Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history

Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history
Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history
Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history
Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history
Glass plate negatives offer insight into Melville history

GLASS plate negatives found under the floorboards of a staff cottage in Wireless Hill date back to the early 1900s and the City of Melville is seeking information about the places and people featured in the images.

Local history officer Kaylene Poon said the 12 half-plate glass negatives were found by a tenant when maintenance work was being carried out by the council.

The negatives were added to the museum’s collection in 2012.

The images include people in early 1900s clothing, three World War I army recruits and young children.

Six photos relate to a timber camp and forest images, possibly taken in the South-West of WA.

“Staff are currently investigating the possibility a family member of a former staffer may be able to shed light on the images,” Ms Poon said.

“We are keen to establish the location of the timber camp and forest shots, and the identity of some of the other women and young girl.”