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Melaleuca through Andy’s Eyes


Photographer in residence during Friends of Melaleuca‘s working bee in March 2020 was Andy Johnson, of Hillvale Photos in Brunswick, Melbourne.

These are some of the images he took during the working bee. Although Andy loves old style film cameras, these ones were taken with a digital SLR camera. The photos of Andy were taken by his partner, Pip Jones.

(Just click on a photo to see full size).

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Andy is co-founder of Hillvale Photo, an independent photo lab specialising in the development and scanning of photographic film. When some wonderful old black and white negatives from Toby Clark arrived for FoM, we took Andy up on his offer to help out with scanning photos of Melaleuca’s historic heritage. Toby’s photos show volunteers in action building the second bushwalkers hut at Melaleuca in 1975. FoM plans to use these images in interpretive displays for the bushwalkers huts (project proposal now with PWS).

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Thanks Andy and Hillvale, for scanning these. They are a treat in store!

Meanwhile, enjoy Andy’s evocative images from Melaleuca in March.

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Photographs L-R

Line 1 – a) Andy  b) Rugby  c) Andy

Line 2 – a) Stars and Torches – North West  b) Stars and Torches – South East

Line 3 – a) OBP  b) The three stooges  c) Geoff and Fergie

Line 4 – a) Fergie under the stars  b) The cheerful reaper  c) Come rain or shine (especially rain!)

Line 5 – a) Just a little snooze  b) Mt Brock  c) Rain

Line 6 – a) Mt Rugby, Icon of Melaleuca  b) Heritage building  c) Morning

Line 7 – a) unnamed  b) Tractor shed  c) Mt Counsel reflected