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Taking the children: Some reflections at a distance on the camera and Dr Barnardo

McHoul, A. (1991) Taking the children: Some reflections at a distance on the camera and Dr Barnardo. Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture, 5 (1). pp. 32-50.

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    Abstract

    My focus of attention is a collection of photographs taken in the last quarter of the 19th century for Dr Barnardo, founder of the well-known British institutions for orphans and street children. In particular I examine, as political texts, the individual portraits of the children he 'rescued' from street middens. A paradigmatic case is looked at in some detail, a photograph taken by Thomas Barnes or Roderick Johnstone on 5th January 1883 of a young girl called Sarah Burgess.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Humanities
    Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
    Copyright: 1991 Taylor & Francis
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9682
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