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Previous Page Parent Page Next Page Mervyn Bishop was Australia�s first Aboriginal press photographer. In speaking of his time at the Sydney Morning Herald (where he commenced a four year photography cadetship in 1962) Bishop has said: "I had entered the assimilated world of the White institution. There were very few Aboriginal people in any profession and hardly any that I could share my experience with in Sydney. My Aboriginality was in different places, but there was no place for it at the Herald and at that time work played a large part in my life and future plans."
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Artist: BISHOP, Mervyn
Birth/Death Country: Australia
Birth/Death Date: 1945
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Title/date: Far West Children's Health Clinic, Manly 1968
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Technique: gelatin silver photograph
Support: white semi-gloss Agfa photographic paper
Size: comp 30.1 x 30.2 sheet 40.3 x 30.4
Credit Line: Purchased 1991