Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Clubphototurnsbacktimeto1907; Photographers Re-Enact Early Sitting to Celebrate Ipswich's Proud History and Bond to Days Gone By

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Clubphototurnsbacktimeto1907; Photographers Re-Enact Early Sitting to Celebrate Ipswich's Proud History and Bond to Days Gone By

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Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au

IPSWICH Photographic Society members have turned back the clock to re-enact a photograph taken in 1907.

The 1907 shot was taken of members when the club was known as the Ipswich and West Moreton Amateur Photography Club after being formed in 1893.

Last weekend members of the current Ipswich Photographic Society, which was formed in 1953 with a membership of 18, got together with members of the Ipswich Veteran and Vintage Car Club.

Photographic society clubs in Ipswich go back 120 years with the second club, known as the Ipswich Amateur Photography Club, formed in 1901.

Current Ipswich Photographic Society president Wayne McDonnell said records indicated that the 1907 photograph was likely taken on the upper reaches of the Bremer River.

"We were looking for a location where we could have the vegetation in the background and where we could take some old cars," he said.

"The only place we could find that was suitable was at Anstead Bushland Reserve. …

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