visit the Mission (as it was then) by
boat. This photograph probably reveals more about the
photographer in those days and some of the common attitudes towards
off the Boggy Creek Bridge, Nowa Nowa?
Forest near Cherry Tree Creek. Another camera on a tripod?
a hat near Nowa Nowa Gorge
Lunch Lake Tyers House?
across from Whelan's towards Toorloo Arm and Blackfellow Arm
on Lake Tyers, or possibly Lake Bunga?
Farm, opposite Cameron Nos 2 track. Photograph is probably
looking west with the cliff above the lake behind photographer. Thanks to Jack Whadcoat for help with indentifying and adding to the information here.