Library celebrates 100 000th digitised picture

A black and white photograph of a joey, snugly wrapped in an overcoat improvised from the sleeve of an old jumper, is the 100 000th picture to be digitised at the National Library of Australia.

The photograph, Orphaned Joey Wearing a Winter Overcoat, was taken in 1968 by renowned Australian photo-journalist Jeff Carter. The Carter family looked after injured wildlife at the time.

It came to the Library as part of an ongoing program of acquisitions from Carter, whose remarkable photographs have been published in National Geographic, Paris Match, Life and in every Australian national magazine. The National Library has 484 of his photographs in its collection.

In 2001 the Library embarked on a major digitisation project to provide improved access to its large and diverse collection. The Library aims to digitise all new picture acquisitions, and materials already in the collection are digitised on the basis of their historical and cultural significance, and likely demand.

All Images are in high resolution JPEG format approximately A4 @ 300dpi.

Jeff Carter (1928- )
Orphaned joey wearing a winter overcoat made from an old sweater sleeve, Foxground, New South Wales, 1968.
Black and white photograph; 48.3 x 33 cm.
National Library of Australia Pictures Collection

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