Life of Australia in the Early 20th Century Through Fascinating Historical Photos

Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953), an Australian photographer, was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He was a visionary whose style had an indelible influence on the development of Australian photographic culture.

Cazneaux was a member of the Pictorialist Sydney Camera Circle when it was founded in 1916. Cazneaux’s ability to contribute to the debate about photography of his time was unwavering as he participated in national and international exhibitions regularly. He was credited for some of the most iconic photographs of the early twentieth century.

These incredible photographs are part of Cazneaux’s work, which recorded daily life in Australia between the 1900s and the 1930s.

#2 Untitled (hurrying figures in Martin Place), circa 1904

#7 Untitled (early interior with seated woman), circa 1908

#9 Untitled (rear of house – Trinity Road), circa 1909

#17 Spring Street, Sydney looking into Pitt Street, circa 1910

#34 Untitled (HMS Renown taken from Kurraba Point, Sydney Harbour at the time of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York), 1927

#45 34 The Crossing, Frensham School, Mittagong, 1934

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