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IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Formed  26th July 1901



HONORARY MEMBERS
1904 - 26th January  R.H. JOHNSTON
1911 - 21st August  H.O. WILLIAMS





                       

PEARSON WELSBY CAMERON



Pearson Welsby Cameron was born on the 27th May, 1870 at “Cooneana”.

He began and completed his education at the Ipswich Grammar School. Then following his father’s death in June 1912, he entered the company of Hughes and Cameron & Co.

It would seem that Pearson had displayed a keen interest in public affairs, even at an early age. He was a talented musician and a member of the Ipswich Orchestral Society from 1901 to 1914, being Honorary Hon.Secretary at this time. He played organ music but it seemed his preferred instrument was the cello.

Photography also took his fancy and he became a founder and the first President of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society.

His other involvements include: Ipswich Fire Board, Chairman of the Ipswich Technical College, Ipswich Horticultural Society, President of the Caledonian Society, Committee Member and Honorary Treasurer of the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade.

After the Greater Ipswich Shire was gazetted on 1st July 1916 with 12 aldermen, Pearson Cameron was elected Mayor, his election being on 17th March, 1917.

In 1915 he married Ann Grauer Dewar (nee Brown) and they set up their home at “Coolibah” at Newtown, Ipswich (hence the name of Coolibah Street).

His death occurred on the 12th August 1924 and he was interred in the Presbyterian Section of the Ipswich Cemetery.







                       

Image on left - Three Generations of the Roberts family, Bert, Norm, George, Ivy - Roberts:
Image on right - Family picnic taken by Bert



ALBERT EDWIN (BERT) ROBERTS (born 1878)

Went on to build railway carriages in Townsville and railway rolling stock in Ipswich. He later toured and worked, before touring and worked in England, the United States and Canada. Bert noted that motor car bodies were being built in some overseas coachworks. On his return to Ipswich in 1905, the AE Roberts Carriage Works moved into building motor car bodies while continuing with horse drawn vehicles. A car sales division of the Carriage Works commenced operations in 1908. Bert added a Ford dealership to the business in 1913.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Bert was also an accomplished amateur photographer and one of the earliest members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. Queensland Museum holds over 1000 glass plate negatives and photos from his collection.






Saturday 13th July 1901  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY FORMED

A meeting, which had been convened by advertisement, was held, in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's office, Nicholas-street, last evening, to consider the question of forming an amateur photographic society. There was a gratifying attendance. Mr J.H. Barkell was voted to the chair. It was unanimously decided to form an association, to be known as the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society and Messrs. Pearson Welsby Cameron, R.H. Ingram and T. Walter Hancock were appointed a committee to prepare a draft code of rules for presentation to a meeting to be held on the 26th instant, when the officers of the newly-established organization will be elected. On being requested to do so, Mr T.W. Bancock consented to act as Hon.Secretary pending the selection of officers. Hearty votes of thanks were accorded to the Chairman for presiding and to Mr Cameron for his kindness in granting the use of his room.



Saturday 27th July 1901  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the newly formed Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held, in the office of Messrs. Hughes and Cameron, Nicholas-street, last evening. There was a larger attendance than on the occasion of the first meeting which took place a fortnight ago. Mr J.H. Barkell was voted to the chair. A code of rules, which had been drafted by Messrs. Pearson Welsby Cameron, R.H. Ingram and T.W. Hancock, was adopted. The election of officers was then proceeded with and resulted as follows: President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; vice presidents, Mr J.H. Barkell and Miss Hunt; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr T.W. Hancock and committee - Messrs. John Wilson, J.H. Barkell, R.H. Ingram and B.L. Bennett. It was agreed that the meetings of the society should be held on the evening of the second Monday in each month. It was decided that the members should meet on Saturday afternoon next for the purpose of taking photographs which should form subjects for criticism at the next general meeting of the society. The Hon.Secretary was instructed to write to the committee of the Technical College and ask on what terms they would allow the members to use the dark-room at the institution.



Saturday 14th September 1901  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at the Technical College on Monday night, when there was a good attendance of members and the President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, occupied the chair. A report and letter was received from the Principal of the Technical College, in reply to a communication from the society, re the formation of a class for beginners and also periodical lectures on the subject of photography. The report was adopted and the class will probably be formed at an early date. The Hon.Secretary was instructed to have the rules of the society printed. A suggestion that prints of photographs taken on field days should be placed on the table without indication as to who was responsible for them, thus providing facilities for free criticism, was carried into effect. The 28th was fixed as the date for the next field day. Criticism of photographs followed, after which the meeting terminated.



21st September 1901  Page 56 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
We are glad to know that the once romantic and now historic town of Ipswich, in the Queensland State, has its own Amateur Photographic Society. We are pleased to welcome it, and shall, with interest, watch its progress. Ere long we hope to see some good work from its members for reproduction in the Review. The following are a list of the elected officers: President, Mr. P.W. Cameron; Vice-Presidents, Miss Hunt, B.Sc., and Mr. J.H. Barkell; Hon.Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. T. Walter Hancock; Committee, Messrs, J. Wilson and R.H. Ingram.



Saturday 14th December 1901  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Indooroopilly was chosen for the monthly field day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society last Saturday. Traveling by the quarter to 1 o'clock train, there was a large muster of members, as well as several others who were specially invited to join the party. Arrived at their destination, a tour was made along the bank of the Brisbane River, then back and across the bridge, some excellent photos. being taken en route. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies and altogether a very enjoyable and sociable day was spent. The party returned home early in evening. At the next ordinary meeting of the society on Monday night the productions of the photographers are to be laid on the table for inspection and criticism.



Thursday 19th December 1901  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Monday evening last, when there was a very good attendance. Two new members were elected and three candidates for admission were nominated. It was decided to hold the annual meeting on the 20th of January next. The photographs taken by members during their outdoor meeting at Indooroopilly on the 6th Instant were submitted to the meeting and were freely criticized by those present.



Tuesday 21st January 1902  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The first annual general meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. The President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, occupied the chair. Two new members were elected. The report and balance sheet for the past year were read and adopted. The balance-sheet showed a credit of £1 10s. to carry forward to the new year. The following were elected office-bearers for the ensuing year: President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; vice-presidents, Messrs. R. Henderson Johnston and J.H. Barkell; Hon.Secretary, Mr T.W. Hancock; Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram. Mr J. Wilson was elected a member of the committee, the other two seats to remain open till next meeting. It was decided to hold the next field-day at Riverview on Saturday, the 1st of February. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.



Wednesday 16th April 1902  Page 11 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

A well attended meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last night, the president, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, being in the chair. During the evening pictures taken by the members were criticized and discussed. It was arranged to visit the Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, on the 26th instant. The society is in a flourishing condition and last night several new members were proposed.



Thursday 31st July 1902  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Thursday 31st July 1902  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held what might be termed an exhibition of work in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Tuesday night last. Besides the members of the society there was a goodly number of amateur photographers (including several ladies) present by invitation and they were formally welcomed by the President, Mr Pearson W. Cameron. The other officers of the society in attendance were Messrs. R.H. Johnston (vice-president), R.H. Ingram (treasurer) and T.W. Hancock (secretary). About 100 pictures were conveniently laid out for inspection and they were freely criticized. All the photos. were the work of members of the society and many of them were really excellent specimens of photography. By means of a lantern, manipulated by Mr R.H. Ingram, fully 100 slides (about half of which were done by members) were shown and they proved to be a splendid collection. During the evening refreshments, provided by Mr Isaac Ham, were handed round by the ladies connected with the society and altogether a very enjoyable evening was spent.


ISAAC HAM




Tuesday 5th August 1902  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at the Technical College last evening. The President (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance of members. It was reported that the exhibition of work in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms on the previous Tuesday evening had been a great success and that, as a result, six persons had intimated their intention of joining the society. The persons referred to were then formally nominated for membership. It was unanimously resolved that arrangements should be made for holding an exhibition of work in December next. Accounts to the amount of £1 15s. having been passed for payment, the meeting terminated.



Tuesday 27th August 1902  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The members of the recently formed Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society had a very pleasant outing on Saturday afternoon. At the invitation of the President of the association (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) they drove out to Malmsbury, a picturesque spot situated about two miles to the west of the town. Here some little time was spent in taking landscape photographs, which will, in due course, be developed and exhibited at the next meeting of the society, when they will be subjected to the criticism of members. Afternoon tea was served by Misses Irene Cameron and May Towell. Just prior to leaving on the return journey Mr J.H. Barkell, one of the vice-presidents, speaking on behalf of the members, conveyed thanks to the President. He assured Mr Cameron that the members keenly appreciated the kindness which he had shown them in affording them an opportunity of spending such a pleasant afternoon. All the members of the party had thoroughly enjoyed the outing and they hoped that, in future, the members might spend similar agreeable afternoons. The party then drove back to town.



Thursday 11th September 1902  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Wednesday 10th September 1902  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in one of the Technical College rooms on Monday night last. The President (Mr Pearson W. Cameron) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance. Five new members were added to the strength of the society. The committee submitted a draft of the program for the proposed exhibition to be held under the auspices of the society early in December and this was approved of. It was resolved that in future the society should hold its meetings on the first Tuesday in the month, at 7.45pm. Arrangements were made for a demonstration of lantern-slide making, by Mr R.H. Ingram (who is lanternist to the society) and for a field-day on the 20th instant. The photographs taken on the last field-day were exhibited and these were freely criticized, after which the meeting terminated.



Wednesday 16th July 1902  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last night the Technical College, when Mr Pearson W. Cameron presided. A number of pictures, nearly all of which showed great progress in the art, were submitted and criticized and it was resolved to hold an exhibition on the 29th instant, when the general work of the society will be illustrated by lantern slides. The membership of the society still increases.



Thursday 17th July 1902  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The officers and members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society are desirous that all local amateur photographers should enroll themselves as members of the organization. With this end in view they have arranged for a meeting to be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Tuesday evening, the 29th instant, when it is hoped that all interested in the matter of amateur photography will attend. On that occasion the work of the members of the society will be exhibited, whilst a number of landscape views will be depicted per medium of a lantern. This movement was decided upon at a meeting of the society which was held in the Technical College on Monday evening last under the presidency of Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron.



Friday 5th December 1902  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at the Technical College last night, under the presidency of Mr P. Welsby Cameron, when there was present the largest attendance of the year It was decided to hold a field day next Saturday and on Monday Mr R.H. Ingram will give a practical demonstration on the making of lantern slides at Messrs Hughes and Cameron's rooms. It was also decided to hold a competitive exhibition on the last Tuesday in February next. A sum of £1 1s. was voted to the Technical College for the use of the room during the past year. One new number was elected and the rest of the evening was spent in inspecting numerous specimens and enlargements, the work of the members.



Thursday 29th January 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last Monday night in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms. There was a good attendance of members and the President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, occupied the chair. The business of the meeting was the receiving of the report and balance-sheet and the election of officers for the current year. The Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram, submitted the balance sheet, which showed a credit balance of over £5 - a very creditable amount for a society which has only been in existence for about 18 months. The balance-sheet was adopted and the President congratulated the members on having such a substantial sum to begin the new year with. The retiring President was unanimously re-elected. Messrs. J. Wilson and R.H. Ingram were elected vice presidents and the latter gentleman was also re-elected Hon.Treasurer. Other members of the committee elected were T.W. Hancock (Librarian) and C.E. Greenham (Hon.Secretary). A sub-committee was then chosen to make all necessary arrangements for the coming photographic exhibition. In the schedule there are two sections - one open to members of the society only and the other open to all photographers. After a few other minor matters had been dealt with the meeting terminated. Another new member was added to the strength of the society.



Saturday 14th February 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

ATTENTION is directed to an advertisement appearing in another column announcing that an exhibition of photographs is to held in Ipswich on Tuesday, the 24th instant, under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. Particulars regarding some of the competitions are given in the announcement. Entries close with the Hon.Secretary of the society (Mr C. E. Greenham) on Tuesday next, the 17th instant. Letters in relation to the competitions should be addressed to the Hon.Secretary, care of Messrs. Hughes and Cameron, Nicholas street.



Saturday 21st February 1903  Page 1 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Exhibition in connection with the above Socety will be held in the Technical College on Tuesday 24th February. Open in the afternoon from 2.30 to 5pm and in the evening from 7.30 to 10pm. Lantern Slides to be judged at night on the screen in the presence of visitors. Admission Free.

C.E. GREENHAM, Hon.Secretary.




Saturday 21st February 1903  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Tuesday 24th February 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The exhibition of photography and lantern slides in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will be held in the Technical College next Tuesday. At night the slides will be shown to the audience by means of a magic lantern. The entries received are very satisfactory considering that the society has such a small membership. All interested in photography and the work of the society are invited to be present. Admission will be free both in the afternoon and evening.



Tuesday 24th February 1903  Page 1 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Exhibition in connection with the above Socety will be held in the Technical College on Tuesday 24th February. Open in the afternoon from 2.30 to 5pm and in the evening from 7.30 to 10pm. Lantern Slides to be judged at night on the screen in the presence of visitors. Admission Free.

C.E. GREENHAM, Hon.Secretary.




Thursday 26th February 1903  Page 8 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society gave evidence of its vitality by holding an exhibition of pictures, in the lecture-room at the Technical College, on Tuesday afternoon last. The society has been in existence for about three years and has now 25 active members. It holds monthly meetings, at night, for the reading and discussion of papers and for demonstrations, such as the making of slides. Once every month also a field day is held on which members practice the taking of pictures, which are afterwards shown at the night meetings and criticized. In this way the gatherings of the society are made both attractive and instructive. The officials of the society are: President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; vice-presidents, Messrs. R.H. Ingram and John Wilson; Hon.Secretary, Mr C.E. Greenham; Hon.Treasurer, Mr J.W. Ingram; and committee, Messrs. H.O. Williams, W. Hanock and E. Ham. The exposition of Tuesday afternoon and evening was for the purpose of inaugurating, if possible, a yearly exhibition of photography and also with the object of showing amateurs and the townspeople in general the nature of the work the society is doing. The photographs were neatly laid out on tables and were judged by Mr W.E. Evans, from the establishment of Messrs. Baker and Rouse, Brisbane. When seen subsequently Mr. Evans said that he could congratulate the President of the society on the splendid number of subjects exhibited in many of the classes. The competition was so close that he had much difficulty in arriving at a decision. In such cases he gave points for position, technique and general finish and in one or two cases the award was gained by one point only. The general finish of the work Mr. Evans regarded as being as good as anything he had seen from amateur societies in the southern States, though the treatment of the subjects of course was not so ambitious as in the case of the larger societies around Melbourne. The prize-list was as follows:- Landscapes, half-plate and under - R.H. Ingram 1, Pearson Welsby Cameron 2. Landscapes, 1/1 plate and over - H.O. Williams 1, Pearson Welsby Cameron 2. Portraits - R.H. Ingram 1, May Towell 2. Hand camera work Pearson Welsby Cameron 1, R.H. Ingram 2. Open to all: landscapes - Pearson Welsby Cameron 1, H.O. Williams 2. Portraits - Miss May Towell, 1. In the competition for genre pictures the judge disqualified all the exhibits on the ground that they were not true genre pictures. This class of work, he said, required as a subject something "that would speak to you as an object lesson, something that would appeal to the senses". In the evening many of the photographs were exhibited on a screen by means of a lantern manipulated by Mr W.J. M'Culloch. There was a good attendance of the public and the views, some of which were very fine, were much appreciated. For the best lantern slide, open to active members of the society, the first prize was gained by Mr R.H. Ingram and the second by Miss May Towell. In the section open to all the Rev. W.H. Harrison secured first award, Mr R.H. Ingram coming second. The medal presented by the President for the best exhibit by a member of the society was appropriated by Mr H.O. Williams with a fine landscape view, closely followed by Mr R.H. Ingram with a photographic enlargement. Mr Evans, who acted as judge of exhibits, has offered a prize for competition at the next exhibition.



Friday 27th February 1903  Page 3 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

There was a large attendance at the exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, a constant stream of visitors passing through the lecture hall of the Technical College last night. The exhibits of lantern slides in both sections were thrown on a screen by means of a lantern lent by the Rev. W.H. Harrison and manipulated by Mr W.J. M'Culloch. In section 1., the first prize was awarded to Mr R.H. Ingram, Miss May Towell's work running his very closely; while in the open section the first prize went to the Rev. W.H. Harrison, Mr R.H. Ingram being a good second. The gold medal offered by the president (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) for the best exhibit in section 1., was awarded to Mr H.O. Williams for a whole-plate landscape, a portrait enlargement by Mr R.H. Ingram being highly commended. As reported in today's "Courier", the judge, Mr W.E. Evans (Baker and Rouse), thought the work submitted to be of a high order and last night he announced his intention of offering a prize at the next exhibition of the society.



Thursday 12th March 1903  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last Monday evening in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms. There was a fair attendance of members and the President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, occupied the chair. All prize money and accounts in connection with the recent exhibition were passed for payment. After the usual business had been disposed of Mr Barkell delivered a very interesting lecture on his recent trip to the old country and delighted the members with a great variety of pictures of the places taken en route. A vote of thanks was accorded to him for his instructive address.



Wednesday 17th June 1903  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

There was a well attended meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society in Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night, when Mr Pearson W. Cameron presided. Arrangements were made for the subjects for the next four monthly meetings and Saturday, the 27th Instant, was fixed for a field day in the Queen's Park. It was decided to hold competitions in August and December.



Thursday 18th June 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

At a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Hughes and Cameron's rooms on Monday night last, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron presided. The syllabus for the ensuing four meetings was prepared and includes a competition in August, the subject for which is "Suspense," and another in December for the best picture taken by a member on a bona-fide field day.



Tuesday 30th June 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

As arranged, the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society had a "field day" in the Queen's Park on Saturday. Nearly 20 members took part in the outing and judging from the views selected there should be some excellent pictures on show at the next meeting of the society.



Tuesday 21st July 1903  Page 6 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last Friday evening at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms. The subject for discussion was lantern slide making and a practical demonstration was given by Mr R.H. Ingram. The lecturer gave a very lucid explanation of contact printing, developing and fixing, which was appreciated by all present. After the demonstration was finished the president thanked Mr R.H. Ingram for his lecture and the meeting terminated. On the next field day the members intend going to the Three Mile Creek for subjects for pictures.



Tuesday 18th August 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Friday evening last. The President (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) occupied the chair and there was a very good attendance of members. In connection with the competition arranged some two months ago, the subject being "Suspense", some 20 pictures were sent in by members. The prize was awarded to the Rev. W.H. Harrison, his picture depicting a little boy hanging from the spouting of a house, the mother of the lad standing on the ground and looking anxiously at her son whilst other persons were preparing to rescue him. An interesting discussion on the subject of "toning" was initiated by Mr J.H. Barkell. Amongst those who took part in the debate was Mr A. Shelton, who was present as a visitor.



Saturday 12th September 1903  Page 5 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held to-night. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron presided. It was decided to hold a field day on 26th Instant and also to hold another genre photograph competition. At the conclusion of the business a practical demonstration of bromide printing and development was given.



Tuesday 15th September 1903  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last Friday evening. There was a good attendance of members and the president, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, occupied the chair. A syllabus was drawn up for the remaining three months of the year and it was decided to have two more competitions. The subject for the evening was "Bromide contact printing" and a practical demonstration was given by one of the members, which was very much appreciated by all present.



Saturday 17th October 1903  Page 31 - The Queenslander (Brisbane, QLD)

IPSWICH HORTICULTURAL SHOW

In the fine art section there was an admirable collection of photographs, mostly the work of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. The principal winners were the Rev. W.H. Harrison (five prizes) and Messrs. H. Parkinson, A. Greig, H.O. Williams and R.H. Ingram.



Tuesday 3rd November 1903  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held another of their popular field days on Saturday, the locality visited being the Brisbane River, from the Three-mile Creek to Berry's Lagoon. Some capital views were obtained and will be shown at the next meeting.



Tuesday 17th November 1903  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

There was an exceptionally good attendance at a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Cameron's rooms on Friday night, at which Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron presided. An instructive discussion took place on the composition of a picture, mounting and trimming. The studies for competitions were on the subject "Evening Shades", from photos.taken on the last field day. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron gained first award with a view taken at Malmesbury, on the Upper Bremer, while Mr R.H. Ingram's picture was placed second.



Saturday 12th December 1903  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron presided and there was a good attendance. The prize for the best picture taken on the four field-days held since July fell to Mr Cameron, two of whose photographs were awarded equal honors. For the best group photograph of the party at Fernie Creek last field-day Miss May Towell and Mr H. Williams tied for first place. An exhibition of lantern slides by amateurs was given through the medium of Mr R.H. Ingram's lantern. The meeting was both interesting and instructive.



Thursday 28th January 1904  Page 10 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

ANNUAL MEETING
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN APRIL

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Tuesday evening last. There were present: The President (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron), Mrs R.H. Johnston, Mrs J.H. Barkell, Misses May Towell, Irene Cameron and Barkell and Messrs. R.H. Johnston, J.H. Barkell, R.H. Ingram, Gordon Holliday, H.O. Williams and C.E. Greenham (secretary).

AN HONORARY MEMBER

Mr R.H. Johnston was admitted as an honorary member of the society.

SECRETARY'S REPORT

The Hon.Secretary (Mr C.E. Greenham) read the annual report, in which it was stated that considerable interest was evinced in the photographic exhibition which was held in the Technical College in the early part of last year and which resulted in an augmentation of the membership. During the year there was a picture competition, the subject being "Suspense" and the Rev. W.H. Harrison appropriated the prize. The prize awarded for the best landscape picture taken during the last six months of the year was secured by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron. There were six field days during the year. "The best thanks of the society", wrote the Hon.Secretary, "are due to their president for the great interest he has always taken in the meetings of the society, whether inside or out of doors. It was also stated that the society had made good progress, more especially considering that it had only been in existence for two and a half years. General satisfaction was expressed with the contents of the report and the Hon.Secretary was warmly eulogised. The report was adopted.

TREASURER'S REPORT

The Hon.Treasurer (Mr R.H. Ingram) read his report, which showed that the disbursements during the year aggregated £6 9s. 6d. and the year closed with a credit balance of £6 12s. 6d. Mr R.H. Ingram mentioned that the report had not been audited and he moved that it should be adopted subject to its being audited. This was seconded by the president and carried and Messrs. Barkell and Holliday were deputed to audit the Hon.Treasurer's statement.

THANKS

Mr Barkell eulogised the outgoing officers and referred specially to the good work which had been done for the society by the president, the Hon.Treasurer and the Hon.Secretary and he moved that the best thanks of the society should be accorded to Messrs. P. W. Cameron, C.E. Greenham and R.H. Ingram. This was seconded by Mr Johnston and carried. The president acknowledged the compliment on behalf of the three persons concerned. He also intimated that he desired to retire from office for the time being and made it clear that he was anxious that his wish in this connection should be respected.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mr J.H. Barkell; vice-presidents, Messrs, R.H. Johnston and R.H. Inram; Hon.Secretary and librarian, Mr C.E. Greenham; Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram; committee, Messrs. H.O. Williams, H. Parkinson and E. Ham.

A PROPOSED EXHIBITION

It was unanimously resolved that a photographic exhibition should be held under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society in April next. The president, Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer were appointed a committee to prepare a prize-schedule and a sum of £5 was voted to be allotted as awards in addition to whatever special prizes may be obtained.

FIELD DAY

It was agreed that the members should visit Green's bridge, at Warrill Creek, on Saturday afternoon next for the purpose of obtaining photographic views. The meeting then terminated.



Saturday 13th February 1904  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last evening, when there was a good attendance of members, the president, Mr J.H. Barkell, presiding. After discussion, a rough schedule for the coming show was drawn up at this stage. The president expressed the good wishes of the society to Mr Williams, who is leaving shortly for the old country and wished him a safe return. Mr Williams suitably responded. After the business of the evening had been gone through, Mr R.H. Ingram gave an interesting lantern lecture illustrative of his recent holiday visit to New Zealand.



Tuesday 8th March 1904  Page 3 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Ipswich Technical College, Committee meeting held on the 7th March 1904. Correspondence.

From C.E. Greenham, Hon.Secretary to the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, requesting the use of the college hall in which to hold their annual exhibition on the 5th of May next. - Request to be granted.



Tuesday 12th April 1904  Page 7 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at the Technical College on Friday last. The president, Mr J.H. Barkell, occupied the chair. The development of the pictures taken on the occasion of the last field day at Blackwall, on the Brisbane River, was exhibited. The subject for the evening was the different methods of toning, which were practically illustrated. It was announced that Mr T.B. Cribb, M.L.A., had consented to open the annual exhibition, to be held at the Technical College on the 5th of May. The membership of the society continues to increase.



Saturday 30th April 1904  Page 3 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will hold their Annual Exhibition in the Technical College Lecture-room on Thursday next, 5th May. Official Opening at 3pm by T.B. Cribb, Esq., M.L.A. The Public are invited to attend from 3.30 to 5.30pm and 7 to 9.30pm to view the Pictures and Lantern Slides. ADMISSION-FREE. Entry-Forms may be had from C.E. Greenham, Hon.Secretary.



Saturday 7th May 1904  Page 3 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Thursday 5th May 1904  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

On the last Saturday of each month of the year the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society take themselves away to the beauty spots of the bush for the purpose of imprisoning the shifting scenes by the aid of the camera and transforming them into pictures. This is a congenial occupation. There are many localities around Ipswich that lend themselves to the skill of the photographer. In shady gullies where "flicker and flutter the lights and shades"; by the ferny rivulet or the fields of growing corn; among the rocks and crags; by the miners pithead or the settler's hut, or among the giant forest trees "where Nature's face is flushed with power in forest places" these are the spots that delight the heart of the artist. Or perhaps, like the poet who writes of Kiley's Run, he comes to a place where The sleepy river murmurs low and far away one dimly sees, Beyond the stretch of Forest trees - Beyond the foothills dusk and dun - The ranges sleeping in the sun. Of course the members of the society do more than have field days - they hold regular indoor meetings once a month and generally seek to perfect themselves in the wholesome and artistic hobby that has fascinated them. There are some two dozen members of the society. This year the President is Mr J.H. Barkell, head teacher of the Brassall State School, he having succeeded Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, who held the position last year. Mr C.E. Greenham is the energetic Hon.Secretary, (All secretaries, by-the-way, are energetic they have to be and Mr Greenham is no exception to the rule.)

The annual exhibition of pictures under the auspices of the society was held in the Technical College building on Thursday. The object of this yearly exposition is to stimulate healthy rivalry among the members and to afford the public an opportunity, of seeing what the society is doing. The exhibition this year was an improvement upon that of last year, there being a greater variety of pictures and better quality in the work. These were viewed during the afternoon by a goodly number of interested spectators. Shortly after 3 o'clock the President (Mr J.H. Barkell), who was accompanied on the platform by Mr T.B. Cribb M.L.A. and Mr R.H. Johnston, called upon Mr Cribb to open the exhibition, at the same time thanking him for sparing the time from his manifold duties for that purpose. Mr Cribb said that it gave him great pleasure to accede to the request of the committee to open that exhibition. Though not professing to be a judge, the photographs exhibited seemed to him to be exceedingly high-class and he understood, further, that the judge was well pleased with the character of the work. He was glad to see an interesting pursuit being taken up so enthusiastically in Ipswich and congratulated the society on giving an exhibition worthy of modern Athens. He believed that the society would prove a stimulus to art and, in declaring the show open, he wished it every success. Mr Johnston proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Cribb, which was seconded by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron and carried with acclamation. The pictures were judged by Mr W.E. Evans, of the firm of Baker and Rouse, Brisbane. His awards were very carefully made and appeared to give general satisfaction.

He judged by points, giving 10 for composition, 10 for technique and 10 for general appearance. For the best landscape, half-plate and under, the award went to a view taken near Redbank Plains, by Mr H. Parkinson jun. The work was considered to be very uniform in character and generally meritorious. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron's exhibit was a close second. The enlargements, as a whole were excellent for an amateur show. The pictures of animals were also particularly good. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron came first with a portrait of an Ayrshire cow. This was a really good photograph. Mr H. Parkinson jun., received second award for a photograph of a collie dog. Photographic postcards are coming into vogue and those with which Miss May Towell gained first honors showed excellent taste. For the best four snapshots (hand camera work) Mr J.H. Barkell was successful with four fine views, two of which were taken at the recent coronation celebrations in the old land. One of these was a representation of the famous Canadian arch of wheat, another was a scene showing the decorations at White hall, a third was a view of the rocks at Land's End and the fourth a pretty picture of a lock on the Thames near Reading. As an enlargement the last-named also secured a first prize. These were all fine pictures, which did the president credit. There was good competition for a guinea prize for the best collection of pictures on Austral Sun paper. After very careful consideration the award was given to Miss May Towell for a set of four distinct subjects, one of which was quite equal to the best professional work. In the open section there was keen competition in landscapes. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron showed a very fine picture which secured premier honors. Some time ago a, competition for the best representation of a landscape was held by the society, the award to be by the vote of members. Mr Cameron's picture on that occasion was placed first, so that the judgment of the members has now been confirmed by Mr Evans. Mr G. Ball, of Brisbane, exhibited a very artistic photo. study in which the lighting effects were well arranged. Some exceedingly good marine subjects were shown by Mr H.M. Ingram, of New Zealand, but formerly of Ipswich. These were taken with a panoramic camera. In one subject - a view outside Auckland Harbour - the cloud effects were very beautiful, the artist evidently having come upon the scene at the psychological moment. A representation of a woman hanging clothes on a line made a very nice picture, indicating how a common place incident of daily life might be turned to good account by an artist. This was shown by Miss May Towell, whose work throughout was most creditable. There was no competition for enlargements in the open section, at which the judge expressed regret. One of the best pictures in the show was a landscape view by the Hon.Secretary, Mr C.E. Greenham. This was among the collection in the Austral Sun paper competition. Had it been an individual exhibit it would have come out with first prize honors. Among the non-competitive exhibitors were Messrs. H. Parkinson jun., Pearson Welsby Cameron, J.H. Barkell, E.A. Martin and Miss May Towell. Mr Parkinson showed some very fine views of the chrysanthemums in pots exhibited by Mr P.L. Cardew at the Agricultural and Horticultural Society's show last week and of the floral display made by Mr A. Butchart on the same occasion. A novelty was some very fine pictures taken by Mr E.A. Martin without the aid of a lens - what is known as pin-hole photography. The views were admirable and none but an expert would have detected the method by which they were taken. In the evening there was a very fair attendance of the general public. Mr W.J. M'Culloch exhibited the competition lantern-slides by means of a lantern. He also showed some exceedingly pretty colored views, one series of which illustrated Tennyson's poem, "The Brook". For his services he was thanked by the president. Miss Irene Cameron and Miss Malyon acted as stewards in arranging the pictures for judging and Messrs. Pearson Welsby Cameron, J. Borthwick and others lent material assistance in staging the views. Altogether the exhibition was very interesting and decidedly successful. The society express their indebtedness to the college authorities for the use of the room.



Tuesday 17th May 1904  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on Friday evening in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms. There was a fair attendance of members and the president, Mr J.H. Barkell, presided. All accounts in connection with the recent exhibition were passed for payment. Two candidates for membership were nominated. Votes of thanks were passed, in connection with the late show, to Mr T.B. Cribb M.L.A., for opening the show and to the judge and stewards. The correspondence included an invitation from the Brisbane Photographic Society to an outing at Murphy's Creek and a card from Mr E. Ham, a member, on his way to England. It was decided to ask Mr Evans, the judge at the late display of photographs, to come up from Brisbane to criticize the pictures at the next monthly meeting.



Tuesday 12th July 1904  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Friday evening last. The president (Mr J.H. Barkell) occupied the chair. It was announced that the prize offered by Mr R.H. Johnson for the best picture taken on a bona-fide field day in connection with the society had been won by the President.



Thursday 1st September 1904  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

With a view to popularizing the work of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, all amateur photographers were invited by the society to an afternoon tea in Ham's rooms yesterday. About forty or fifty persons accepted the invitation. The president of the society Mr J.H. Barkell welcomed the guests. Subsequently a lantern display of the work of the society was given in Hughes and Cameron's rooms, the duties of lanternist being under taken by Mr R.H. Ingram in the absence of Mr W.E. Evans (of the firm of Baker and Rouse), who was at the last moment prevented from being present. The result of the gathering was a considerable addition to the ranks of the local society.



Tuesday 29th November 1904  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

On Saturday last the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society had an enjoyable :field-day" in the vicinity of the Ipswich waterworks, on the Brisbane River. There was a good muster of members and on arrival at the rendezvous for the day refreshments were partaken of. Cameras were afterwards requisitioned and some splendid views were secured. These will come up for review at the next meeting of the society.



Thursday 23rd February 1905  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on Tuesday night, was well attended and the president (Mr R.H. Ingram), occupied the chair. The photographs taken on the occasion of the recent field day, at Campbell's Gully, were submitted for criticism and afterwards Mr H. Williams exhibited a number of views taken by him on the occasion of his trip to the old country and the display evoked much appreciative interest.



Saturday 15th April 1905  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

PRESENTATION to Mr R.H. INGRAM

At a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held on Tuesday night, the proceedings were of a more than usually interesting nature. It had become known that the president, Mr R.H. Ingram, is about to be married to Miss Malyon, a daughter of the Rev. T.J. Malyon, F.S.Sc. and the members subscribed to the purchase of a valuable album and contributed specimens of their best work to fill it. This most appropriate gift was presented to Mr R.H. Ingram, on behalf of the society, by Mr J.H. Barkell, a former president of the society, who, in doing so, spoke in eulogistic terms of the constant enthusiasm displayed by Mr R.H. Ingram in the progress of the society. The recipient responded in suitable terms.



Thursday 27th April 1905  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The committee of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society met this afternoon to consider the advisableness of going on with the annual exhibition on 4th May in view of the prevailing sickness. After discussion it was decided to postpone the show until Thursday, 1st June.



Thursday 1st June 1905  Page 1 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

ANNUAL EXHIBITION in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on Thursday 1st June, to be opened at 3pm and in the Evening at 7.30. Lantern Slides will be shown in the Evening. Entrance in the Evening, 6d.



Thursday 1st June 1905  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The annual exhibition under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society is to be held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms to-day, opening at 3pm. At night a small charge will be made for admission. There is a goodly number of exhibits and we are assured that they include some first-rate productions. A display of lantern slides, prepared by members of the society, will be given in the evening.



Friday 2nd June 1905  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms to-day and was opened at 3pm by the Rev. T.J. Malyon. A good number of pictures was staged and the exhibition on the whole was very creditable. The attendance was fairly good. The judging was in the hands of Mr C.L. Ferguson, of Brisbane. The following are the awards: Landscape, half-plate and under: H.O. Williams 1, R.H. Ingram 2. Landscape, full plate and over: H.O. Williams 1, Pearson Welsby Cameron 2. Marine picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Animal picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Genre: R.H. Ingram. Enlargement: R.H. Ingram. Six lantern slides: R.H. Ingram. The above classes were only open to members of the society. The following were open to all amateurs: Landscape picture: W.C. Voller 1, Pearson Welsby Cameron 2. Marine picture: W.C. Voller. Instantaneous work: H.O, Williams. Best collection of postcards: Miss E.C. Malyon.



Thursday 20th July 1905  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

At a recent meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, at which the president (Mr R.H. Ingram) occupied the chair, reference was made to the death of the father of Mr J.H. Barkell and it was resolved to send letter of condolence to Mr Barkell, who is one of the vice-presidents of the society. It was also decided to ask Dr. Roth to visit Ipswich and deliver an illustrated lecture on the subject "Queensland Aborigines".



Thursday 25th January 1906  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society are reminded that the annual meeting is to be held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms to-morrow evening.



Saturday 27th January 1906  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. The President (Mr R.H. Ingram) occupied the chair. An apology for unavoidable absence was received from Mr H. Parkinson, jun.

NEW MEMBERS - Four new members were admitted.

TREASURER'S REPORT

The Hon.Treasurer (Mr C.E. Greenham) submitted the balance-sheet, which disclosed that the finances were in a satisfactory state.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mr R.H. Johnston; vice-presidents, Mr Harry Williams and Mrs J.A. Cameron; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Mr R.H. Ingram; Librarian, Mr J.H. Barkell; committee, Miss May Towell and Messrs. C.E. Greenham and Bert Roberts and auditor, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron.

MISCELLANEOUS

It was agreed that the society's meetings should be held on the second Friday each month and that the third Saturday in each month should be a "field day". Miss May Towell and Messrs. R.H. Ingram and Pearson Welsby Cameron were appointed a committee to draw up a syllabus for meeting nights and field days.

NEXT EXHIBITION

It was unanimously resolved that the next annual exhibition should be held during the first week in May and that Miss May Towell, the President, the vice president, the Hon.Treasurer, the librarian and the auditor should be appointed a committee to prepare a schedule and make arrangements for the exhibition.

THANKS

Votes of thanks were tendered to the retiring officers, to Messrs. Harrington and Co. and Messrs. Baker and Rouse for furnishing the society with copies of their journals and to the local Press. Some little time was spent in examining and criticizing pictures and the meeting then terminated.



Saturday 27th January 1906  Page 4 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held tonight. The retiring president (Mr R.H. Ingram) occupied the chair and there was a good attendance of members. The statement presented by the Hon.Treasurer (Mr C.E. Greenham) showed a satisfactory credit balance.

The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston; vice president, Mrs J.A. Cameron, Mr H.O. Williams; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram; librarian, Mr J.H. Barkell; committee, Miss Towell, Messrs. C.E. Greenham, B. Roberts: auditor, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron. It was decided that the annual exhibition should be held in the first week in May.



Saturday 10th February 1906  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. There was a fair attendance of members and the president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) occupied the chair. The Hon.Secretary (Mr R.H. Ingram) submitted the report of the committee appointed to draft the prize schedule for the forth coming exhibition and the syllabus for the half-year. It was resolved to adopt last year's schedule, with the addition of a class for architecture, whilst Mrs (Dr.) J.A. Cameron offers a special prize for the best photograph of a horse. It was also decided to open the exhibition for three days (May 8, 9 and 10) in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms. The draft syllabus was adopted. Mr R.H. Ingram intimated that Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron was willing to accept the position of Hon.Secretary and the appointment was accordingly made. Mr R.H. Ingram retiring. The subject for the evening was criticism of pictures and the reading of clippings from magazines and an interesting time was spent.



Saturday 10th March 1906  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Last evening the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society spent a few hours very pleasantly at the residence, at the Brassall State school, of Mr J.H. Barkell, the honorary librarian to the society. Instead of having the usual formal monthly meeting members accepted Mr Barkell's invitation to tea and were afterwards invited to inspect a number of fine views taken by that gentleman during the mid-summer vacation, which were appreciatively discussed.



Saturday 7th April 1906  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held to-night. The president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) occupied the chair. Included in the correspondence was a letter from Mr W.E. Evans, accepting the position of judge for the annual exhibition. It was decided to ask the Mayor (Alderman Goleby) to open the exhibition and the final arrangements were left in the hands of a subcommittee, consisting of the president and Messrs. R.H. Ingram, J.H. Barkell and Pearson Welsby Cameron. The same gentlemen, with the exception of the president, were appointed a sub-committee to select pictures for the society's album. It was announced that Mr Barkell had won the last field day competition and had been awarded 3 points in the competition for the trophy for the best set of field day pictures taken during the season.



Tuesday 1st May 1906  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Satisfactory entries have been received in all classes for the above exhibition, which is to be held in Messers. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week. Especially is this the case in connection with post-cards indeed, it is expected that fully 2500 cards will be on view. In this connection it might be mentioned that the society intend to spread out the cards as far as possible and not, as in previous years, have them placed in albums. All visitors will thus be enabled to inspect these exhibits. This will be the fourth exhibition held under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society and is expected to outclass its predecessors in all departments.



Thursday 10th May 1906  Page 12 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Thursday 10th May 1906  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)
Saturday 12th May 1906  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

The fourth annual exhibition under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. There was a moderate attendance. Shortly before 8pm the president of the society (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) welcomed the Right Worshipful the Mayor (Alderman Frederick John Goleby), who had been invited to open the exhibition and at the same time tendered thanks to his Worship for his handsome donation to the prize-fund. The Mayor thanked the committee for honoring him with a request to open the exhibition. As an amateur photographer he took a great interest in the art and he thought the work on view that night reflected credit on the exhibitors. His worship then congratulated the committee on the success of their efforts and expressed his intention to become, if possible, a member of the society. He then declared the exhibition open. At the instance of the President and Mr J.H. Barkell a cordial vote of thanks was tendered by acclamation to the Mayor for his presence. Mr W.E. Evans, of Messrs. Baker and Rouse, Brisbane, judged the exhibits. He has acted in a similar capacity on previous occasions and on completing his task, yesterday afternoon, he expressed the opinion that the work of the society showed a very great improvement on that seen at former exhibitions - a fact on which they were to be complimented. In the course of his examination of the exhibits, too, Mr Evans referred in eulogistic terms to the quality of the work in several of the photographs which secured awards. In addition to those cataloged there were a number of non-competitive exhibits, which added materially to the attractiveness of the exhibition. The pupils of Miss Laura Taylor showed a collection of oil-paintings and Misses C. and L. Darker, of Clayfield, Brisbane, displayed a portion of their collection of over 2000 post-cards. Messrs. Taylor and Mouland exhibited a collection of photographs; Mrs Buchan, Miss N. Williams and Miss Irene Cameron, paintings; Mr H.O. Williams, post-cards; the Rev. T.J. Malyon F.S.Sc., a miniature copy of Holman Hunt's famous picture "The Light of the World" and photographs were shown by various members of the society. During the evening a small orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr R. Henderson Johnston, rendered a program of instrumental selections; and, per medium of his lantern, Mr R.H. Ingram displayed the competition slides. The exhibition will be open from 10am to-day and to-morrow. This evening a series of lantern-sides will be shown.

PRIZE-LIST

The following is a list of the awards:

SECTION I.- (Open to amateur photographers being members of the society only.) Landscape, half-plate and under, J.H. Barkell, Brassall, 1; H.O. Williams, Ipswich, 2. Landscape, 1/1 plate and over, H.O. Williams, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2; J.H. Barkell, 3. Marine picture, Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; A.C. Flint, Ipswich, 2. Annual picture, H.O. Williams, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2. Genre, J.H. Barkell. Architecture, H.O. Williams, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2. Flower study, H.O. Williams, 1; J.H. Barkell, 2; Pearson Welsby Cameron 3. Enlargement (landscape or marine), H.O. Williams, 1; R.H. Ingram, 2. Hand-camera work, J.H. Barkell, 1; H.O. Williams, 2. Post-cards (six), Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; A.C. Flint, 2; J.H. Barkell, 3. Lantern slides, H.O. Williams, 1; R.H. Ingram, 2; J.H. Barkell, 3.

SECTION II - (Open to amateur photographers.) Landscape, H.O. Williams. Marine picture, Pearson Welsby Cameron. Portrait, H.O. Williams, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2. Instantaneous work, H.O. Williams. Enlargement portrait, H.O. Williams. Photograph of horse, Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; H.O. Williams, 2. Varied collection of 100 post-cards, Miss B. Ball, 1; Miss May Towell, 2; Miss Irene Cameron, 3.


FREDERICK JOHN GOLEBY
Born 19th March 1859 Brundish, Suffolk, England
Died 13th June 1920 Ipswich, Queensland

MAYOR IPSWICH 1906




Tuesday 12th June 1906  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. Mr T. Bailey, Director of the Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, gave an interesting illustrated address in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street on Friday evening last. The audience was composed principally of members of the society and State School members. The president of the society (Mr R.H. Johnston) occupied the chair. By means of a lantern being kindly lent for the occasion and manipulated by Mr R.H. Ingram, a number of admirable photographic pictures of botanical specimens and trees were shown. Mr Bailey during the course of his remarks, afforded some valuable information to the audience on the matter of grouping flowers, shrubs, for photographic purposes. The address was very much appreciated by all present and a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Bailey at the conclusion of the proceedings.



Saturday 13th October 1906  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held this evening. Mr R. Henderson-Johnston presided and those present included the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron). It was decided to extend the scope of the society by the inclusion of drawing and painting for the field days and meetings. The matter of the alteration of the society's name was deferred to the beginning of the new year. Arrangements were made for field days on 13th and 20th instant. During the meeting a number of photographs were handed round, on each of which comments were made by the members present.



Tuesday 16th October 1906  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A goodly number of the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, including the President, Mr R. Henderson-Johnston, paid a visit to the railway workshops at North Ipswich on Saturday afternoon last. They were shown through the several departments by the works manager, Mr R.A. Neild, who explained the functions of the various machines. Several photographs of the largest machines were taken and these will be submitted for criticism at the next monthly meeting of the society.



Tuesday 23rd October 1906  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

One of the most successful field days yet spent by the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was Saturday last, the occasion being the Woollen Manufacturing Company's employees excursion to Tweed Heads. Several fine pictures were obtained by the photographers, who also thoroughly enjoyed the outing.



Tuesday 13th November 1906  Page 2 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A very interesting meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on Friday night, in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms. Mr R.H. Johnston presided and there was a good attendance of members. It was decided to forward a letter of thanks to Mr. R.A. Neild (works manager at the railway, workshops) for his kindness in showing the members of the society over the establishment. It was also resolved that the next field-day should be spent at Indooroopilly. One new member was enrolled. The competition for the best set of pictures taken on the recent field-day at the railway workshops was then decided. Mr A.W. Pigott being the judge. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron secured the first prize and Mr R.H. Ingram the second.



Saturday 26th January 1907  Page 16 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held, last night, in Hughes and Cameron's rooms. Mr R. Henderson-Johnston (president) presided and there were also present Mrs J.A. (Dr.) Cameron. Misses Cameron and Robertson and Messrs. J.H. Barkell, R.H. Ingram and Pearson Welsby Cameron (Hon.Secretary). The Hon.Treasurer (Mr R.H. Ingram) read the balance-sheet, which showed that the total receipts for the year were £15 17s 10d, whilst the expenditure was £15 17s 9d, leaving a credit balance of 1d. The balance-sheet was adopted. The President thanked the members for their support during the year. He said he thought that they could congratulate themselves on the success of the year's operations, especially in relation to the exhibition which they had held and with regard to several lectures which had been delivered by gentlemen from Brisbane. The outings on Saturday afternoons, he stated, were very enjoyable. Speaking personally, it had been a great pleasure to him to have had the honor of being the head of the society. On the motion of Mr Barkell, seconded by Mrs Cameron, a vote of thanks was accorded the officers for their services during the year.

The election of officials resulted as follows: President, Mr R.H. Johnston; vice-presidents, Mrs Cameron and Mr I.O. Williams; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Librarian, Mr R.H. Ingram; committee, Misses Robertson and Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; auditor, Mr B. Roberts.

It was resolved to hold the annual exhibition in May of this year. The matter of the arrangement of the syllabus for the monthly outings was left in the hands of Messrs. Ingram and Cameron. Mr Barkell stated that at the last meeting of the Technical College committee it was reported that some of the students of the college had spoken about the inauguration of an outing somewhat after the style of those indulged in by a field naturalists' society. He thought it would be well to associate with such a society if it were formed. An informal discussion then took place on photography, in the course of which, Mr R.H. Ingram exhibited some very fine views taken by him while on his recent tour in New Zealand. The meeting subsequently terminated.



Saturday 9th February 1907  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

There was a good attendance at the meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society to-night, when Mr R. Henderson Johnston presided. One new member was elected. Miss Annie Spenceley was appointed Hon.Secretary. The syllabus for the field days and meeting nights to the end of June was drawn up and preliminary arrangements were made for the annual exhibition next May.



Saturday 9th February 1907  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms last night. Mr R. Henderson-Johnston (president) occupied the chair and there were also present: Mesdames J.A. (Dr.) Cameron, Johnston and Barkell and Misses Cameron, A. Spenceley and May and Messrs. P.W. Camneron, R.H. Ingram, H. Parker and J.H. Barkell. An apology for absence was received from Miss Robertson. Miss A. Spenceley was admitted as a member and was subsequently appointed Hon.Secretary. A syllabus of the future meetings and field-days was decided upon. Itwas resolved that there should be competitions for the field-day work throughout the season. The show prize schedule was then revised and the alterations made were such as would be most advantageous to the competitors. It was announced that the following donations had been received towards the prize-schedule: Mrs J.A. Cameron, £1 1s; Mrs Johnston, 10s ; Mrs C.C. Cameron, 10s; Mr C.E. Greenham, 5s; Mr W.F.S. Fox, 10s; Mr W.B. Darker, 5s and Mr H.F. Smith, 5s. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the meeting.



Tuesday 19th March 1907  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly field-day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society took the form of a trip down the river on Saturday afternoon. The motor-launch Celia was hired for the occasion and the outing was very successful both as regards enjoyment and the taking of photographs. Twelve persons constituted the party. In the course of the "journey Mr and Mrs R. Henderson Johnston supplied afternoon tea. A four miles stretch of water hyacinth proved to be an excellent subject for the photographers and the pictures obtained were of a high standard. The launch reached Bundamba Creek, but at one stage in the trip she was unable to proceed, owing to the Hyacinth. However one of the men employed in removing the weed came to the assistance of the voyagers and fastened a line - which was thrown to him - on a tree and then pulled the launch free. The party returned home at 7pm.



Tuesday 16th April 1907  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on Friday night last. Mr R. Henderson-Johnston (president) presided and there were present: Mesdames (Dr.) J.A. Cameron, R.H. Johnston and J.H. Barkell, Misses Robertson and A. Spenceley (secretary) and Messrs. J.F. Barkell, Pearson Welsby Cameron, R.H. Ingram, H.O. Williams, H. Parker and E.M. Scott. Further arrangements were made for the forthcoming annual exhibition. It was decided to send two complimentary tickets to those persons who had presented prizes. Mr W.E. Evans (Brisbane) was appointed judge of the photographs and Mr R.A. Wearne B.A., judge of the paintings. The photographs taken on the last field-day were then exhibited. A discussion ensued on the merits and demerits of the work, after which a vote was taken, which resulted in the photographs by Messrs. Pearson Welsby Cameron and H. Parker being considered equal and four points each were placed to their credit. The members then tendered undeveloped plates, which were developed for general instruction and criticism.



Saturday 4th May 1907  Page 14 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY FIFTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Opening 7.30pm Wednesday Next, by the Right Worshipful the Mayor (Alderman A.J. STEPHENSON).

Open on Thursday and Friday, from 10am to 10pm. Afternoon Tea to Guests at 4pm, Hughes and Cameron's Rooms.

Admission 6d. Season Ticket, 1s.

ANNETTE SPENCELEY, Hon.Secretary.




Tuesday 7th May 1907  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Thursday 9th May 1907  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

The fifth exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was commenced in Mesers. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, last night and from an artistic standpoint, was an unqualified success. During the year the society have held monthly field days and at subsequent meetings the merits and demerits of the pictures taken by the members, on the field days, were the subject of discussion. This, without doubt, tended to improve the work of the members and last night, when many of their pictures were on view, it was freely stated that a general advance of excellence was observable. Many beautiful pictures are on view and anyone visiting the exhibition in the course of to-day or to-morrow will be amply repaid. The two main factors which go to make a good picture are a good subject and a good treatment. The subjects chosen by the majority of the exhibitors were the distinctive feature of the exhibition ; whilst the manner in which they were treated could be gathered from a remark passed by the judge (Mr W.E. Evans), at the conclusion of his adjudication - "A very fine collection". This year a departure was made from the schedules of preceding years and a section for painting was provided for. The committee are to be complimented on including this form of art, as the paintings shown last night contributed considerably to the attractiveness of the exhibition. Non-competitive exhibits by Mrs J.A. (Dr.) Cameron, Misses Moody, Cameron, Spenceley, Taylor, Haenke, Nunn and Mr R. Robertson, were noteworthy items, owing to their picturesque character. The non-competitive sketches by Mr Robertson were the center of much attraction, celebrities of the Ipswich Boys' Grammar School being presented in a most life-like manner; while the likeness of the president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) to a sketch of a musician in the garb of the Elizabethan age was easily recognizable. The energy put forth by the committee in charge of the arrangements of the exhibition - consisting of the President, Messrs. Pearson Welsby Cameron, R.H. Ingram and the Hon.Secretary (Miss Annette Spenceley), was responsible for much of its success. Miss Annette Spenceley, though practically without experience as a Hon.Secretary to an exhibition, carried out her duties in a commendable manner. The judge of the paintings was Mr R.A. Wearne, B.A.

THE OPENING

There was only a fair attendance at the opening ceremony, which was performed at a few minutes after 7.30pm last night, by the Right Worshipful the Mayor (Alderman A.J. Stephenson). Mr J.H. Barkell, after apologizing for the absence of the president, called upon the Mayor to open the exhibition. The Mayor expressed pleasure at being present. He said he had no idea that he would have the opportunity of looking upon so many admirable works of art. Those who visited the exhibition would certainly see how much the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was doing in the way of advancing the love of the beautiful and the artistic. He then declared the exhibition open to the public. A vote of thanks, moved by Mr R.H. Ingram and seconded by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, was accorded the Mayor for his kindness in performing the opening ceremony.

PRIZE-LIST

Section 1 - Open to amateur photographers (members of the Society) - Landscape, half-plate and under: Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; R.H. Ingram, 2. Landscape - half-plate and over: Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; H.O. Williams, 2. Marine picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Animal study: Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; H.O. Williams, 2. Flower Study: H.O. Williams, 1; R.H. Ingram, 2. Hand Camera Work (four pictures): H.O. Williams, 1; J.H. Barkell, 2. Genre; R.H. Ingram, 1; J.H. Barkell and H.O. Williams, equal. Post Cards (six), H.O. Williams, 1; J.H. Barkell, 2. Enlargement (except portraits and groups); R.H. Ingram, 1; H.O. Williams, 2. Photograph (not eligible to compete in the above classes); Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; R.H. Ingram, 2. Lantern slides (six); R.H. Ingram, 1; H.O. Williams, 2.

Section II - Open to all amateur photographers - Landscape: H.O. Williams, 1; D. Baldwin (Mount Moran), 2. Marine picture; Pearson Welsby Cameron. Portrait (prize valued at 20s. presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote); H.O. Williams. Instantaneous Work (four pictures); H.O. Williams. Collection of 25 contact post cards (for special prize of 5s. presented by Mr W.J.R. Maughan); Miss A. Spenceley, 1; Miss Irene Cameron, 2. Tinted Photographs; H.O. Williams, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2. Postcards, 50, illustrative of Australian life and scenery, that have passed through the post, originally from photographs, but not necessarily the work of exhibitor. Prize by Mr R. Henderson Johnston (president): Miss A. Spenceley, 1; Miss Irene Cameron, 2.

Section III - Open to all amateur painters - Land or Seascape (oil color), from copy: Miss Malyon, 1; Miss May, 2. Flowers, Fruits, (oil color), from copy: Miss I. Bain, 1; Miss Maud Merrell, 2. Flowers, Fruits, (oil color), original: Miss Edna White. Land or Seascape (water color), original: Miss A. Spenceley. Flowers, Fruit, (water color) original: Miss A. Spenceley.

After those present had inspected the exhibits, Mr R.H. Ingram displayed, by means of an excellent lantern, some exceptionally fine views.

ALFRED JOHN STEPHENSON  1903
1902 June - elected an alderman of the Ipswich City Council
1907 - Mayor of the Ipswich City Council




Saturday 11th May 1907  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was continued on Thursday and yesterday. A goodly number of people inspected the admirable of art during both days and evenings. On Thursday afternoon Mesdames R.H. Johnston and J.H. Barkell provided afternoon tea and yesterday afternoon tea was dispensed by Misses Cameron and A. Spenceley (Hon.Secretary).



Tuesday 23rd July 1907  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly field day in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Lynch's Crossing on Saturday afternoon last. There was a good attendance of members. The beautiful sunny weather was very suitable for photography, which circumstance, with the excellent scenes for pictures, enabled the members to spend a thoroughly enjoyable time. The members vied with each other in the eagerness to obtain good pictures and so pleased were they with the scope afforded them that they resolved to visit the locality in the early future.



Monday 19th August 1907  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly field day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Willowbank yesterday afternoon, at which there was a fair attendance of members.



Monday 23rd September 1907  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

On Saturday the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society journeyed to the Tweed Heads, where they held their monthly field day. Some splendid pictures were secured.



Saturday 19th October 1907  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night. Mr R. Henderson Johnston (president) occupied the chair and there was also present Mesdames R. Henderson Johnston and R.J. Foote and Misses Cameron, K. Spenceley, I. Spenceley, May and A. Spenceley (Hon.Secretary) and Messrs. R.H. Ingram, Pearson Welsby Cameron and H. Parker. After the business of a routine character had been dealt with, the President called upon Mr C.C. Cameron to give a lecture on his recent trip to the old country. Mr Cameron dealt with his subject in an interesting manner and was listened to with evident appreciation. In addition to describing the scenery of the various places which he visited, he dealt with the characteristics of the people and the industries by which they earned their livelihood. The lecture indicated that Mr Cameron had been very observant during his trip and was worthy of a much larger audience. At the conclusion of the lecture Mr Cameron was accorded a vote of thanks, moved by the President and seconded by Mr R.H. Ingram.



Monday 21st October 1907  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held their monthly field day in the Botanic Gardens, Brisbane, on Saturday afternoon. Some fine pictures were secured.



Saturday 30th November 1907  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

In Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms to-night Mr C.H. Garner delivered a lecture to a fair number of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society on "Kodak Photography and Tank Development". Mr R.H. Johnston (president of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society) presided and expressed the thanks of the members to Mr Garner for his able and interesting lecture.



Saturday 14th December 1907  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The final meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society for the present year was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening. The president, Mr R.H. Johnston, occupied the chair and there was a good attendance of members. It was announced that the first and second awards for the pictures taken at Blackwall on the last field-day had been secured by Mr Harry Parker and Mr R.H. Ingram respectively. It was also mentioned that the results of the field-day competition for the year was - Mr R.H. Ingram, 16 points, 1; Mr Harry Parker, 14 points, 2. The syllabus showed that the night was "Ladies Night". After the business had been disposed of, the ladies entertained the members present at a musical evening and to a supper. Vocal solos were submitted by Miss Mary Robertson and Mr Eric Scott; Miss Kathleen Spenceley and Miss Irene Cameron rendered vocal duets; Miss Marjorie May played violin solo and Miss Irene Cameron contributed pianoforte selections. Every number was thoroughly appreciated and the entertainers were warmly applauded. Supper was then served and a pleasant half hour was spent in social chat.



Tuesday 4th February 1908  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last Friday night. There was a fair attendance of members. Mr R. Henderson-Johnston (President) presided. Several apologies for unavoidable absence were received and two new members were enrolled. The President read the annual report of the committee, which showed that very satisfactory progress had been made during the year. The finances were in a satisfactory condition, the year closing with a credit balance of £2 6s 7d. Pleasure was expressed at the success of the annual exhibition held in May last. The hope was expressed that unflagging interest would continue to be taken in the field-day competitions, the winner of which was Mr R.H. Ingram. The report was adopted. The report of the Hon.Treasurer (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron), which was adopted, showed that the income for the year was £19 11s 7d and the expenditure £17 5s, leaving a credit balance of £2 6s. 7d. The election of officers resulted as fellows:- President Mr R. Henderson-Johnston (re-elected); vice-presidents, Mrs (Dr.) J.A. Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Librarian, Mr R.H. Ingram; committee, Mrs J.H. Foote, Miss Robertson and Mr Hugh Parkinson jun.; and auditor, Mr H. Parker. It was decided to hold the sixth annual exhibition of the society on May 13, 14 and 15 and the following were elected as a committee to draft the schedule: The President, Hon.Secretary and Messrs. J.H. Barkell and R.H. Ingram. The night of meeting was fixed upon as the second Friday night in each month and the field-day the third Saturday in each month. Votes of thanks were accorded to the retiring Hon.Secretary (Miss A. Spenceley), the out-going officers and the Press. A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the meeting.



Thursday 27th February 1908  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

At a recent meeting of the committee of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society the following syllabus was drawn up for the ensuing year: March 13, stereoscopic work; April 10, lecture on Burke and Will's expedition by Mr George Phillips; May 13, 14 and 15, annual exhibition; June 12, lessons from the annual exhibition; July 10, question night; August 14, magazine clippings; September 11, how to make a picture; October 9, lantern views ; November 13, flashlight photographs; December 11, ladies night. The following places were selected in connection with the various field days: March 21, Malmsbury; April 25, Colledge's Crossing; May 1, Indooroopilly; June 20, Queen's Park; July 18, street scenes in Ipswich; August 15, Green's Bridge; September 19, river trip; October 17, Razorback-road and November 21, Sandgate.



Saturday 21st March 1908  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

At a meeting of the committee of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held yesterday afternoon, a letter was read from Mr George Phillips C.E., consenting to give, at the next monthly meeting to be held on the 10th April, his lecture on the "Victorian Exploring Expedition". This is a very interesting lecture, which Mr Phillips delivered before the Royal Geographical Society in Brisbane at the end of last year, when it met with a very flattering reception.



Saturday 28th March 1908  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The sixth annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, on the 13th, 14th and 15th of May. An excellent prize-schedule has been arranged, one which should attract a large number of entries. Further particulars may be obtained from the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron).



Tuesday 7th April 1908  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

We are requested to draw attention to the lecture on "The Victorian Exploring Expedition", to be delivered by Mr G. Phillips C.E., of Brisbane, in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, on Friday night next. This lecture deals principally with the explorations conducted by Burke and Wills, referring incidentally to their relief and will be illustrated by lantern views of various points touched during their journeys. The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, under whose auspices the lecture is to be given, invite the attendance of any persons who may be interested in the subject. This lecture was delivered before the Royal Geographical Society of Australia in Brisbane in November last, when it evoked much favorable comment and no doubt it will be appreciated by all who have the privilege of hearing it in Ipswich.



Saturday 11th April 1908  Page 13 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A very interesting lecture on "The Victorian Exploring Expedition" was delivered last night by Mr George Phillips C.E., of Brisbane, under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms. There was a fair attendance, including the President (Mr R. Henderson-Johnston) and the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron). The lecture was of a thoroughly educative character and it must have been pleasing to the committee to note the attendance of a number of State school scholars. Considerable charm was imparted to the lecture by the exhibition of some very fine slides shown by means of Mr R.H. Ingrams lantern. Mr Phillips dealt with his subject in a highly interesting manner and held the attention of the audience for upwards of an hour and a half. Space does not permit of our publishing a report of the lecture to-day, but it will appear in a future issue. The committee are to be complimented on their enterprise in securing the services of Mr Phillips and the only regret felt last night was that there was not a larger attendance.



Tuesday 14th April 1908  Page 5 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The Victorian Exploring Expedition
LECTURE by Mr GEORGE PHILLIPS C.E.

The following is a summary of the lecture delivered by Mr George Phillips C.E., at a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, on Friday night last:

The extraordinary misfortunes that attended the ill-fated expedition, which left Melbourne overland for the Gulf of Carpentaria on the 20th August, 1860, under the leadership of Robert O'Hara Burke, did far more to stimulate Australia exploration than if the party which successfully crossed the continent from South to North - had returned in triumph to Melbourne. I have carefully studied all the available official documents and the evidence taken by the Burke and Wills Commission, appointed by Sir Henry Barkly K.C.B., Governor of Victoria, to inquire into and report upon the circumstances connected with the sufferings and death of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the Victorian explorers, but I have found nothing to indicate the reasons that induced the exploration committee to select as leader Robert O'Hara Burke. Whatever qualifications Burke may have had as a leader of men and doubtless he had many good qualities to recommend him - he evidently lacked the essential faculties of organization and foresight, nor had he the advantage of that personal knowledge and experience of frontier life in the bush without which no man could reasonably expect to succeed as an Australian explorer. The total value of the equipment, including riding and pack-animals, is officially given as £4,585, whilst no less than £12,000 was provided, partly by the Government and partly by public subscription, to meet the expenses of the expedition. Although much was indicated in the instructions of the committee as things desirable to be done or attempted, the committee wisely entrusted the leader with the largest discretion as regarded the forming of depots and his movements generally, but they particularly requested that he would mark his route as permanently as possible by leaving records, sowing seeds, building cairns and marking trees at as many points as possible, consistent with his various other duties. These instructions received so little attention that it is not certainly known at what point they actually reached tidal water on the Gulf of Carpentaria. According to King, the only survivor of the four men who crossed the continent. Wills, the surveyor, thought they were on the Albert River, whereas Baron von Mueller, from a careful study of Wills's observations and notes, was confident that they were on the Flinders River - the two rivers being more than 70 miles apart. The party had not left the settled districts before Landells (who had brought the camels from India and who, on account of his special knowledge of the working of camels, had been appointed second in command), resigned in consequence of a quarrel with the leader. Wills thus became second and Mr William Wright (a station-manager at Menindie, on the Darling River, who volunteered to guide the party thence to Toromotto, about 200 miles) was subsequently appointed by Burke as third officer, to have charge of that section of the party that remained at the depot at Menindie, on the Darling River and to keep open the line of communication between that depot and the depot on Cooper's Creek. Neither Brahe, who was left in charge of the depot on Cooper's Creek, or Wright, had any but verbal and somewhat vague instructions from Burke as to what they were to do during his absence, or in what manner they were to co-operate with one another. On the 13th December, 1860, Burke reported from Cooper's Creek. that on the morrow he would start with three men (Wills, King and Gray), six camels and one horse for Eyre's Creek (which drains the country to the west of the Diamantina River) and from thence he would endeavor to explore the country to the north in the direction of Carpentaria and he added: 'It is my intention to return here within the next three months at latest'. This was the last report received from Burke, who kept no memoranda of the Journey to or from Carpentaria, so that what is known of the movements of the party after it left Cooper's Creek has been obtained from such of Wills's Journals as were saved or found and the evidence of the survivor, John King. Mr William Brahe was left in charge of the depot at Cooper's Creek. He had with him two white men, M'Donough and Patton and Dost Mahommed, one of the Indian camel drivers. Brahe had no written instructions from Burke, but in his evidence he stated that he was verbally instructed to remain at the depot three months, or longer, if provisions and other circumstances would permit, whilst from day to day he expected to be relieved by Wright, who was third officer. Burke and his three companions actually left Cooper's Creek on their final dash for the Gulf of Carpentaria, at 6.40am on the 16th December, 1860. Brahe remained at his post for four months and five days, during which he had no communication with Burke on the one hand or Wright on the other. Finally, yielding to the urgent request of a dying man and with the consent of the other members of his party, he deemed it advisable to leave Cooper's Creek depot, which he did at 10am on Sunday, the 21st April 1861 and, after burying in a cache all the stores he could spare, he retreated in good order in the direction of the Darling River. On the 29th April, after his horses had been 100 miles without water, he fell in with Wright, who, with his Menindie party, was making what appears to have been a determined effort to reach the depot on Cooper's Creek. Brahe's responsibility ceased as soon as he came under Wright's order, but unfortunately Wright had had a great deal of sickness to contend with--although he had two medical men in his party and he had actually buried two men (Stone and Purcell) a short time before, whilst on the afternoon of the day that Brahe joined. Dr Becker, another member of Wright's party, died. On the 3rd May Wright and Brahe, with three horses and only sufficient provisions for their own use, made an excursion to the Cooper's Creek depot, which they reached on the morning of the 8th May, but they found no visible evidence that Burke had visited it since Brahe left on the morning of the 21st April. So satisfied was Brahe that everything about the old depot camp on Cooper's Creek was precisely as he had left it 17 days before that he did not open the cache in which he had buried provisions for Burke's use in the event of his return. Had Brahe opened the cache he must have discovered that Burke, Wills and King had returned to the depot on the evening of the day he (Brahe) had left for the Darling. Unquestionably, Wright, who, at that time was in full charge of the rear guard, made two fatal mistakes. (a) he should have carried back a further supply of provisions and clothing for Burke and (b) he should have opened the cache. If he had done these two necessary and obvious things, it is believed that both Burke and Wills, as well as King, must have been saved. In passing I may mention as a matter of special interest to Queenslanders that the late Hon. W.C. Hodgkinson, who was minister for Mines in this State, 1890-1893, was a very useful and energetic member of Wright's party and he accompanied M'Kinlay throughout the whole of his relief expedition from Adelaide to Carpentaria and thence to Bowen". Mr Phillips then described, in a very lucid manner, the dash made by Burke, Wills, King and Gray for the Gulf of Carpentaria and their return to the Cooper's Creek depot, on Sunday, the 21st April, 1861, just nine and-a-half hours after Brahe had commenced his retreat to the Darling. He quoted some very touching passages from Wills's diary, which indicated the intense privation that the explorers had suffered. The following - final entry - is especially pathetic :- Clear, Cold night, slight breeze from the east, day beautifully warm and pleasant. Mr Burke suffers greatly from the cold and is getting extremely weak; he and King start to-morrow up the creek to look for the blacks. It is the only chance we have of being saved from starvation. I am weaker than ever, although I have a good appetite and relish the nardoo much, but it seems to gives us no nutriment and the birds here are so shy as not to be got at. Even if we got a good supply of fish, I doubt whether we could do much work on them and the nardoo alone: nothing but the greatest good luck can now save any of us,and as for myself I may live four or five days if the weather continues warm. My pulse is at 48 and very weak and my legs and arms are nearly skin and bone. I can only look out, like Mr Misaw--er "for something to turn up", but starvation on nardoo is by no means very unpleasant, but for the weakness one feels and the utter inability to move one's self, for as far as appetite is concerned, it gives me the greatest satisfaction, certainly fat and sugar would be more to one's taste, in fact those seem to me to be the great by-stand for one in this extraordinary continent, not that I mean to depreciate the farinaceous food, but the want of sugar and fat in all substances obtainable here is so great that they become almost valueless to us as articles of food, without the addition of something else". This final entry is signed "W.J. Wills" and is the last we see of him in life, for when King returned in a few days - having in the meantime witnessed the death of Burke - he found Wills lying dead just where they had left him.

After giving particulars of the death of Burke, of the finding of King and of various expeditions sent out to search for the lost explorers. Mr Phillips concluded with the following passage: "It may be truthfully said of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, that they did not live in vain and that by laying down their lives in the wilderness, they accomplished far more than falls to the lot of many who attain the allotted span and who die comfortably in their beds".



Tuesday 28th April 1908  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

One of the most successful field days in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on Saturday last. A fairly large number of members of the society visited Colledge's Crossing and an especially enjoyable time was spent. Some particularly good scenic views were obtained, including photographs of teams of horses crossing the river.



Saturday 9th May 1908  Page 11 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The sixth annual exhibition in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next. An exceptionally interesting schedule has been arranged and the number of entries is extremely satisfactory. The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor (Major William Thomas Deacon, C.B.) on Wednesday evening. Each member of the society has been busily making preparations for the exhibition for some time past and we are assured that there will be some especially fine exhibits. A feature of the show will be an excellent non-competitive exhibit of enlargements from Kodak negatives. If the number of entries and the enthusiasm displayed by the members of the society can be taken as an indication, the exhibition should prove to be an unprecedented success.



Thursday 14th May 1908  Page 4 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

At the opening of the annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society the president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston), in his remarks as to the pictures exhibited, said that all were not the work of the members of the society and some of them had been lent (writes our Ipswich correspondent). With them had come a printed card. The New South Wales printers were not apparently as far advanced in spelling as we were, which no doubt accounted for the spelling of "Exibition" on the card.



Thursday 14th May 1908  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)
Thursday 14th May 1908  Page 10 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The sixth annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms tonight. There was a very fair display of work, some of which was of a high order. The official opening took place to-night, in the presence of a fair number of people, the Mayor (Major William Thomas Deacon C.B.) performing the ceremony in a very neat speech. The prize winners were: Landscape, half-plate and under: R.H. Ingram 1, T.H. Parker 2. Marine picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Animal study: A.E. Roberts jun. 1, B. Williams 2. Flower study: Mrs Harold J. Foote 1, R.H. Ingram 2. Hand camera work (four pictures): H.E. Cooney 1, R.H. Ingram 2. Post cards (six): Mrs Harold J. Foote and T.H. Parker divide. Enlargement: G.H. Barkell. Photograph, not eligible to compete in above classes: Mrs Harold J. Foote 1, T.H. Parker 2. Landscape: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Marine picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Genre : B. Williams 1, Mrs. Harold J. Foote 2. Portrait: Mrs Harold J. Foote. Instantaneous work (four pictures): B. Williams 1, A.E. Roberts jun., 2. Tinted photograph: Jas. Youatt. Post cards (50): Miss V. Dangerfield 1, Miss P.K. Barkell 2. Land or seascape (oil color) from copy: Miss I. Spenceley. Animal study (oil color): Miss Wyman. Flowers, fruit, or plant life (oil): Miss Lydia Bottomley. Flowers, (oil), from originals: Miss I. Buchan. Flowers, (water color), from originals: Miss O. Russell. A number of non-competitive exhibits were shown, including enlargements from Kodak by Messrs. Baker and Rouse, photographs by H. Williams and pen and ink drawings by Messrs. R Robertson and R. Henderson Johnston.


MAJOR WILLIAM THOMAS DEACON  circa 1900




Tuesday 19th May 1908  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

A fair number of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society participated in a field-day at Indooroopilly on Saturday afternoon last. They left Ipswich by train at 1.10pm and returned by the train arriving in Ipswich at 5.50pm. A very enjoyable time was spent and the photographers are hopeful of having secured some excellent pictures. They were extremely satisfied with their trip, as the river scenery around Indooroopilly afforded admiral scope for the taking of good photographs.



Tuesday 23rd June 1908  Page 4 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

Saturday last was a field-day for the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. About a dozen members with half a dozen cameras and accompanied by the president of the society (Mr R.H. Johnston) proceeded to the Queen's Park, where several good pictures were obtained.



Tuesday 15th September 1908  Page 9 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)

The monthly field day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society took the form of a river trip on Saturday afternoon. The members, to the number of about a score, entrained at Ipswich by the 1.10pm train for Riverview, where the launch Celia, kindly lent for the occasion by the owners (Messrs. T. Geertz and E. Young) awaited them. A very pleasant trip down the river as far as Sugar Quarry followed and during the afternoon some excellent pictures were secured. Mrs R. Henderson-Johnston was the hostess and presided over afternoon tea. The party returned to the city by the train arriving at 7.30pm. The Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) was responsible for the very satisfactory arrangements.



Wednesday 21st October 1908  Page 5 - Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD)
Wednesday 21st October 1908  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

There was a very large attendance of members at the monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, which was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. The President (Mr R.H. Johnston) occupied the chair. One new member was enrolled. Accounts totaling £3 15s were passed for payment. In connection with the field-day competition, the views secured on the occasion of the visit of the members to Sugar's Quarry at Moggill were adjudicated upon, the result being as follows: Pearson Welsby Cameron 1, Fred. Jackson 2, T.H. Parker 3. Subsequently, some 200 views, obtained by members at different times and at various places, were exhibited on a screen. Thus a pleasant time was spent. The pictures were an excellent collection and were much admired. Pearson Welsby Cameron capably manipulated the lantern.



Wednesday 16th December 1908  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

In order to wind-up the year of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, the ladies connected with the society entertained the members at a musical evening. A short business meeting was held, at which Mr R. Henderson Johnson (president) presided, after which the evening was given up to music. Light refreshments were partaken of.



Wednesday 27th January 1909  Page 4 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)
Wednesday 27th January 1909  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
22nd February 1909  Page 91 - The Australasian Photographic Review

ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in the office of the Hon.Secretary (Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron) last night. There were present - the president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston), Misses Cameron and Bottomley and Messrs. B. Roberts, W. Marshall, H. Parker, F. Jackson and the Hon.Secretary. Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Messrs. J.H. Barkell and R.H. Ingram. Messrs. W.C.P. Lord and W.L.D. Salkeld, B.A., L.L.M., were elected as new members.

SECRETARY"S REPORT
The report of the Hon.Secretary showed that satisfactory progress had been made during the year. The balance sheets disclosed a credit balance of £6 5s 2d, as against £2 6s 7d at the end of last year, whilst the membership was steadily on the increase. The monthly meetings had been well attended and had proved to be very instructive to the active members. In this connection special reference should be made of the splendid lecture delivered by Mr E. Phillips C.E., of Brisbane. Field-days had been held at various points of interest and had been much enjoyed by those present. Reference was made to the success of the annual exhibition which was held in May and the report concluded by reminding members that prints and post-cards were very acceptable to augment the society's collection. The report was adopted.

ELECTION of OFFICERS
The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mr R.H. Johnston; vice-presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron; Hon.Librarian, Mr H. Parker; committee, Miss Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. B. Roberts and F. Jackson; auditor, Mr H. Parker; and Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley.

MISCELLANEOUS - Arrangements were then made with regard to ordinary meetings, field-days and the annual exhibition (to be held in May). An attractive syllabus having been drawn up, the meeting terminated.



22nd March 1909  Page 154 - The Australasian Photographic Review

The seventh annual exhibition of this society will be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th May next and the entries close on Wednesday 5th May. The prize schedule includes twelve classes for Amateur Photographers (members of the Society), nine open to all Amateur Photographers and nine open to all Amateur Painters.

The society’s ruling on the amateur question reads as follows: "An amateur means one who is not engaged in the practice of photography or painting for a livelihood or a teacher of either".

Those interested should write to the Hon.Secretary, Mr. Pearson W. Cameron, Nicholas-street, Ipswich (Q.) for a prize schedule.




Wednesday 14th April 1909  Page 6 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

QUEENSLAND AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIETY
In connection with the forthcoming Ipswich show a meeting of the committee of the Queensland Agricultural and Pastoral Society was held at the office of the Hon.Secretary (Mr G.W. Allen), Bell-street, last night.

Included amongst the correspondence was the following letter: From P.W. Cameron (Hon.Secretary to the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society), expressing willingness to make a display at the approaching show. - Referred to the Space Committee.




Wednesday 21st April 1909  Page 1 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
SEVENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-Street

WEDNESDAY, 12th May, 1909, 7.30pm to 10pm
THURSDAY 13th May, 1909, 10am to 10pm
FRIDAY, 14th May, 1909, 10am to 10pm
LANTERN VIEWS each night, at 8.30pm

Tickets for the Season. 1s.

PEARSON W. CAMERON
Hon. Hon.Secretary



Wednesday 28th April 1909  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night, when there was a large attendance of members. The President (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) presided and the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) was also in attendance. Arrangements were completed for the society's show, to be held on the 12th, 13th and 14th May. The Hon.Secretary intimated that there were bright prospects for the success of the function and that there was a likelihood of there being an exceptionally fine collection of outside exhibits. The special business of the evening was the delivering of a lecture, entitled "Round the World with a Camera" by Mr A.E. Roberts jun. The lecturer dealt with the subject in a very capable manner and 120 slides which were shown, evoked much interest and appreciation. At the conclusion of the lecture, Mr Roberts was accorded a very hearty vote of thanks.



Tuesday 11th May 1909  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

For sometime past, The members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society have been busily engaged in preparing for their annual exhibition. The display, which is to be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, will be opened to-morrow night and will be continued between the hours at 10am and 10pm on Thursday and Friday. The exhibition promises to be the most successful yet held under the auspices of the society, there being prospects of large displays, both in the photographic and painting sections. Entries in the non-competitive classes are very numerous and will include artistic work from Ballarat, Stawell, Sydney, Gympie and Brisbane. The collection of local photographic work will be of exceptionally good quality, while the loaned section will, it is said, be one of the most distinctive features of the exhibition.



Thursday 13th May 1909  Page 2 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The seventh annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms today. The official opening took place tonight, the ceremony being performed by Mrs R. Henderson Johnston. The following is the prize list: Section 1, open to Amateur Photographers being members of the society. Landscape, half-plate and under: T.H. Parker. Landscape, half-plate and over: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Landscape (open to members who have not won a first prize): F. Jackson. Marine Picture: T.H. Parker. Animal Study: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Flower Study: Albert Williams and Mrs H.J. Foote (equal). Three Pictures, cloud effects: Albert Williams. Hand Camera work (four pictures): Albert Williams. Six Post Cards (direct photographs): A.E. Roberts, junr. Six Lantern Slides: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Section II. open to all amateurs, Landscape: S.H. Hodder (Ballarat). Marine Picture: Pearson Welsby Cameron. Genre: W.A. Medlicott. Portrait: W.J. Chapman. Instantaneous Work (four pictures): K. Wilson. Tinted photographs: H.S. Small. Enlargement (12 x 10): Leonard Birt (Gympie). 100 Post Cards with postmark: Miss Irene Cameron.



Thursday 13th May 1909  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Officials : President, Mr. R. Henderson Johnston; vice-presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; committee, Miss Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. Bert. Roberts and F. Jackson; librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron.

The seventh annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening, by Mrs R. Henderson Johnston, in the presence of a fair attendance. Judging from the excellence of the exhibits and the patronage extended to it, the exhibition promises to be one of the most, if not the most, successful in the annals of the society. The exhibits are both numerous and artistic and were the objects of much interest. During the evening a number of lantern slides were shown. Mr W.E. Evans (manager for the Baker and Rouse Proprietary, Limited), was judge for the seventh consecutive time. Mr Evans expressed himself as very pleased with what he saw and said he noticed a marked improvement in the exhibits by members of the society. The portion devoted to landscapes showed much artistic taste, but, while the photographs shown were of special merit, it was regrettable that there were not more exhibitors. In the class open to those who have not previously won a prize, Mr F. Jackson's exhibit was a very creditable one and stood out easily first. Mr T.H. Parker, who also won a number of prizes, deserves special commendation for his work. The three cloud stories shown by Mr A. Williams also deserve special mention on account of the difficulty of obtaining satisfaction with these subjects. The display of post-cards was a very creditable one, the judge having great difficulty in selecting the best exhibit and eventually he had to divide the prize. The display of post-cards by Mr A.E. Roberts jun., showed uniformity, combined with technique and artistic finish. In section II, the photographs shown in the landscape portion were very numerous and the judge expressed the opinion that Mr S.H. Hodder, who carried off the first prize, had every reason to be proud of his work. Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron, who was successful with his seascapes, exhibited a fine collection. In the genre section the picture "Twinkle, twinkle" the work of Mr W.A. Mellicott, of Sydney, was well worth the distinction it gained. It showed a lady, a little girl and child gazing through a window out into the dark night at the twinkling stars. The picture was really a study in expression and Mr Mellicott must have had much difficulty in posing the figure so successfully. Some excellent pictures were exhibited in the portrait section, as well as in the tinted photographs section, Mr Evans being very pleased with what he saw. In the enlargement section he also commented favorably upon Mr L. Birt's exhibit, which he considered was an excellent specimen of enlargement work and one which would be a credit to any professional photographer. The paintings were equally meritorious and were most creditable to those responsible for their execution. On the whole, the judge was very pleased with the exhibits and expressed the opinion that the holding of these exhibitions had wonderfully improved the quality of the work, many of the pictures which he had judged showing real merit. He thought that a city having such surroundings as Ipswich had should, in the course of another year, have an even better display than he had seen that day. He also thought that many more members of the society might have exhibited, even if it had been only for the purpose of comparison. The exhibition will he continued to-day and to-morrow. To-night a number of really beautiful and interesting slides will be shown by Mr W.J. M'Culloch's oxy-ether lantern.



Friday 14th May 1909  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, which was opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, on Wednesday evening, was continued yesterday between the hours of 10am and 10pm. During the day a fair number patronized the exhibition, the excellent display of photographs being greatly admired. The paintings, which are a fine collection, also came in for a liberal share of admiration. At night there was a larger attendance. The large room in which the exhibits are displayed was well lit up and the pictures were seen to advantage. Again much interest was taken in the exhibits. In the course of the evening Mr W.J. M'Culloch shoved a number of highly interesting lantern slides by means of his fine oxy-ether lantern, the general verdict being that the slides were a beautiful collection. The exhibition will be open between the hours of 10am and 10pm today and those who have not already done so should seize the opportunity thus afforded of seeing some fine specimens of the work of those who make the camera and the brush their hobby.



Saturday 15th May 1909  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's annual exhibition was continued in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms yesterday and last night. A goodly number of persons inspected and admired the exhibits. In the course of the evening, a number of exceptionally fine scenic views were exhibited by means of a lantern, manipulated by Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron. On the quality of the exhibits, the show was an undoubted success and the resulting friendly rivalry will doubtless stimulate the members interest in the society during the next year.



23rd August 1909  Page 436 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Hughes and Cameron’s rooms on Tuesday 27th July, at 8pm. There was a fair attendance of members. The President, Mr. R. Henderson Johnston, occupied the chair.

The special business of the evening took the form of a lecture entitled, “The History of Photography”. The lecturer, Mr. Barkell, handled his subject in a very able manner and altogether a pleasant and instructive evening was spent. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Barkell.

The field day lapsed owing to a heavy rainfall.

LYDIA F. BOTTOMLEY
Hon. Press Correspondent.




Wednesday 1st September 1909  Page 3 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held, in Hughes and Cameron's rooms to-night, Mr R. Henderson Johnston, presiding. Mr J.F. Bailey delivered an illustrated address on "Queensland plants in their natural habitats". Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron manipulated the lantern. The work of last field day was laid on the table for inspection.



Thursday 16th December 1909  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A general meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, on Tuesday evening last. Mr R. Henderson Johnson (President) occupied the chair and amongst those present was the Hon.Secretary (Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron). The field-day pictures taken at the river trip, held on the 18th September last, were laid on the table and were judged by the members present, the awards being as follows: Pearson Welsby Cameron (three points), 1; T.H. Parker (two points), 2: T. Jackson (one point), 3. The total points won by competitors in connection with field-day competitions during the year were counted, with the following result: T.H. Parker (14 points), 1 Pearson Welsby Cameron and T. Jackson (13 points each), 2. The competition was therefore won Mr Parker. The meeting was closed with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.



Saturday 22nd January 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The annual general meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society is advertised to be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, on Tuesday night next, when an open invitation is given to all amateurs to attend with a view to joining the society.



Wednesday 26th January 1910  Page 7 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

ANNUAL MEETING ADJOURNED
SECRETARY'S REPORT

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was to have been held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. Those present were - the President (Mr R.H. Johnston), the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) and Mr F. Jackson and a candidate for membership (Mr E. Horne). This number did not constitute a quorum and it was resolved to adjourn the meeting till Tuesday evening, the 8th February. Apologies for unavoidable absence were tendered from Misses Irene Cameron and Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. A.E. Roberts jun., H. Parkinson, J.H. Barkell and Harry Parker. It was also mentioned that several other members who had intended to attend found almost at the last moment that they could not be present. It may be mentioned that the Hon.Secretary is in receipt of a letter from Mr E. Jones, foreman boiler-maker at the Railway workshops, convoying his sincere thanks to the members of the society for their excellent set of photographic views of the workshop secured on the occasion of a visit made some time ago. The following is the annual report prepared by the Hon.Secretary, which will come on for consideration at the adjourned meeting. In submitting to you the ninth annual report and balance-sheet of this society, I have again much pleasure in congratulating you on the progress made during the year. The balance-sheet, which will be presented, shows a credit balance of £5 6s 6d on the year's transactions and it is pleasing to note that the members list is still on the increase. The monthly meetings have been well attended and have been of a very interesting nature. In this connection special mention should be made of lectures by Mr R.A. Wearne B.A., Dr. J.P. Thompson and Mr T.F. Bailey, the latter two both coming from Brisbane at the invitation of the society. Field-days have been held at various places of interest and have been noticeable for an increased number of cameras attending. The field day competition was this year, won by Mr T.H. Parker. The seventh annual exhibition was held in May last and proved one of the most successful yet held.



Wednesday 9th February 1910  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEETING
ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The adjourned annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening. Mr W.C.P. Lord presided in the unavoidable absence of the President (Mr R.H. Johnston) and there were also present - Miss Irene Cameron and Messrs. Harry Williams, E. Horne, F. Jackson and Pearson Welsby Cameron (secretary). Apologies for unavoidable absence were received from Mrs H.J. Foote and Messrs. T.H. Parker and J.H. Barkell.

ANNUAL REPORT

The annual report, which was published in the "Queensland Times" on Wednesday, the 26th January, was presented by the Hon.Secretary and adopted.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of officers resulted as follows :- President, Mr R.H. Johnston; vice-presidents, Mrs H.J. Foote and Mr J.H. Barkell; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Hon.Librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; committee, Miss Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. W.C.P. Lord and F. Jackson; auditors, Messrs. T.H. Parker and A.E. Roberts, jun.: Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley.

MISCELLANEOUS

It was agreed that the ordinary meetings should be held on the last Tuesday in each month and that the third Saturday in each month should be fixed as "field day". It was resolved that the annual photographic exhibition under the auspices of the society should be held on the 8th, 9th and 10th June and that Messrs. J.H. Barkell, F. Jackson, T.H. Parker and Pearson Welsby Cameron should be appointed a committee to prepare the prize-schedule therefor. Messrs. J.H. Barkell, F. Jackson, T.H. Parker and Pearson Welsby Cameron were appointed a committee to prepare a syllabus for the year and present it to the next ordinary meeting for approval.

Votes of thanks were accorded to the out-going officers, the Press and the Chairman and the meeting then terminated.



Monday 21st February 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

On Saturday afternoon last members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held their first "field-day" since the annual meeting. A number of them, including the President (Mr R.H. Johnston), drove to a delightful spot beyond Brassall, where several very pretty photographic views were secured.



Thursday 24th February 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A very pleasing entertainment was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night, under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. There was a large attendance, all present keenly appreciating the interesting program which had been provided by the ladies, the chief item being a competition named "Jumbled Flowers". The winners were Miss V. Dangerfield (who received as a prize a handsome hat-pin) and Mr Hugh Parkinson (who gained a beautiful silver pencil). The Misses V. and E. Dangerfield played a piano forte duet, Miss E, Duesbury gave a recitation to a pianoforte accompaniment by her sister and solos were sung by Misses M. Robertson, I. Cameron and E. Dangerfield, each item meeting with much appreciation. Refreshments, which were also supplied by the ladies, were dispensed at a suitable interval and altogether the proceedings were very enjoyable.



22nd March 1910  Page 150 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held a general meeting on Wednesday 23rd February, when Mr. J.H. Barkell (Vice-President) in absence of Mr. R.H. Johnston (President); was elected chairman of meeting. There was a good attendance of members and visitors. The Syllabus for meetings and field days for year 1910 was submitted and adopted as under:

Meetings: 23rd February, Ladies Night; 22nd March, Dr. Lightoller, Rontgen Rays; 29th April, Enlarging, Mr, Williams; May, Dr. Thomson; 8th, 9th, 10th June, Exhibition; 28th June, Exhibition Criticism and Magazine Clippings, Mr. Parker; 26th July, Views in North, Mr. W.J. Sanderson; 30th August, Paper, Mr. Barkell; 27th September, Paper, Mr. R.H. Johnston (President); 25th October, Lantern Slide Making; 29th November, Questions.

Field Days: 19th February, Brassall (Invitation, Mr. Barkell); 17th March, Special, to be arranged, not included in Competition; 19th March, Studio Work (Mr. Williams invitation); 16th April, Malmsbury (Mr. C.C. Cameron’s invitation); 21st May, Celia Trip; 18th June, Animals; 16th July, Trains in motion; 20th August, City Views; 17th September, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane; 15th October, Milford Nursery (Mr. Parkinson’s invitation; 19th November, Cotton Coy.

It was resolved that a Field Day Competition be held this year as usual, the conditions to be: Entrance Fee 1/- per member, Prize, total amount of fees. All pictures to be trimmed, mounting optional. Points, 1st 3, 2nd 2, 3rd 1. One exhibitor may only receive one award at each competition. Awards to be made by ballot of members present. The winning picture to obtain absolute majority of votes.

Special Business of the evening appeared on the Syllabus as Ladies Night. A musical program, games and supper were arranged by the lady members of the Society for the entertainment of the members and friends. A gentleman’s prize and lady’s prize were awarded for winners in a game, “Jumbled Flowers”. This caused much amusement and the winners were Mr Parkinson and Miss Vera Dangerfield. A most enjoyable evening was spent.

LYDIA F. BOTTOMLEY, Hon. Correspondent.




Wednesday 23rd March 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A very pleasant time was spent last night in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. There was a large attendance of members of the society and their friends and everyone present keenly appreciated the manner in which Dr. S. Lightoller explained the X-rays apparatus. During his lecture he explained the uses of the various tubes and lights which constitute part of the apparatus. and descried how various parts of the body are photographed and how the plates were developed. He also showed several lantern-slides, which illustrated the great value of the X-rays in discovering broken bones, pieces of steel embedded in the body. At the conclusion of the lecture a hearty vote of thanks was tendered to Dr. Lightoller by the President of the society (Mr R.H. Johnston).



Monday 18th April 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

At the invitation of Mrs C.C. Cameron, the members and friends of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society visited "Malmsbury" for the purpose of holding their monthly field-day, about a dozen vehicles being requisitioned to take the party to its rendezvous. On their arrival members were soon busy in erecting tripods, whilst others made sure that their hand cameras were in order, after which a start was made for the scene of the afternoon's operations along Warrill Creek. A number of fine pictures having been taken, the photographers retraced their steps. On their return to "camp", it was seen that others had not been idle, dainty refreshments, provided by Mrs C.C. and Miss Irene Cameron, being laid out on the grass and for a while the amateurs were again busy. As the afternoon was then well on the wane, various members each took a group photograph of the assembly, after which a start was made for home, everyone expressing pleasure at the success of the days outing which was attributable in no small measure to the thoughtfulness of the genial hostesses.



22nd April 1910  Page 202 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society held its usual field-day on Saturday 19th March. Although a wet afternoon there was a good attendance of members and their friends. The subject chosen was “Studio Work”. Mr. H.O. Williams, one of the members, kindly invited the Society to spend the afternoon in his studio. Altogether the subject proved an extremely interesting one and a very successful and plesant afternoon was spent.

The usual meeting took place on Tuesday 22nd March, in Hughes & Cameron’s rooms. There was a good attendance of members and friends. A short business meeting was held and then came the special business, A lecture on Rontgen Rays delivered by Dr. Standish Lightoller. The lecture proved very interesting and instructive, especially because of the practical demonstration.

The meeting closed with votes of thanks to the Doctor for his kindness and to the chairman for presiding.




23rd May 1910  Page 266 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
At a general meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron’s rooms on 26th April, the President, Mr. R.H. Johnston, occupied the chair. There was an excellent attendance and four new members were proposed.

The Exhibition is to be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 15th, 16th and 17th, the opening ceremony to be performed on 15th June, at 8pm by the Hon. T.W. Blair. M.L.A. Messrs. W.C.P. Lord and C.W.L. Heiner are the appointed Stewards of Photographic Section. Mrs. Johnston and Miss Cameron of Painting.
The field day awards are: Brassall: P.W. Cameron, 1st; H.O. Williams, 2nd; H. Parkinson, 3rd. Studio; T.H. Parker, 1st; P.W. Cameron, 2nd; F.W. Jackson 3rd. Malmsbury: T.H. Parker, 1st, A.E. Roberts, 2nd; P.W. Cameron, 3rd. Special (Society Group): T.H. Parker, 1st; F.W. Jackson, 2nd.

During the evening Mr. H.O. Williams gave a practical demonstration of Enlarging. The lecturer went very fully into the question and at the close of his remarks kindly invited the members to hold their next meeting at his studio, so that he may go further with his demonstration.

The Field Day was held on Saturday 16th April. At the kind invitation of Mrs. and Mrs. C.C. Cameron, the members spent the afternoon at “Malmsbury”, a very pretty place near the town. There was a splendid roll-up of members. Some very good snaps were taken and also a group picture of the members.

L.F. BOTTOMLEY, Hon. Press Correspondent.




Saturday 11th June 1910  Page 12 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The eighth annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will take place in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next. The Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) attended at his rooms last night to receive entries. These came in so satisfactorily that the exhibition promises to be the most successful that the society has yet held. Entries from outsiders have been received from as far North as Townsville and as far South as Adelaide. The local competition is also very satisfactory.



Thursday 16th June 1910  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The eighth annual exhibition under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened in Messrs Hughes and Cameron's rooms this evening in the presence of a satisfactory audience. The entries were far in advance of previous years and the work exhibited was of a better quality. Entries came from Adelaide, Ballarat, Stawell, Sydney, Townsville, Brisbane and Ipswich. There was also a fine display of non-competitive work. THe judges were: Photography, Dr Wilton Love (Brisbane); fine arts, Mr R.A. Wearne B.A. Mr J.W. Blair M.L.A., in opening the exhibition, congratulated the society and the exhibitors on their work. During the evening the competitive and some non competitive lantern slides were exhibited on a screen by means of Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron's lantern.



Friday 17th June 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Friday 17th June 1910  Page 5 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The paintings displayed at the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's exhibition in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, were judged by Mr R.A. Wearne B.A., yesterday morning. In the landscape painting, oil color, from copy, there was keen competition between Miss Millie Coulter and Miss Mabel Lindsay and Mr Wearne asked that two first prizes should be awarded, a suggestion which was adopted. These paintings were excellent productions. On the whole the exhibition showed an improvement on that of last year, but there was not a great deal of competition. Among the non-competitive displays were some very fine water color paintings, sent by Mr E. Colclough, of Brisbane and several choice paintings by Mrs Buchan. The exhibition was open all day yesterday and was visited by a larger number of persons than has been usual in former years. In the evening some very pretty views were thrown on a screen by means of a lantern. These were from slides that had been made by members during the year. In addition to these competition pictures, some choice views of continental scenery were shown from slides specially lent by Mr R. Born. The exhibition will be open from 10am till 10pm today. In the evening a number of special slides will again be shown. Appended are these results: Open to all Amateur Painters. Land or Sea-scape, oil colors, from copy - Miss Millie Coulter and Miss Mabel Lindsay equal. Animal Study, oil colors, from copy - Miss Agnes Mills. Flowers, Fruits, or Plant-Life, oil color, from copy - Miss Lydia Bottomley 1; Miss Millie Coulter, 2. Black and White, oil painting - Miss Agnes Mills, 1; Miss Millie Coulter, 2. Land or Sea-scape, water color Miss Ada Hastings. Pen and Ink Drawing, copy or original - Miss Agnes Mills. Open to all AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS. Post-Cards, 100, that have passed through the post, originally from photographs, but not necessarily the work of the exhibitor. Open to all Miss Olive Goodwin, 1; Miss E. Mewes, 2.



Saturday 18th June 1910  Page 11 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The annual exhibition in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, on Wednesday, was concluded last night. The exhibits were open for inspection all day and in the evening and a good many availed themselves of the opportunity of viewing them. All were unanimous in voting the display a most successful one. During the evening Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron showed a number of lantern slides, the majority of which belonged to Mr Bert. Roberts's collection, to an interested gathering. The slides which gained the prizes were also shown.



22nd July 1910  Page 386 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The eighth annual exhibition under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on the 15th, 16th and 17th June. This year’s exhibition comprised three sections — one open to amateur photographers, members of the society only, one to all amateur photographers and one to all amateur painters. Evidence of zeal on the part of the members was shown in the fact that the competition in that particular section was very keen, In the open section were exhibits from Adelaide, Ballarat, Stawell, Sydney, Townsville and Brisbane. The photographic section was judged by Dr. Wilton Love, of Brisbane. The paintings were judged by Mr. R.A. Wearne B.A., of this city.

The following is the prize list:
Open to amateur photographers being members of the society only:
Landscape, half-plate and under: Bert. Williams 1, H. Parkinson 2.
Landscape, 1/1 plate and over: P.W. Cameron 1, Bert Williams 2.
Landscape, open to members who have not won a first prize: L.J. Middleton 1, Harper 2.
Marine Picture: H.O. Williams 1, T.H. Parker 2.
Animal Study: Bert Williams 1, Fred. Jackson 2.
Flower Study: F. Jackson 1, T.H. Parker 2.
Garden picture, tinted, showing flowers: H.O. Williams.
Hand-camera work (four pictures): Mrs. H.J. Foote 1, Bert Williams 2.
Post cards (six): H.O. Williams 1, Bert Williams 2.
Photograph, not eligible to compete in above classes: L.J. Middleton 1, P.W. Cameron 2.
Lantern slides (six): H.O. Williams and P.W. Cameron equal.

Open to all amateur photographers:
Landscape: S.H. Hodder (Ballarat) 1, J. Mauldon (Sydney) 2.
Marine pictures: T.H. Parker 1, Mrs. Nisbet (Townsville) 2.
Genre: S.H. Hodder 1, Mrs. Nisbet 2.
Portrait: Mrs. Nisbet 1, H.O. Williams 2.
Tinted photograph: Henry S. Small (South Brisbane) 1, W.F. M'Lean (Balmain) 2.
Post cards, 12 direct photographs, not restricted to work of past 12 months: H.S. Small 1, Bert Williams 2.
Enlargement (except portraits and groups), not smaller than 12in. x 10in.: Mrs. Nisbet (Townsville) 1, H.O. Williams 2.

The monthly field day was held on 18th June. The subject was “Animal Study” and the members, at the invitation of Mr. H.S. Cribb, visited the stables and kennels at “Bleak House”. A very pleasant afternoon was spent and some good results were the outcome of Mr. Cribb’s kindness.

At the regular meeting, held on 29th June, the field day awards were made as follow T.H. Parker I, P.D. Cameron II, T. Jackson III. The special business of the evening was “Tank Development” by Mr. T.H. Parker, who proved an able instructor in the art of developing.

L. BOTTOMLEY, Hon. Press Correspondent.




Wednesday 31st August 1910  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night. Mr R. Henderson Johnston (president of the society) was in the chair and there was a good attendance of members. The following arrangements were made: Field-day, 10th September, Grammar School sports: and meeting of the society to be held on the 27th of September, when a special subject on enlargements would be illustrated by Mr H.O. Williams. The field-day awards resulted as follows: Queen's Park: Pearson Welsby Cameron, 1; F. Jackson, 2; T.H. Parker, 3. City Views: T.H. Parker, 1; Pearson Welsby Cameron, 2; F. Jackson, 3. During the evening a lecture on "Spectral Analysis", as applied to photography, was given by Mr J.H. Barkell. The lecture was both interesting and educative and met with the high appreciation of those present. The meeting subsequently terminated with a hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer.



22nd September 1910  Page 514 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A general meeting of members was held in Hughes and Cameron’s rooms on 30th August, when there was a good attendance. The Field Day awards were as follow:

July 16th — Queen’s Park: 1st, P.W. Cameron; 2nd, F. Jackson; 3rd, T.H. Parker.
August 20th — City Views: 1st, T.H. Parker; 2nd, P.W. Cameron; 3rd, F. Jackson.

The special business for the evening was a lecture entitled "Spectrum Analysis” by Mr. J.H. Barkell. The lecturer made his address extremely interesting and received a hearty vote of thanks.




Wednesday 1st February 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Wednesday 1st February 1911  Page 3 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)
22nd February 1911  Page 110 - The Australasian Photo-Review

TENTH ANNUAL MEETING
MR. R. HENDERSON JOHNSTON RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT

The 10th annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. The President (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) presided over a fair attendance of members. Apologies for absence were tendered on behalf of Mrs H.J. Foote and Mr H. Parkinson.

SECRETARY'S REPORT

The Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) read his report, the text of which was as follows: "In submitting to you the 10th annual report of the work of the society for the year 1910, your committee have pleasure in recording a very successful year. The receipts during the year amounted to £20 2s. Amongst the items which may be mentioned are members' subscriptions £7 10s and entry fees for the annual exhibition £5 5s. The expenditure totaled £16 15s 10d, which amount included £7 15s prize-money, besides several trophies. On the year's work, therefore, a credit balance of £3 6s 2d remains. This is very satisfactory and your committee hope, before many years, to be in a position to purchase various large items of plant, such as an enlarging lantern, for the use of members. The exhibition for 1910 was held in June and was very successful. On this occasion a large number of very fine photographs were shown from Townsville, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, which were very much admired by all. Thanks are due to Dr. Wilton Love, of Brisbane, for judging the photographic exhibits and for his kindly criticism and advice to exhibitors; also to Mr R.A. Wearne B.A., for judging the paintings. Monthly meetings and field days have been held and have maintained the interest in the society. The field outings, particularly, have been well attended. A competition on the pictures taken at field-days during the year, was won by T.H. Parker with 22 points, Pearson Welsby Cameron being second with 21 points. We desire to thank those ladies and gentlemen who so generously contributed to the prize fund and thereby materially assisted the society and also the Press for their general assistance and good reports of the various functions held during the year". As Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron reported that the year had been commenced with a credit balance of £11 11s 8d and closed with a credit balance of £14 17s 10d. The President briefly reviewed the work of the year, which, he said, he considered to be very satisfactory. He remarked that the financial position of the society would have been even better than it was if all members had paid up their subscriptions. The exhibition had been a very successful one. The door takings were greater than those in the previous year, but the amount of prize-money donated by persons outside the society showed a falling-off. The field-day competition had been a success and he hoped it would be continued; it was an excellent institution. The society's credit balance was a very satisfactory one. The society did not exist for money-making purposes, but the officers had an object in view the purchase of adjuncts that would he of use to the members generally, such as an enlarging apparatus. Mr A.E. Roberts jun., expressed himself as satisfied with the progress made. The report and balance-sheet were adopted without dissent.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

The election of officers for the current year was next proceeded with. Mr Johnston vacated the chair after thanking members for the confidence shown in him by choosing him to be president. Although Mr Johnston expressed himself as desirous of not again assuming the presidency, he was unanimously re-elected on the motion of Messrs. Harry Williams and A.E. Roberts jun. Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron was likewise unanimously re-elected Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer and was eulogized for his excellent services to the society. Mr J.H. Barkell and Mrs H.J. Foote were re-elected vice-presidents; Mr T.H. Parker librarian; Miss Lydia Bottomley Press correspondent; Messrs. T.H. Parker and A.E. Roberts jun., auditors; and Messrs. F. Jackson, A.E. Roberts and Miss Lydia Bottomley, together with the president, vice-presidents, Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, were constituted the committee. A sub-committee was appointed to revise the prize-schedule for presentation to a general meeting. The Misses I. Cameron, Lydia Bottomley and E. Ward were appointed a sub-committee to canvass for donations towards the exhibition prize fund.

SYLLABUS

An attractive syllabus was drawn up for the year. It provides for demonstrations on lantern-slide-making and gum bi-chromate, flashlight and ozobrome work; illustrated lectures by Messrs. W.H. Mobsby and J.J. Kidner, the Hon. J.W. Blair M.L.A. and Lieutenant Colonel Flewell-Smith; and outings, under the head of "field days", to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Oxley Creek (in conjunction with the Brisbane sister society), Woody Point and down the Bremer. A vote of thanks to the president concluded the meeting.



Monday 13th March 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Monday 13th March 1911  Page 10 - The Brisbane Courier (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Last Saturday's field-day took the form of a river-trip on the motor launch Celia down the Bremer River those taking part in the outing being entertained by the president of the society, Mr R Henderson Johnston. A start was made from the Celia "wharf", at the foot of Thorn-street, shortly after 1.30pm and when opposite the Dinmore Rocks a landing was effected and the billy boiled. Photographs of river scenery were here taken as well as en route. A start was made homeward at about 6pm and after an extremely enjoyable run up the river, town was reached at about 7.30, everyone being delighted with the outing.



Monday 13th March 1911  Page 167 - The Australasian Photo-Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A meeting of the above society was held on Tuesday 7th February 1911. The special business was to receive the report of the sub-committee (the lady canvassers) for the prize fund and to improve the prize schedule for the annual exhibition.

The ladies showed their canvassing abilities bv the creditable report of £12 in cash. trophies and promises. Several improvements were adopted for the schedule.

Field day was held on Saturday 18th February 1911, at East Ipswich Station. The subject was "Trains in Motion". There was a fair attendance of members and the photos at the next monthly competitions should be excellent. A profitable afternoon was spent.

On Tuesday evening, 28th February 1911, the Society's rooms presented a very pretty appearance. "Ladies Night" was the order of the syllabus. The ladies of the Society entertained the gentlemen. Small tables, with daintily-arranged flowers, were placed around in an effective way. The guests assembled and welcomed, a word-making puzzle game was started. When completed, the answer ran, "Photographic Society's Show", the most notable event for the city of Ipswich. The lady's prize was won by Miss E. Cribb, while Messrs. Ward and A.H. Baker were first and second respectively for the gentlemen. An excellent musical program was submitted, those who contributed being: Misses I. Cameron, E. and H. Cribb, G. Stephens, Hill and Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. R.H. Johnston. A.H. Shuttlewood, A.H. Baker, and E. Scott. A daintv suoper was provided and a most enjoyable evening was spent. - Lydia F. Bottomley, Press Correspondent.




Saturday 3rd June 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Wednesday 7th June 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Many of our readers will remember the very interesting display of the photographic art that was to be seen last year at the annual show of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. Tomorrow at 8pm the Hon. J.W. Blair M.L.A., will open the show for this year. We learn from the capable Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson W. Cameron) that the entries from other States in the Commonwealth, are very numerous, whilst our local artists will be well represented; so that a very highly educative and interesting display may be expected. There are also competitions for oil and water colors and pen and ink drawings.


               

HON. JAMES WILLIAM BLAIR M.L.A.




Thursday 8th June 1911  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Thursday 8th June 1911  Page 6 - The Brisbane Courier (Ipswich, QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society
NINTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
OPENED in MESSRS. HUGHES and CAMERON'S ROOMS, LAST NIGHT

Officials - President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston; vice-presidents, Mrs H.J. Foote and Mr J.H. Barkell; librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; committee, Miss Lydia Bottomley and Messrs. F. Jackson and A.E. Roberts Jun.; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Mr Pearson W. Cameron.

The ninth annual exhibition in connection with the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night, by the Hon J.W. Blair, M.L.A. The exhibition promises to be a most successful one. There is a fine display of amateur photographs, both in the section restricted to members of the society and in that open to all amateur photographers, as well as a first class collection of paintings and some good drawings, competitive and non competitive. The opening ceremony took place at 8pm. The President (Mr R. Henderson Johnston), in calling upon the Hon. J.W. Blair M.L.A., to declare the exhibition open, said that the society's shows were steadily gaining ground, not only in the quantity of the exhibits - which was not one of their principal objects - but in quality their particular aim. The exhibitions, he said, helped members to improve themselves in the art of photography. The judge (Dr. Wilton Love) - a noted amateur photographer who looked at photography from the artistic standpoint rather than from the standpoint of mere mechanical accuracy - while deploring the fact that the competition was not keen, classed the work as of a high standard. The fact that the society was a live one, was due to its good fortune in having the right man as Hon.Secretary. The Hon. J.W. Blair remarked that he felt that the society had made a distinct advance since he last had the privilege of opening its exhibition. One thing that struck him was that exhibits had come from so far away as Victoria. It was refreshing to think that people so far away thought so much of the society as to send samples of their work to its annual exhibitions. He thought it was a pleasing feature of this life that there were those in Ipswich who were devoted to the beautifying of life, for nowadays, he thought, too much attention was given to the materialistic, to the sacrifice of the artistic. Although some people said photography was the lowest form of artistic life he thought they made a great mistake. People said that it was copying and that copies were not original. He thought that a one-sided view. The true photographer was one who was artistic as well as mechanical, one who had an eye for scenic beauty, for grouping and who could judge the psychological moment. There was a lot more in photography than a simply mechanical operation. In Queensland they had just as good scenery as in any part of the world; they had rugged mountains and glens, fruits, flowers and trees and a beautiful blue sky that afforded ample scope for the artistic talent of the people. It was pleasing to think that in Ipswich they had a society like the Photographic Society. A vote of thanks was accorded the Hon. J.W. Blair at the instance of the president, seconded by Mr A.E. Roberts jun. The latter remarked that, if others had the sympathy for the Society that Mr Blair had, it would increase by leaps and bounds. The displays were much admired by the citizens who had assembled for the ceremony. Amongst the non-competitive exhibits painting by Miss Pearl Duesbury, Miss Perratt Hill, Mrs and Miss Buchan and Mrs Darnley Morrison; photographs lent by Messrs. Baker and Rouse, Mr H.O. Williams, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, Mrs H.J. Foote; and a beautifully carved table (the work of the Rev. F. Duesbury) attracted a good deal of attention and admiration. The exhibition will be open today from 10am till 10pm and to-morrow from 9am till 1pm. This evening a collection of lantern slides (including the ones exhibited) will be screened by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron. THe adjudicator (Dr. Wilton Love, of Brisbane), when invited to express his impressions of the exhibition, remarked upon the falling off in the number of exhibits, particularly those from outside the city and the absence of keen competition in some classes as compared with last year's display. He was of the opinion that more landscape work should have been shown. There was a dearth of examples of this particular branch of photography, which he thought was strange. "In this final winter weather", he said "you get splendid opportunities. The air, especially after rain, is so clear, that objects in the distance stand out clear and sharp and seem, in fact, to be calling out to the photographer". Speaking of the quality of the photographs exhibited, Dr. Love said that there were some good samples. The work was all of the small order, practically nothing above half-plate being shown. Small photographs, he said, had limitations; they did not give the breadth of view which large ones and enlargements gave. It was a matter of expense to a certain extent; large cameras and enlargements cost money. Of all the sections, Dr. Love said, the post-card one was probably the best. The best picture in the show was a tinted one (Mr T.H. Parker's), showing a jacaranda tree in bloom and a white street (an Ipswich view). The portrait of a child shown by Miss May Towell was a fine picture and Mr S.H. Hodder's landscape was a good study. The picture of Mr T.H. Parker's, giving a view of portion of the interior of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church was very soft and nice. Mrs H.J. Footes, picture of an arum lily was very pretty and that of a horse's head exhibited by Mr A.E. Roberts jun. was good. Mr H. Patrick's collection of postcards contained some nice pictures.

The prize-list is as follows:

Section I - open to amateur photographers members of the society only - Landscape: half-plate and under, Fred Jackson, 1; T.H. Parker, 2., Landscape, open to members who have not won a first prize: Cecil Harper, 1; E.A.Horne, 2. Marine picture: Mrs H.J. Foote, 1; A.E. Roberts jun., 2. Animal study: A.E. Roberts jun., 1; T.H. Parker, 2; Flower study: Mrs H.J. Foote, 1; T.H. Parker, 2. Garden picture (tinted): Fred Jackson. Hand camera work (four pictures) : Bert. Williams, 1; A.E. Roberts jun., 2. Post-cards (six): T.H. Parker, 1; A.E. Roberts, 2. Interior: T.H. Parker, 1; Fred Jackson, 2. Photograph not eligible to compete in any of the foregoing classes: T.H. Parker, 1;. Hugh Parkinson, 2. Lantern slides (six): Bert Williams.

Section II - open to all amateur photographers - Landscape: S.H. Hodder (Ballarat), 1; H. Patrick (Killarney), 2. Marine pictures: Carl Lehrke (Sandringham). Genre: Carl Lehrke, 1; S.H. Rodder, 2; Miss May Towell (Lismore), 3. Portrait: Miss May Towell, 1; A.E. Roberts Jun., 2. Instantaneous work (four pictures) : A.E. Roberts jun. Tinted photograph: T.H. Parker, 1; Miss M. Towell, 2. Post-cards (12 direct photographs); H.C. Patrick (Killarney), 1; T.H. Parker 2. Lantern slides (six): Bert Williams.

Section III - open to all amateur painters - Land or seascape, oil colors, from copy: Miss Mabel Lindsay, 1; Miss Agnes Mills, 2. Animal study, oil colors, from copy: Miss Agnes Mills. Flowers, fruit, or plant-life, oil color from copy: Miss Millie Coulter, 1; Miss Lydia Bottomley, 2. Black and white oil-painting: Miss Agnes Mills. Pen and ink drawing, copy or original: William Charles Nicholls (Wooloowin), 1; Mr R. Henderson Johnston, 2.

Section IV - miscellaneous - Fifty post-cards that have passed through the post, originally from photographs, but not necessarily the work of the exhibitor: Miss Peratt Hill, 1; Miss A.E. Evans, 2. Fifty post-cards, portraits only, that have passed through the post, originally from photographs, but not necessarily the work of the exhibitor : Miss Irene Cameron, 1; Miss A.E. Evans, 2.

Miss Lydia Bottomley and Mr W.C.P. Lord acted as stewards in connection with sections I. and II. and Mrs R. Henderson Johnston and Miss Irene Cameron as stewards in connection with section III.



Friday 9th June 1911  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society which was opened on Wednesday evening last, was continued throughout yesterday from 10am till 10pm. It was visited by a satisfactory number of persons who evinced great interest in the various exhibits. During the evening a number of very interesting lantern slides were displayed by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, which included the lantern slide exhibits. The exhibition will be opened from 10am till 1pm today and from 9am till 1pm tomorrow.



Friday 16th June 1911  Page 4 - Northern Star (Lismore, NSW)

Among the successful exhibitors at the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's exhibition the other day was Miss Marion Towell, of Lismore, whose work was highly praised by the Brisbane "Courier". Miss Marion Towell secured first for portraits of a child, second for tinted photo and third for genre study. This exhibition is the leading one outside of Brisbane and attracts competitors from other States.



Monday 19th June 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Saturday last was what is known as "field day" by the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. Pursuant to arrangement a goodly number of the members proceeded by the early afternoon train to Oxley, where they met several members of the Brisbane Photographic Society. In all the combined company mustered 20 cameras. Messrs. A. M'Leod and R.H. Johnston, presidents of the Brisbane and Ipswich Societies respectively, were amongst the gathering. Words of greeting having been exchanged, the party proceeded to the banks of Oxley Creek, where several pictures of some delightfully interesting spots were secured. About dusk the party returned to the railway station, where the two contingents, having spoken their farewells, entrained for their respective homes.



Saturday 30th June 1911  Page 13 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The exhibition under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was continued in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, yesterday. There was a very satisfactory attendance during the day. The exhibits included two landscape pictures and three genre paintings, which arrived only yesterday morning, too late for judging. This is to be regretted, as the exhibits, which are of a good quality, have come all the way from New Zealand, the exhibitor being Mr E.T. Robson, of Murchison, via Westport. Amongst the paintings in the loan section are some by Miss Effie Duesbury. A very interesting collection of lantern slides were screened, including exhibits in the lantern-slide section. The exhibition will be open up till 1 o'clock this afternoon.



Monday 21st August 1911  Page 8 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The monthly field day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held at Mr H.O. William's studio, "Studio Portraiture" being the order of the day. The photographers were afterwards entertained at Whitehouse's cafe.



Monday 21st August 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Saturday last was what is known as "field day" by the members of the Ipswich and West Moreton Amateur Photographic Society. It is the practice on such occasions for the members to meet in the afternoon and proceed to some scenic spot in the suburbs with a view to securing landscape photographs. On Saturday afternoon last, however, a departure from the usual practice took place. Mr H.O. Williams, one of the foundation members of the society, who has just entered into business on his own account, invited the members to visit and make use of his studio during the afternoon. The invitation was gladly accepted and a gratifying number of members put in an appearance at the new studio, Union street. The visitors made an inspection of the place and warmly complimented the owner on the completeness of the fittings. Some time was spent in taking figure photographs, after which an adjournment was made to Whitehouse's Cafe, where the party were entertained at tea by Mr Williams. The president of the society (Mr Henderson Johnston) who was with the members throughout the afternoon, at an opportune time proposed the health of their host, whom he warmly eulogised, remarking that Mr Williams had been an enthusiastic member of the society since its inception and he was the first of their number to start in business on his own account. He was sure that they all wished Mr Williams every success in his venture. Mr Williams briefly responded and tendered his thanks to the members for their expressions of good will. It may be mentioned that Mr Williams will become an honorary, member of the society.



Wednesday 30th August 1911  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society took place in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night, when there was a good attendance of members. In the absence of the president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) Mr T.H. Parker occupied the chair. After the usual business had been dispensed with, a very interesting demonstration of flashlight photography was given by Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, which proved to be of an educative value to those present. During the evening a number of flash light photographs were taken by the members present. The photographs taken by the members on last field day - which was spent at Mr H.O. Williams's studio were laid on the table and Mr E.A. Horne was declared the winner, with Mr T.H. Parker second.



Thursday 26th October 1911  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society spent a very pleasant and profitable time at the residence of Mr T. Jackson, Brigg's road, Park Hill Estate, on Saturday afternoon last, when earnest consideration was given to flower subjects. The attractive manner in which the studio and verandah had been bedecked with all kinds of flowers was an eloquent testimony to the efforts of Mr and Mrs Jackson to make the afternoon enjoyable. A fine collection of roses was conspicuous and they evoked much admiration. The majority of the flowers were grown at Mr W. Marsh's Ipswich Nursery. The members evinced deep interest in the array of blooms and several photographs were taken. Some of the members had brought flower subject with them and these were discussed with mutual profit. At a suitable stage, afternoon tea was dispensed in a dainty fashion.



Wednesday 1st November 1911  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society took place in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, last night. There was a good attendance. The president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) occupied the chair. The last field-day competition - flower studies: resulted as follows: Mr F. Jackson, 1; Mr C. Harper, 2. A very interesting paper, indeed, was read by Mr F. Jackson on the subject of reproducing photographs on silk and linen and proved to be very instructive to members. A number of samples of such work were submitted by Mr Jackson and were greatly admired.



Wednesday 1st November 1911  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held to night in Hughes and Cameron's rooms. There was a fair attendance of members. The subject was "Magazine Clippings, introducing special items of interest", by Mr F. Jackson and was much appreciated.



Tuesday 30th January 1912  Page 1 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society

The annual meeting will be held in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms this (Tuesday) evening, at 8pm. All Members and Persons desirous of joining are asked to attend.

PEARSON W. CAMERON, Hon. Hon.Secretary.



Wednesday 31st January 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Friday 22nd March 1912  Page 172 - The Australasian Photo-Review

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. There were present - Messrs. R. Henderson Johnston (president), C. Harper, A.E. Roberts jun., T.H. Parker and F. Jackson and Misses E. Ward, I. Cameron and Lydia Bottomley. An apology for unavoidable absence was received from Mrs H.J. Foote. The report and balance sheet were submitted and adopted. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston; vice-presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron: and committee, Messrs. C. Harper and F. Jackson and Miss Lydia Bottomley; Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley; and auditor, Mr Robert Parker. It was decided to hold the 10th annual exhibition on June 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd 1912. Misses I. Cameron, Lydia Bottomley, E. Ward and Gertie Deacon were appointed to canvas for prizes in connection with the exhibition.



Saturday 2nd March 1912  Page 3 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Last Tuesday evening, in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, a very enjoyable "evening" was given by the lady members of the Ipswich Photographic Society. An advertisement competition was the cause of much amusement. Miss Hill, the winner of the lady's prize, was presented with a silver trinket-box and Mr Baker received the gentleman's prize, a silver stud-box. Musical items, which were much appreciated, were contributed by Misses Irene Cameron, Mabel Woolcock, Kathleen Spenceley, Messrs. Baker, Eric Scott, C. Ward, Halley, Turner, and E. Skyring. Choice refreshments were served at small tables, which were prettily decorated with sunflowers, daisies and ferns. Amongst those present were Mr and Mrs Henderson Johnston, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron, Mr and Mrs J.H. Barkell and Mrs C.H. Howes.



Monday 4th March 1912  Page 4 - The Telegraph (Brisbane, QLD)

The third annual meeting of the Queensland Photographic Society was held on Thursday, 25th January. Dr. C.W. Hurwoth occupied the chair and the meeting was well attended. The Hon.Secretary read the annual report for 1911, which showed considerable improvement in the affairs of the society, both in work and membership. The exhibition this year was a marked improvement on last year. Mr Mewes was the winner of four first prizes and Mr Hugh Parkinson, of the Ipswich Photographic Society, secured one first prize. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Hon. W.H. Campbell M.L.C.; immediate past president, Mr A.R. M'Leod; Vice-presidents, Messrs. E. Colclough and M.C. Voller; Hon.Lanternist, Mr G.W. Mewes; Hon.Treasurer, Mr W. Duncan; committee, Messrs. A.R. Allars, G.W. Mewes and A.T. Johnstone; Hon.Librarian, Hon.Secretary and Press correspondent. Miss Ida R. Pembroth.



Monday 20th May 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Saturday last was what is known as "field-day" for the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. It had been arranged that as many members as possible should proceed to the Queen's Park. There a goodly number of them met in the afternoon, their President (Mr R.H. Johnston), being present. Each member brought his or her camera and, in the course of the afternoon, a number of photographs were taken. The curator of the park, (Mr F.W. Turley) and Mrs Turley very kindly provided afternoon tea for the photographers and needless to state, it was keenly appreciated.



Thursday 30th May 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Mr R. Henderson Johnston presided over a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, on Tuesday evening. Field day awards were made as, follows: Kholo outing, (February): Gentlemen, Mr E.A. Horne; ladies, Miss Irene Cameron, 1; Miss E.B. Deacon, 2. Queen's Park outing (18th instant): Gentlemen, Mr E.A. Horne; ladies, Miss Irene Cameron. Consideration was given to the advisability of altering the date of the society's annual exhibition and it was decided to have it in August. The other business transacted included the election of two candidates.



Wednesday 26th June 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The president (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) presided over a good, attendance at the monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, last night. The formal business included the election of three candidates and the judging of the pictures taking at Lynch's Crossing on the last field-day. The awards were: Gentlemen, Mr E.A. Horne, 1; Mr J.H. Barkell, 2. Ladies, Miss Irene Cameron. The main portion of the meeting was occupied with a lecture on micro-photography by Mr C.W. Howes, in connection with which illustrating slides were shown by lantern by Mr Pearson Cameron. The lecture was very interesting and instructive and at its conclusion, Mr Howes was accorded a hearty vote of thanks.



Saturday 3rd August 1912  Page 14 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The 10th annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society is advertised to be held from the 21st till the 24th instant. The prize schedule contains classes for photographs and paintings and copies of the schedule may be obtained at the office of the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson W. Cameron), Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street.



Saturday 17th August 1912  Page 15 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Wednesday 21st August 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The 10th annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society will be officially opened by the Hon. J.W. Blair, M.L.A., in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, on Wednesday evening. Entries have been received from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and various parts of Queensland, besides those from local amateurs. A good entry has also been received in the section for paintings. Consequently a very interesting exhibition is anticipated. The price of admittance has been fixed at a very moderate sum, namely, 6d, or 1s for the whole season of the exhibition.



Saturday 17th August 1912  Page 1 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
10th ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Will open in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on WEDNESDAY Next, 21st August, at 7.30pm. Official Ceremony by the Hon. J.W. BLAlR, M.L.A.

Also open THURSDAY and FRIDAY 10am to 10pm, SATURDAY to 1pm.

ADMISSION, 6d. SEASON TICKET, 1s.
PEARSON W. CAMERON, Hon.Secretary.





Thursday 22nd August 1912  Page 6 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

10th ANNUAL EXHIBITION
OPENED BY THE HON. J.W. BLAIR

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's 10th annual exhibition, was opened by the Hon. J.W. Blair M.L.A., in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening. The exhibition is to be continued to-day and to-morrow, when it will be opened between the hours of 10am and 10pm and on Saturday, when it will be open from 10am till 1pm. It is well up to the standard of previous years. The number of exhibits, in the aggregate, may not perhaps, be as great as last year, but any little deficiency, there may be in this respect is more than compensated for by the general improvement in the work shown.

THE OPENING CEREMONY

The show was formally opened by the Hon. J.W. Blair at 8.30pm. The judging had been done in the afternoon, so that everything was in order for the reception of patrons at 8pm. An opportunity was given the visitors before the opening ceremony, to make a brief inspection of the exhibits. The President of the society (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) who was supported by the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson W. Cameron), briefly addressed the gathering and then called upon Mr Blair to open the exhibition. They would agree with him, he said, in the course of his remarks, that the society had not lost prestige by its 10th, show. Perhaps it was not quite so strong in numbers as on some former occasions, but he felt they would agree with him that it was better in quality. Year after year their amateurs by hard work and by trying to benefit by the criticisms of the judges had improved their work and there was no doubt that some of them were able artists. The Hon. J.W. Blair said that that was the third time that he had been honored by a request that he should declare the society's annual exhibition open. He could assure them that it was a very agreeable duty. He had had an opportunity of glancing at the work and he was particularly pleased with it - particularly with the paintings, some of which were very realistic indeed. He agreed with Mr Johnson that, perhaps although the exhibits were not numerically as great as on former occasions the quality of the work was certainly markedly improved. When one thought of the care, the industry and the application that was required from people who simply devoted their time to this as a pastime one naturally thought that congratulations should be offered to them. He confessed himself that it was a great thing for them to see so many at the present day so fond of art, because he thought it tended - he was sure he was voicing the opinion of all present - to bring out the finest qualities that were inherent in them - the noblest, the best, the altruistic. One was astonished when one looked back and thought of the wonderful progress made - of the alchemists seeking to solve the threefold riddle, to discover a universal solvent, to discover the philosopher's stone that would transmute all metals into gold and to discover the elixir that would renew life. It was in seeking to discover one or more of these that it was found that chloride of silver on being exposed to light, left a certain dark discoloration. Then a man, Wedgewood, he thought - discovered a means of utilizing this phenomenon and took photographs. He believed that they were now developing along lines that would lead to the discovery of a means of taking photographs in naturals colors. He believed that success would reward this search. Local attempts, he understood, had been made to solve this problem, with some degree of success. He honestly thought the society was to be congratulated, because it existed to produce and preserve that which appealed to the highest and best that they knew - quietly and unobtrusively. He sometimes thought it was a pity that its exhibitions were not more widely patronized, for they served to discover talent that might otherwise remain hidden, to promote beneficial rivalry and to gratify the eye. He thanked the society for its invitation, wished it success and then declared the show open. At Mr R. Henderson Johnson's instance a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Blair, by applause. Mr R. Henderson Johnson, in the course of some further remarks, expressed a hope that amateur photographers in the city who were not yet connected with the society would join it, for unity was strength. He also referred eulogistically to Mr Pearson W. Cameron, saying that he was the head and sometimes, he thought, the body too, of the society and that so long as he was its Hon.Secretary an annual exhibition was assured. This concluded the formal part of the proceedings. The exhibition remained open till 10pm, the display being viewed by quite a large number of people.



Thursday 22nd August 1912  Page 6 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

With the photographic exhibits, the judge, Mr H. Howarth, of the Kodak Limited proprietary, Brisbane, was well pleased. With one exception, that of interiors, he said, the several classes of work were well represented and the work generally was of a very creditable kind. Several of those to whom first prizes had been awarded, indeed, showed much promise and he predicted for them some excellent work in the future, Mr Howarth very kindly dealt with the several classes in detail, starting with the section restricted to members of the society. The best picture among the landscape's (Mr T.H. Parker's) was a very effective evening subject. That among the landscapes, done on "Eutona" paper by Mr E.A. Horne was well chosen and evidenced tastefulness in workmanship. Miss Irene Cameron's picture in the class restricted to lady members was good. Mr Horne's prize picture in the marine class was a tastefully selected one. In the animal studies, the successful picture, that shown by Mr T.H. Parker, showed evidence of much patience and taste and that which gained the second award, Mr E.A. Horne's, showed taste and gave promise for the future. Mr F. Jackson's flower study was an excellent picture, tastefully arranged and well mounted. The post-cards were good, the winner's (Miss Deacon's) set showing a careful choice of subjects and good finish and the second-prize-winner's (Mr Horne's) being a praiseworthy set, although not quite so good as the winner's. Mr Parker's enlargement showed great promise, the future being lacking only in a few minor details. Mr Horne's picture, showing a moonlight effect, in the miscellaneous section, was a creditable one, exhibiting taste, although it would have been improved by being slightly enlarged. A fine picture of the Barron Falls, by Mr Parker in this class, was disqualified because of its having been taken more than a year ago. Another good picture shown by Mr Parker was on dealing with sunset effects. Going on to the section open to all amateur photographers, Mr Howarth said that the landscape pictures, shown by Mr Sam H. Hodder of Ballarat, were fine ones - excellent as regards selection of subject and good in matters of detail and that those shown by Mr Norman Touler, of New Farm, gave excellent promise. The marine pictures of Mr Karl Lehrke, of Sandringham, were also excellent and were tastefully mounted. The prize in the genre class went to Mr Arthur J. Stockton, whose picture showed more action than the others and displayed excellent workmanship. Mr Hodder, who got the second prize, showed an excellent picture also. The prize portrait, that shown by Mr F.A. Slight, of Adelaide, was tastefully taken and showed good lighting effects. The second picture also exhibited tastefulness in handling. The instantaneous work was good, the prize picture being one shown by Mr W.G. Duncan, of New Farm, a group of children at play. Mr Fred Jackson's (Ipswich), tinted picture was a very neat piece of work. Mr Parker (Ipswich) also deserved credit for his work in the "faked" class. The post-cards were a popular set. Mr Patrick's (Killarney) pictures were good, the subjects being well selected and excellently finished. Mr Horne's pictures, which got second prize were good also. Mr Hodder's enlargement was an admirable picture and Mr T.H. Parker's was very creditable.



Thursday 22nd August 1912  Page 8 - The Brisbane Courier (Ipswich, QLD)

The tenth annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was opened in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms this evening. The Hon. J.W. Blair, M.L.A., performed the opening ceremony in the presence of a fair number of enthusiasts. The prize list was as follows - Open to members only - Landscape half plate and under, T.H. Parker 1, E.A. Horne 2. Landscape on "Eutona" paper, E.A. Horne 1, Colonel W.T. Deacon 2. Landscape open to ladies who had not won a first prize; Miss Irene Cameron 1, Miss G. Deacon 2. Animal picture; H. Parkinson 1, R.C. Harper 2. Animal study; T.H. Parker 1, E.A. Horne 2. Flower study; F. Jackson. Hand camera work, four pictures; E.A. Horne 1, Colonel W.T. Deacon 2. Post cards (six); Miss G. Deacon 1, E.A. Horne 2. Interior; Hugh Parkinson. Enlargement; T.H. Parker 1. Photograph not eligible for other classes; E.A. Horne 1. Open to all amateur photographers - Landscape; Sam H. Hodder (Ballarat) 1, Norman Toulor 2. Marine picture; Karl Lehrke (Sandringham). Genre; Arthur J. Stockton (Melbourne) 1, Sam H. Hodder (Ballarat) 2. Portrait; F.H. Slight (Adelaide) 1, Arthur J. Stockton (Melbourne) 2. Instantaneous work (four pictures); W.G. Duncan (New Farm). Tinted photograph; F. Jackson 1, H. Parkinson 2. Faked photograph; T.H. Parker. Post cards (12); H.C. Patrick (Killarney) 1, F.A. Horne 2. Enlargement; Sam H. Hodder (Ballarat) 1, T.H. Parker 2. Lantern slides (six); G.W. Mewes (Eagle Junction).



Friday 23rd August 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's exhibition, held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's room, Nicholas-street, was open throughout yesterday and last night and attracted a goodly number of visitors. Patrons were delighted and agreeably surprised at the general excellence of the exhibits. In the report of the opening nights proceedings, which appeared in yesterdays issue, it was stated, in error, that Mr H. Parkinson secured first place and Mr R.C. Harper second for marine picture, whereas the prize winners should have been given as Mr E.A. Horne and Mr H. Parkinson. For the most artistic picture among the exhibits, which was decided by ballot, Mr H. Parker was the winner. The loan section of the exhibition, which is greatly appreciated, comprises exhibits by the following:- Enlargements, Kodak Australasia Ltd (a feature of the show) and Mr H.O. Williams; water colors, Dr. Jackes, Miss Ferrier, Mrs R.H. Johnston; oil colors, Mrs Buchan, Miss Jessie Field, Mrs Bottomley; marquetry, Mrs T.H. Campbell. The exhibition will be open to-day from 10am till 10pm and on Saturday till 1pm.



Saturday 24th August 1912  Page 13 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Monday 26th August 1912  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's 10th annual exhibition was continued in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, yesterday. The exhibition was well patronized; the attendance indeed was a record for the day, or almost so. In the evening Mr Pearson W. Cameron screened an interesting series of magic lantern slides. These included the series which gained the first prize at the exhibition and a collection lent by Mr G.W. Mews, of Brisbane. To-day, the concluding day, the exhibition. will be open between 10am and 1pm.



Monday 23rd September 1912  Page 10 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society visited the residence of Colonel W.T. Deacon, C.B., at East Ipswich yesterday afternoon for "Garden Photography". A goodly number of pictures were taken Mr R. Henderson Johnston (president of the society) extended thanks to Colonel and Mrs Deacon for having entertained the society at afternoon tea.



23rd September 1912  Page 516 - Australasian Photo Review

This annual Exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society which has reached its tenth year, was opened by the Hon. J.W. Blair M.L.A., on the 21st August, when it was found that the exhibits were well over the standard of previous years. The judge in the competition was Mr H. Howarth, of Kodak (Australasia) Ltd., Brisbane and the following is the prize list:

Open to members only: LANDSCAPE, half plate and under: T.H. Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. LANDSCAPE on "Eutona" paper (special prize of 10s 6d by Kodak Company): E.A. Horne, 1; Lieut.Colonel W.T. Deacon, 2. LANDSCAPE - open to Ladies who had not won a first prize (10s 6d trophy, presented by Mr W. Pratt): Miss Irene Cameron, 1; Miss Gertie Deacon, 2. MARINE Picture - Hugh Parkinson, 1; R.C. Harper, 2. ANIMAL Study - T.H Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. FLOWER Study (7s 6d trophy, presented by Mr J.W. Brook) - Fred Jackson. HAND CAMERA WORK (four pictures) - E.A. Horne, 1; Lieut.Colonel W.T. Deacon, 2. POSTCARDS (six) - Miss Gertie Deacon, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. INTERIOR - Hugh Parkinson. ENLARGEMENT (prize of 10s 6d, presented by Kodak Limited) - T.H. Parker. PHOTOGRAPH (not eligible for other classes) - E.A. Horne.




Ope to all Amateur Photographers - LANDSCAPE (prize of 10s 6d, presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote) - Sam H. Hodder, 1; Norman Toulen, 2. MARINE picture - Karl Lehrke. GENRE - Arthur J. Stockton, 1; Sam H. Hodder, 2. POSTCARD - F.H. Slight, 1; Arthur J. Stockton, 2. INSTANTANEOUS work - W.G. Duncan. TINTED Photograph - Fred Jackson, 1; Hugh Parkinson, 2. FAKED Photograph - T.H. Parker. POSTCARDS - H.C. Patrick, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. ENLARGEMENTS - Sam H. Hodder, 1; T.H. Parker, 2. LANTERN SLIDES - G.W. Mews.

Included in the exhibition was a series of enlargements on Austral paper from negatives made on Austral Standard Plates and these were much appreciated by the many visitors.



HON. JAMES WILLIAM BLAIR M.L.A.




Friday 27th September 1912  Page 9 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

The Queensland Photographic Society entertained a number ot friends and visitors from the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society on the motor launch Corinth at the opening of the sailing season in the Hamilton Reach on Saturday afternoon. Afternoon tea was served and the outing was very enjoyable. The party included Messrs. A.R. MLeod (vice president), W.T. Voller, Pleace, Leslie, Parker, Horne, Mr and Mrs E. Colclough, Mr and Mrs H. Kerr, Mr and Mrs J. Goddard Mr and Mrs Duncan, Mr and Mrs Redmond, Mr and Mrs Hanby, Mr and Mrs G.H. Garner, Mr and Miss Mewes, Mrs and Miss Rheinhold, Mrs Murray, Misses Irene Edwards, Hanby and Illidge.



Saturday 19th October 1912  Page 10 - The Telegraph (Brisbane, QLD)

Mr A.R. M'Leod presided at a fairly well attended meeting of the Queensland Photographic Society in their rooms, Elizabeth street, on Thursday evening last. Mr Colclough read a paper on artistic photography, in which amateurs, when out for a ramble with their cameras, were advised not to snap at every thing, but to look carefully round the subject, study it from several points of view and select the best. The camera man who does not exercise restraint and caution in the selection of his views only earns dividends for the plate makers and makes no progress towards artistic work. An interesting chat followed. Arrangements are being made for an outing to Moggill Creek on Saturday afternoon, 23rd November next and the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society have been invited to co-operate. A vote of thanks to Mr Colclough for his paper terminated the meeting.



Tuesday 22nd October 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society had a field-day at Mr F. Jackson's residence, Briggs's-road, on Saturday afternoon, whither the members had been invited by Mr Jackson. There was a good attendance of members (among others present being the president, Mr R. Henderson Johnston) and a pleasant and profitable afternoon was spent in photographing flowers, the subject on the syllabus for the afternoon. Mr Jackson had a fine collection of blooms set out, including some choice ones from Mr Marsh's nursery and he also entertained the members, before their departure, at afternoon tea.



Wednesday 27th November 1912  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The president, Hon.Secretary and several other members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society met last night for the purpose of "opening" a very fine enlarging camera which the society specially imported from England. One of the members, Mr Horne, displayed a very successful enlargement of a fine photograph he had taken of a mail-train passing through Ipswich, while Mr Parker showed that he also had made an excellent "job" of the enlargement of a scenic photograph. The members were very enthusiastic over the virtues of their new acquisition and a pleasant evening was spent in discussing camera lore.



Wednesday 12th February 1913  Page 6 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society
ANNUAL MEETING
Mr R. HENDERSON JOHNSTON RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. The President (Mr R. Henderson Johnston) presided and there were present Cr. Pearson W. Cameron (secretary), Miss Gertie Deacon and Messrs. E.A. Horne, H.O. Williams, C. Harper and T.H. Parker.

NEW MEMBER - On the motion of the President, Mr R.A. Savage was elected a member.

ANNUAL REPORT

The Hon.Secretary presented his annual report and balance sheet. The report read : "I have much pleasure in congratulating members on the work achieved during the past 12 months; from a photographic point of view particularly it has been good. "Two years ago it was considered it would help members very much if the society purchased for the use of members various machines which it is practically impossible to procure individually. With this end in view, a start was made to put special funds together. Such was the success that during the year just closed an enlarging lantern was landed at a cost of over £20 and it has so far been much appreciated. If this system can be continued for a few years members should be in a position to do good work. "The 10th annual exhibition was held in August last and proved a success, many interesting photographs being exhibited from the Southern States and various parts of Queensland. Our members were pleased to receive these exhibits and glad to see them win where they were deserving of the awards. "Much interest has been taken, during the year, in the monthly meetings and field-days. The papers read at the former and the discussions thereon, have been very instructive; the latter were very pleasant and much was learned about various styles of photography. Field-day competitions were held as before, but divided into two sections, one for ladies and one for gentleman; they were won by Miss Irene Cameron and Mr E.A. Borne respectively. "Much of the success of the society has been due to the personality of the president, Mr R. Henderson Johnston, who has taken a keen interest in all the society's operations. "I would wish, in conclusion, to impress on members the necessity for a continued live interest in the society, as with that a good year is in front of us". The balance-sheet disclosed a satisfactory financial position. The balance in hand at the beginning of the year was £25 18s, the income, which included £13 2s in donations, amounted to £32 8s 9d; the expenditure, which included £10 6s paid in prize money in connection with the annual exhibition and £20 18s expended in purchasing new plant (an enlarging lantern and dishes), totaled £42 17s 11d ; and the balance in hand at the end of the year was £15 8s 11d. The report and balance-sheet were adopted. Incidentally, the President mentioned that the society possessed equipment to the value of £50. At the instance of the Hon.Secretary, a vote of thanks was accorded the Kodak Company for supplying the Society with photographic literature.

PRESIDENTS SPEECH

The President, in his retiring speech, said that the year just past had been a "magnificent" one from the society's point of view. The show or annual exhibition was a success; the attendance at it was larger and the exhibits better than ever before and the exhibits of the society's own members compared favorably with those from the south. He thanked the members and particularly the Hon.Secretary, for the way they had "backed up" the society and supported him.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston. Vice-presidents, Mr T.H. Parker and Miss Irene Cameron. Librarian, Mr C. Harper. Committee, Misses Bottomley and Gertie Deacon and Mr Horne. Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley. Selection committee, Misses Gertie Deacon and Cameron and Mr H.T. Parker. Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson W. Cameron.

ANNUAL SHOW

August 21, 22 and 23 were fixed as the dates of this year's annual exhibition and committees were appointed to revise the prize schedule and canvass for donations. The remainder of the meeting was given to the drawing up of a syllabus for the year and interesting program being arranged.



Monday 17th March 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Saturday afternoon last was what is known by the members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society as "field-day", the day on which they 1make an excursion to some spot where views may be obtained. The outing fixed for Saturday was a run up the Brisbane River in the fine new motor boat owned by Mr Frank Williams. A party of 25 with 14 cameras proceeded to Riverview by train and there "transhipped" to the motor-boat which was in waiting at the foot of the road leading from the station to the river. When all were comfortably seated the president of the society (Mr R.H. Johnston) indicated that the party was ready to proceed and very soon the vessel was gliding gracefully along the placid waters of the stream. The final "port of call" was Ugly Gully. En route some splendid pictures were obtained. At one time some of the most modern and "fastest" cameras were directed on the boat as she steamed at full speed in the center of the river and a good deal of interest will attach to the development of these plates. On the return journey a landing was effected at a suitable spot where afternoon tea was served by the ladies. The party came on to Ipswich in the motor, reaching the city about 8pm. The outing was one of the most pleasant of the many which, have been conducted under, the auspices of the organization.



22nd April 1913  Page 211 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The annual meeting of the above society was held on Tuesday 11th February. The following were elected office-bearers for 1913:

President, Mr. R. Henderson Johnston; vice-presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr. T.H. Parker; librarian, Mr. C. Harper; committee, Misses Bottomley and Deacon and Mr. Horne; press correspondent, Miss Bottomley; selection committee, Misses Deacon and Cameron and Mr. T.H. Parker; Hon.Secretary and Hon. Treasurer, Mr. P.W. Cameron.

The report and balance-sheet, which were read and adopted, showed that the society had progressed favorably. It was decided to hold the annual show on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. The new syllabus for the year’s work was drawn up and the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman.




Wednesday 30th April 1913  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Mr R. Henderson Johnson (President), presided over a good attendance of members at the monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, last night. The prize schedule for the society's annual exhibition in August was completed. Pictures taken on the society's two last field days were judged, the result being: March field day - river trip - ladies, Miss G. Deacon; gentlemen, Mr E.A. Horne, 1; Mr R.J. Savage, 2 and Mr R. Henderson Johnston, 3. April field day - Henley on the Brisbane - gentlemen, Mr E.A. Horne, 1; Mr R.J. Savage, 2. The chief business of the evening was a demonstration of lantern slide making by Mr H.O. Williams, formerly a member of the society. For great convenience the meeting adjourned to Mr William's Studio. Mr Williams went into his subject thoroughly and gave those of his auditors who were unacquainted with the work a clear insight into the lantern slide making process. The President, at the end of the lecture, thanked Mr Williams for the profitable and interesting evening he had provided members.



22nd May 1913  Page 257 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A general meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 29th April. The prize schedule for the exhibition was completed. The field day awards are: River trip, 15th March, F. Horne, 1st; E. Savage, 2nd; R.H. Johnston, 3rd. Ladies, Miss G. Deacon, 1st. Henley-on-Brisbane, 12th April, F. Horne, 1st; E. Savage, 2nd. The special business of the evening was conducted by Mr. H.O. Williams, who demonstrated “Lantern-slide making" in a very able manner. An instructive and interesting evening was spent and Mr. Williams was warmly thanked. The field day for April was “Henley-on-the-Brisbane”, but only a few members were able to travel to Brisbane and they had a very pleasant afternoon.



Wednesday 28th May 1913  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening. Mr R. Henderson Johnston presided and there was a representative gathering of members. The monthly competition award was as follows: First prize, Mr E.A. Horne; second, Mr R. Henderson Johnston; third, Mr R.F. Savage. Mr H. Howarth read an interesting paper on "Composition of a Picture", making special reference to landscape work. Some interesting pictures were shown, illustrating his remarks and at the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr Howarth.



21st June 1913  Page 332 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 27th May.

The field day was held on Saturday 17th May. The society visited the local railway workshops. There were a number of pictures of machinery and some good work was displayed. The outing proved to be most successful. The results were: First: F. Horne; second, E. Savage; third, R.H. Johnston.

The special business of the evening was a lecturette, “The Composition of a Picture” by Mr. Howarth, of Kodak (Australasia) Ltd., Brisbane. The lecturette proved most interesting and instructive and many valuable hints were given to amateurs.




Wednesday 25th June 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The usual monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last evening. Mr R. Henderson Johnston, president, occupied the chair and matters in connection with the forthcoming August exhibition were dealt with, judges and stewards being appointed. It was decided to ask the Hon. J.W. Blair (Minister for Public Instruction) to perform the opening ceremony. Accounts amounting to £2 10s 6d were passed for payment. The special business of the evening was flashlight photography and several pictures were taken in the room by this means.



Thursday 14th August 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Entries for the 11th annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society closed yesterday evening. In most of the competitions the entries have been good and the prospects for a successful display are excellent. Local exhibits will be augmented by some from as far south as Auckland (New Zealand), Ballarat and Adelaide. The exhibition will extend from Wednesday till Saturday of next week.



Saturday 16th August 1913  Page 15 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Wednesday 20th August 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Tonight the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's 11th annual exhibition will be opened by the Minister for Public Instruction (the Hon. J.W Blair), at 8pm. The exhibition, which is to be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms (upstairs) is open to the public, at 7.30pm, on presentation of subscribers tickets or the payment of a small entrance fee. It will be an interesting and instructive art exhibition. Prizes are to be awarded for 34 different classes of work, divided into three sections and competitive exhibits have been received from all parts of Australasia and New Zealand. An invitation is accorded to all interested in art-work to visit the show, which will remain open on Thursday and Friday all day and on Saturday until 1pm. During Thursday and Friday evenings there will be an exhibition of lantern slides with the society's lantern.


HON. JAMES WILLIAM BLAIR M.L.A.




Thursday 21st August 1913  Page 2 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Thursday 21st August 1913  Page 3 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

ANNUAL EXHIBITION
OPENED BY THE MAYOR LAST NIGHT
LIST OF THE PRIZE-WINNERS

In Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night, the Mayor (Ald. R. Battye) declared open the 11th annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society. The Minister for Public Instruction (the Hon. J.W. Blair, M.L.A.) was to have performed the ceremony, but he was detained in Brisbane by his Parliamentary duties and was unable to do so. The Mayor expressed thanks for the honor done him by the society in having called upon him to open the exhibition. He spoke appreciably of the society's work in encouraging the artistic among the citizens in so far as it applied to photography and complimented it on having such a fine display of pictures for its exhibition, including ones from so far away as New Zealand and Victoria. He declared the exhibition open, wishing it every success. At the instance of Mr J.H. Barkell, supported by Mr T.H. Parker, a vote of thanks was accorded the Mayor for his kindness in opening the exhibition. The displays made this year compares very favorably with the displays of previous years. The photographic work generally is good, the local work comparing creditably with that from abroad. Running through the photographic sections in their order yesterday afternoon, the judge, Mr H. Howarth (of Kodak Limited, Brisbane) commented on the successful pictures. Taking the classes open to amateur photographers who are members of the society, he said Mr Parker's landscape showed great taste in choice of subject and general finish. The landscapes this year, he remarked incidentally, were poor. Mr Parker's special landscape a bush scene in sepia effect - showed good detail and technique and good general finish. Miss Irene Cameron's landscape in the class open to lady members only was a fine subject and the only picture in the class which really represented landscape. Mr R. Henderson Johnston's marine picture - a Tweed Heads scene - showed fine taste in selection. The animal studies were poor; the flower studies were poor numerically and their quality was so inferior that he had not awarded a prize. Mr R. Henderson Johnston's portrait showed taste. Mr E.A. Horne's hand-camera pictures were a very fine set - nicely printed. The same exhibitor's interiors (views taken in the Ipswich railway workshops) were good. Mr R. Henderson Johnston's enlargement was very good, technical data having been very carefully attended to. In the open classes Mr E.A. Horne's seascape showed a fine sepia cloud effect. Mr T.H. Ashe (Auckland) showed a fine genre study, "The Farmer's Wife". The faked work was very poor. There were only two entries and neither was worthy of the prize. In the post-card class, Mr W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, showed a fine set of glazed pictures. With regard to the enlargements, Mr Howarth expressed regret at having to disqualify Mr T.H. Parker's entry on account of its not conforming to conditions as to size. Otherwise, it was the best picture. Mr H.J. King's (Launceston, Tasmania) set of lantern-slides were a fine collection - amateurs would do well to try to obtain some of the effects shown by Mr King's exhibit. Mr S.H. Hodder's (Ballarat) landscape and Mr W.J. M'Neill's (Alberton) portrait were excellent. The exhibits in the "opens to all amateur painters" section are not numerous, but some fine "loan" pictures are on view. Mr R. Robertson, of the Ipswich Boys Grammar School, judged the paintings and drawings. Messrs. W.C.P. Lord and H.O. Williams acted as stewards for the photographic sections and Mrs R. Henderson Johnson and Miss Edna Cribb as stewards for the paintings and drawings section. On Mr Pearson W. Cameron (the society's Hon.Secretary) fell the brunt of the work; to him, indeed, the greater part of the credit for the exhibition is due. The exhibition will be open to-day and to-morrow from 10am till 10pm and on Saturday from 10am till 1pm. This evening the competitive and other lantern slides will be screened.

PRIZE-LIST

(Open to amateur photographers being members of the society.) Landscape, T.H. Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. Landscape, on any Austral or Kodak paper (prize 10s 6d, presented by Kodak, Australasia, Limited), T.H. Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. Landscape, open to lady members only (prize 10s 6d, donated by Mr W. Pratt), Miss Irene Cameron, 1; Miss E.G. Deacon, 2. Marine picture. E.A. Horne, 1; R. Henderson Johnston, 2. Animal Study, E.A. Horne, 1; R. Henderson Johnston, 2. Portraits, R. Henderson Johnston, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. Hand camera-work, E.A. Horne, 1; W.T. Deacon, 2. Postcards, E.A. Horne, 1; Miss E.G. Deacon, 2. Interior, E.A. Horne, 1; H.T. Deacon, 2. Enlargement (prize 10s 6d, presented by Kodak, Australasia, Limited), R. Henderson Johnston, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. Photograph not eligible to compete in previous classes, J.H. Barkell, 1; E.A. Horne, 2. Photograph, open to member who has not won a first prize (prize 10s, presented by Mrs Harold J. Foote), R. Henderson Johnston. 1; R.J. Savage, 2. Lantern-slides (prize 10s 6d, presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote), E.A. Horne. OPEN TO ALL AMATEURS - Landscape (prize, 10s 6d presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote) S.H. Hodder, Ballarat, 1 ; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2. Marine picture - E.A. Horne, Ipswich, 1; Miss S.E. Cameron, Ipswich, 2. Genre - T.H. Ashe, Auckland, 1; G.H. Hutson, Ballarat, 2. Portrait - W.J. M'Neill, Alberton, 1; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2. Instantaneous work - E.A. Horne. Ipswich, 1; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2. Tinted photograph - T.H. Ashe, Auckland, 1; R. Henderson Johnston, Ipswich, 2. Post-Card - W.G. Duncan, 1; T.H. Parker, 2. Enlargement - E.A. Horne, 1; J.H. Barkell, Ipswich, 2. Lantern slides - H.J. King, Launceston, 1; C.A. Senior, Onehunga, New Zealand, 2.



Friday 22nd August 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was continued at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's roomy, Nicholas-street, last evening. The visitors displayed great interest in the various exhibits, which were an education to those, who follow up this branch of art. During the evening the lantern-slides included in the competition were screened and much interest was evinced in them. Beautiful views of Tasmania were exhibited by Mr H.J. King; whilst local views by Mr C.A. Senior were shown. In the "loan" section are some very fine pictures. Mrs Sydney May and Mr T. Cross each show several good pictures, Mrs May in oil colors and Mr Cross in both water and oil colors. Mrs J.C. Jones also shows several interesting studies in oils. From the pen of Mr R. Robertson are several sets of drawings of the style made so popular by Phil May. Kodak Australasia Limited, is represented by a fine series of enlargements, a study of which ought to benefit local amateur followers of the photographic art. The exhibition will be continued to-day and up to 1pm to-morrow.



Saturday 23rd August 1913  Page 13 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's exhibition in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, was well patronized yesterday. The very fine collections of photographic work by local amateurs and amateurs as far away as Auckland and Launceston and of paintings, came in for general admiration. The final period of the exhibition will be from 10am to 1pm to-day.



22nd September 1913  Page 499 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The following is the prize list of the eleventh annual exhibition, recently held: (Open to amateur photographers, being members of the society).

Landscape: T.H. Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2.
Landscape: on any Austral or Kodak paper: prize presented by Kodak (Australasia) Limited: T.H. Parker, 1; E.A. Horne, 2.
Landscape: open to lady members only: Miss L Cameron, 1 ; Miss E.G. Deacon, 2.
Marine picture: E.A. Horne, 1; R.H. Johnston, 2.
Animal study: E.A. Horne, 1; R.H. Johnston, 2.
Portraits: R.H. Johnston, 1; E.A. Horne, 2.
Hand-camera work: E.A. Horne, 1; W.T. Deacon, 2.
Postcards: E.A. Horne, 1 ; Miss E.G. Deacon, 2.
Interior: E.A Horne, 1; W.T. Deacon, 2.
Enlargement: prize presented by Kodak (Australasia) Limited: R.H. Johnston, 1; E.A. Horne, 2.
Photograph not eligible to compete in previous classes: J.H. Barkell, 1; E.A. Horne, 2.
Photograph, open to members who had not won a first prize: prize presented by Mrs. H.J. Foote: R.H. Johnston, 1; R.J. Savage, 2.
Lantern slides: prize presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote: E. A. Horne.

OPEN TO ALL AMATEURS
Landscape: prize presented by Messrs. Cribb and Foote: S.H. Hodder, Ballarat, 1; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2.
Marine picture: E.A. Horne, Ipswich, 1; Miss S.E. Cameron, Ipswich, 2.
Genre: T.H. Ashe, Auckland, 1; G.H. Hutson, Ballarat, 2.
Portrait: W.J. M'Neill, Alberton, 1; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2.
Instantaneous work: E.A. Horne, Ipswich, 1; W.G. Duncan, Indooroopilly, 2.
Tinted photograph: T.H. Ashe, Auckland, 1; R.H. Johnston, Ipswich, 2.
Postcards: W.G. Duncan, 1; T.H. Parker, 2.
Enlargement: E.A. Horne, 1; J.H. Barkell, Ipswich, 2.
Lantern slides: H.J. King, Launceston, 1; C. A. Senior, Onehunga, New Zealand, 2.
Miscellaneous, Collection of Postcards: Miss Cadogan, 1; Miss Parker, 2.




Monday 20th October 1913  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

"Flower Studies" was the subject for the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society's "field day" on Saturday. Members gathered at Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms and there devoted the afternoon to the fascinating branch of their hobby. A fine supply of flowers was on hand, thanks to the interest of the members themselves.



Saturday 14th February 1914  Page 1 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society

The annual general meeting of the above Society will be held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on Tuesday next, the 17th February, at 7.30pm.

PEARSON W. CAMERON, Hon. Hon.Secretary.




Wednesday 18th February 1914  Page 2 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

ANNUAL MEETING
MR R. HENDERSON JOHNSTON PRESIDENT

The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street, last night. Mr R. Henderson Johnston (President) presided.

ANNUAL REPORT

Cr. Pearson W. Cameron (the Hon.Secretary) presented the annual report and balance-sheet. The report recorded a successful year. Speaking generally, the interest of members had been well maintained, although some of the monthly meetings and field-days had been poorly attended, mainly as a result of other engagements. In August last the 11th annual exhibition of the society was held and proved to be very successful, interesting and instructive. Work from all parts of the Commonwealth and New Zealand was received for competition. The visiting work was mostly of a high order of merit and in many cases won the awards. The work of the society's own members mainly was of a higher standard than the previous year's work and held its own with the visiting work in many cases. The financial success of the exhibition was in the main due to the kindness of the society's friends, who contributed generously to the prize fund. To these kind friends the society accorded its thanks. The enlarging lantern, purchased in 1912 for the use of members, had proved of great assistance, but a still greater use of it would he more pleasing to the committee. It was anticipated that other machines would be purchased for members this year. The balance-sheet showed a credit balance on the year's working of £12. The report and balance-sheet were adopted.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston ; vice-presidents, Mr W.C.P. Lord and Mrs Harold Foote; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Cr. Pearson W. Cameron; Librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; committee, Miss E.G. Deacon and Messrs. E.A. Horne and R. Savage; auditors. Messrs. T.H. Parker and A.E. Roberts jun.; Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley; album selection committee, Miss Deacon, the President and Mr T.H. Parker.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

August 19th, 20th and 21st (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) were fixed as the dates of the annual exhibition.

SYLLABUS

The following syllabus was drawn up for the year: Field days - 21st instant, Queen's Park, Ipswich; March 21, Indooroopilly; April 18, sailing, Brisbane; May 16, animals, "Coolibah; June 20, Railway workshops, North Ipswich; July 18, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church; August 15, nil; September 19, trains in motion; October 17, Kholo; November 21, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane. MONTHLY MEETINGS - 24th instant, Revising prize schedule; March 31, magazine clippings, Miss Lydia Bottomley; April 28, toning, Mr H. Howarth; May 26, enlarging, Mr T.H. Parker; June 30, lecture, Mr W. Mobsley; July 28, flashlights; August 25, paper, Mr R.F. Savage; September 29, lecture, Mr J.H. Barkell; October 27, paper, Mr A.E. Roberts jun.; November 24, members lantern slides.

VOTES OF THANKS - Votes of thanks were accorded Messrs. Harrington's Limited and Kodak Limited, for supplying their photographic journals. This concluded the meeting.



23rd March 1914  Page 148 - The Australasian Photographic Review

IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The annual general meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 17th February, Mr. R. Henderson Johnston presiding. Four new active members were admitted and should prove enthusiasts.

The annual report and financial statement were read by Mr. P.W. Cameron (Hon.Secretary and Hon. Treasurer) and were received and adopted.

The following office-bearers have been elected for 1914: President, R. Henderson Johnston (re-elected); vice-president, Mrs. H.J. Foote and Mr. W.C.P. Lord; Hon. Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Mr. P.W. Cameron (re elected); librarian, Mr. T.H. Parker; committee: Miss E.G. Deacon, Mr. E.A. Horne (re-elected), and Mr. R.F. Savage; press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley (re elected); auditors, Messrs. A.E. Roberts junr., and T.H. Parker (re-elected); selection committee for album: Miss E.G. Deacon and Mr. R. Henderson Johnston.

The 12th Annual Exhibition will be held on the 19th, 20th and 21st August, 1914. Field days and special business meetings for the year were arranged.

A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Messrs. Kodak (Australasia) Ltd. for their great kindness in supplying magazines for our library. Members were asked to compete at the forthcoming show of the Queensland Agricultural and Pastoral Society.

A general meeting was held on 24th February.

Mr. Howarth, having consented to demonstrate on toning at the April meeting, it was decided to ask him to take as his subject, “Bromide Toning”.

The Field-day for 21st March will be at Indooroopilly.

A meeting will be held on 31st March, the special business to be a paper, “Magazine Clippings” by Miss Lydia Bottomley.

The Queen’s Park was the chosen spot for the monthly Field-day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, on Saturday 21st February, when many members took advantage of the ideal light. The park is a pretty place on the slope of Limestone Hill and abounds with gardens and hot and bush houses. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent, finishing with afternoon tea, supplied by the Bowling Green’s hostesses, which was very warmly appreciated.




Wednesday 25th March 1914  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly field-day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held last Saturday afternoon, when a number of members traveled to Indooroopilly for the purpose of taking photographs in accordance with their program. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent and many interesting pictures were secured. These will be judged at the April meeting. There was no meeting of the society last evening.



Saturday 25th April 1914  Page 1 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society  A LECTURE on "color Photography" will be delivered by Mr W. VAN DER VELDEN in Hughes and Cameron's Rooms on WEDNESDAY next, at 8pm. All interested are invited to attend. PEARSON W. CAMERON, Hon.Secretary.



Wednesday 29th April 1914  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Lecture - Of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society on "colored Photography" by Mr W. Vandervenden, in Hughes and Cameron's rooms.



Thursday 30th April 1914  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)
Thursday 30th April 1914  Page 3 - The Brisbane Courier (QLD)

COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
LECTURE BEFORE THE  IPSWICH AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Mr W. Van der Velden, representing Kodak (Australasia), Limited, delivered an interesting lecture under the auspices of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's Rooms, Nicholas-street, last night, on the subject of "Color Photography". The interest the subject evoked was manifested by the big attendance and the attention with which Mr Van der Velden's explanations and demonstrations were followed. Mr R. Henderson Johnston (president) presided and Cr. Pearson W. Cameron (secretary) and Mr A.E. Roberts jun., assisted Mr Van der Velden, who had with him Mr H. Howarth, of the Brisbane branch of his firm Kodak Limited, Mr Van der Velden said, had always stood for photographic progress and thus it was only in the natural order of things that the firm should bring under the notice of photographers in general, in a practical way, the latest advances in photography.

Principal among these was the photographing of colored objects so as to render them absolutely faithfully in the monochrome and, perhaps in the more striking, though yet less practical branch of photographing objects in the actual colors of nature. To illustrate the difference between the ordinary photograph and that taken with a pan-chromatic plate (which was the latest production of the scientists who stood behind the manufacturer), he showed a striking example of what he termed "color correct photography" in an ordinary landscape with clouds in the sky. The ordinary photograph rendered the sky as an almost cloudless expanse, while the pan-chromatic plate used with a screen lens brought out every detail of cloud formation in a striking way. The thinb, Mr Van der Velder emphasized, was not merely a fad: it was of commercial importance and it was especially valuable for catalog illustration work, as it brought out detail and gave a truer rendering. This development of color photography was largely due to the work of Dr C. Kenneth Mees, whose researches in this class of work had earned him a world-wide reputation.

Besides the monochrome work, of which he showed some very convincing samples. Mr Van der Velden submitted some transparencies as examples of the direct color photography. Anyone who was acquainted with the ordinary photographic procedure could get immediately successful results. A special yellow screen was used behind the lens and the plate was developed practically in the ordinary way. This plate might be printed from, but in Australia this had not proved a great success, in that the colors lost their vividness. But there was a firm in London who undertook printing from these plates and this showed that in England, at any rate, natural color photography was a commercial success.

For printing a special paper was used. It consisted of a film of gelatine, which was impregnated with three primary color dyes, which, in combination, gave a printing paper perfectly black. During the printing, which was done from the "color positive", this plate gave up one or some of its colors through the bleaching action of the light coming through the positive, leaving an exact replica in color of the original. There was a certain dullness in the result, but the progress during the last two years in the preparation of the paper had advanced so much that it was reasonable to suppose that perfection could be arrived at in a very short space of time.




Monday 18th May 1914  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly field day of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on Saturday at "Caborlah", Mrs C.C. Cameron's residence. The attendance of members was small, the inclement weather no doubt being responsible. The study for the day was "animals". Several photographs of various animals were secured by members.



Wednesday 27th May 1914  Page 5 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in the rooms of the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron) last evening. There was a moderate attendance of members. During the evening Mr H. Parker gave demonstrations with negatives, turning out some very fine pictures.



Thursday 27th August 1914  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in the rooms of the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron), last evening. There was a goodly gathering of members. The President (Mr R.H. Johnston), was unable to be present through illness. The evening was devoted to flashlight picture work, different members of the society acting as subjects.



Wednesday 28th October 1914  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

At a meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in Hughes and Cameron's room, Nicholas-street, last evening, it was decided that, in view of the present war it would be inexpedient to hold the society's annual show this year.



Tuesday 20th June 1916  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

A meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms last night. It was decided to form a "Y.M.C.A. Snapshots from Home League". A committee was formed with Mr R. Henderson Johnston as chairman and Mr Pearson W. Cameron as Hon.Secretary. The object of this league is to enable the soldiers at the front to receive pictures connected with their home life. The members of the league are to be supplied with membership cards from the Brisbane headquarters and it is anticipated that there will be a good general response to the suggestions made by Mr B. Purcell, Queensland general organizer of the league, who recently visited Ipswich.



Thursday 15th August 1918  Page 3 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH NEWS of 25 YEARS AGO

A meeting of the Ipswich and West Moreton Amateur Photographic Society, held in Messrs. Lale and Co.'s rooms, Brisbane-street, on Thursday, was well attended, Mr Bostock presided. It was decided to show the world-famed "Boston Lantern Slides" in the School of Arts at an early date.



Friday 13th September 1918  Page 3 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH NEWS of 25 YEARS AGO

The first of a series of limelight exhibitions was given in the School of Arts last Thursday evening, under the auspices of the Ipswich and West Moreton Amateur Photographic Society. There were about 200 persons present. The lantern was operated by Mr W.J. M'Culloch, assisted by Mr W. Raymond. Mr Enoch Bostock, vice-president of the Society, gave the connective readings, explaining the respective views as they appeared on the screen.



Saturday 12th October 1918  Page 8 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

IPSWICH NEWS of 25 YEARS AGO

The monthly meeting of the Ipswich and West Moreton Amateur Photographic Society was held last night. A demonstration on enlarging, by Mr E. Bostock, formed the chief business.



Friday 28th November 1924  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

No doubt many people will remember the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, which was popular several years ago. When the war broke out, however, the majority of the members took up war work and the price of chemicals and materials soared. The society, accordingly went into recess. Last Tuesday night, however, a number of old members and new enthusiasts assembled in the Corona Cafe to discuss the advisableness of forming up again. They unanimously decided to continue in the name of the old society. Mr Harry Williams was elected temporary president and Mr Spencer Goleby Hon.Secretary, a position once held by the late Mr Pearson W. Cameron. Arrangements were made for a general meeting of members.



Saturday 6th December 1924  Page 8 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

Last week a movement was set on foot to form an Amateur Photographic Society in Ipswich and a meeting was to have been held last night to further the proposal. Unfortunately, owing to sickness and other causes, there was not a sufficient attendance to enable the meeting to be held. However, it is hoped to call another meeting at a later date.



Wednesday 10th December 1924  Page 6 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

At a meeting of the "QUEENSLAND PASTORAL and AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY", held last night, the Hon.Secretary (Mr H.W. Watson) intimated that a photograph had been received from Mrs Pearson Cameron of her late husband, who was for more than 30 years associated with the horse section at the Ipswich Show. The late Mr Cameron held office as president and later was Hon.Secretary of the society.



Saturday 24th July 1926  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 27th July 1901

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - A meeting of the newly-formed Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 26th July. Mr J.H. Barkell presided. The election of officers resulted as follows - President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Vice-Presidents, Mr J.H. Barkell and Miss Hunt; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr T.W. Hancock and committee, Messrs. John Wilson, J.H. Barkell, R.H. Ingram and H.L. Bennett.



Saturday 22nd January 1927  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 23rd January 1902

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - The first annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 20th January, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron in the chair. The following office bearers were elected: President, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. R. Henderson-Johnston and J.H. Barkell; Hon.Secretary, Mr T.W. Hancock; Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram. Mr J. Wilson was elected to the committee.



Saturday 18th February 1928  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 17th February 1903

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - An announcement stated that an exhibition of photographs would be staged by the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, of which Mr C.E. Greenham was the Hon.Secretary.



Saturday 2nd February 1929  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 1st February 1904

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron presided at the annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held on 26th January. Mr C.E. Greenham, submiting the report, stated that society had made good progress during the year. It had been in existence for two and a half years. Mr R.H. Ingram, Hon.Treasurer, reported a credit of £6/12/6. The following officers were elected - President, Mr J.H. Barkell; Vice-Presidents, Messrs. R.H. Johnston, R.H. Ingram; Hon.Secretary and Librarian, Mr C.E. Greenham; Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram; committee, Messrs. H.O. Williams, H. Parkinson and E. Ham.



Saturday 27th January 1934  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 30th January 1909

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - At the annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, held in the office of the Hon.Secretary (Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron) on January 26, the following officers were elected - President, Mr R.H. Johnston; Vice-Presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; Hon.Treasurer and Hon.Secretary, Cr. Pearson Welsby Cameron; librarian, Mr H. Parker; committee, Miss Irene Cameron and Messrs B. Roberts and P. Jackson; auditor, Mr H. Parker and Press correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley.



Saturday 6th February 1937  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 6th February 1912

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms on January 30. There were present: Messrs. R. Henderson Johnston (President), C. Harper, A.E. Roberts Jun., T.H. Parker, F. Jackson, and Misses E. Ward, I. Cameron and Lydia Bottomley. The election of officers resulted - President, Mr R. Henderson Johnston: Vice-Presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr J.H. Barkell; Librarian, Mr T.H. Parker; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron; Committee, Messrs. C. Harper and F. Jackson and Miss Lydia Bottomley; auditor, Mr R. Barker; Press Correspondent, Miss Lydia Bottomley. It was decided to hold the 10th annual exhibition on June 19, 20, 21 and 22, 1912.



Saturday 28th August 1937  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 28th August 1912

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - The annual exhibition of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 21st August and was opened by the Hon. J. W. Blair M.L.A., in Messrs. Hughes and Cameron's rooms, Nicholas-street. After the opening ceremony. Mr Henderson Johnstone (President) and Mr Pearson W. Cameron (Secretary) moved a vote of thanks to Mr Blair. The show was very successful and some wonderful exhibits were displayed. Mr H. Howarth, of Kodak Limited, Brlsbane, was the judge and said the exhibits were very good.



Saturday 19th February 1938  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 18th February 1918

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - The annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society was held on 11th February, when Mr R. Henderson Johnstone presided. The annual report was read by the Hon.Secretary (Mr Pearson W. Cameron). The balance sheet revealed a credit balance of £25/18/-, which was considered very satisfactory; £20/18/- was spent during the year in the purchase of an enlarging plant. The election of officers resulted: President, Mr Henderson Johnstone; Vice-Presidents, Miss Irene Cameron and Mr T.H. Parker; Librarian, Mr C. Harper; Committee, Messrs. Deacon and Horne and Miss Lydia Bottomley; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Treasurer, Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron.



Saturday 21st June 1941  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

25 YEARS AGO
Week ended 20th June 1916

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCETY - At a meeting of members of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society it was decided to form a Y.M.C.A. "Snapshots from Home" League. A committee was formed with Mr R.H. Johnston as Chairman and Mr Pearson Welsby Cameron as Hon.Secretary. The object of the league was to enable soldiers at the front to receive pictures connected with their home life.



Saturday 21st February 1953  Page 9 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

50 YEARS AGO
Week ended 21st February 1903

Photographic Society - An announcement stated that an exhibition of photographs would be staged by the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society, of which Mr C.E. Greenham was the Hon.Secretary.



Saturday 6th February 1954  Page 4 - Queensland Times (Ipswich, QLD)

50 YEARS AGO
Week ended 7th February 1904

Photographic Society - Officers elected at the annual meeting of the Ipswich Amateur Photographic Society were - President, Mr J.H. Barkell: Vice-Presidents, Messrs. R.H. Johnston and R.H. Ingram; Hon.Secretary and Hon.Librarian, Mr C.E. Greenham: Hon.Treasurer, Mr R.H. Ingram.