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Harold Cazneaux

1878 – 1953

Harold Cazneaux came to Australia from his native New Zealand at the age of 11. The family settled in Adelaide, where Harold began working as a retoucher in 1897. In 1904, he moved to Sydney; five years later he held his first solo photographic exhibition, which was also the first solo photographic exhibition in Australia. He was the leading photographer for the Home magazine from the early 1920s onward, and his photographs of Sydney over a number of decades have become key images of aspects of Australian history. The National Library of Australia has some two hundred Cazneaux photographs and the National Gallery of Australia has about twice that number.

Updated 2018