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This softcover 80 page coffee table book presents a photographic journey of the City of Ipswich, Queensland since the late 1800's as seen through the lenses of the cameras of the Whitehead Photographic Studios. The family run studio has been in the city since 1883 and was used by the community to capture important moments such as weddings, sporting and school events, as well as portraits, streetscapes and photos of Ipswich's businesses past and present.

The book came about as a result of the donation of 6000 glass negatives, negatives and photographs to the Ipswich City Council by the Whitehead Family. As part of the Ipswich 150 Celebrations, the collection of images is being digitised by the Ipswich Library & Information Service for display on Picture Ipswich (

The Whitehead Legacy was produced in collaboration with the Whitehead family, the Whitehead Studio and assistance from local historian John Rositer and various community donors.


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Picture Ipswich is an initiative of the Ipswich Library & Information Service, City of Ipswich

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