The Queen’s Album
The album contained 64 photographic images of sites and scenes in Sydney and regional NSW that were constructed to promote the state as a progressive and desirable place and to consolidate its position within the British Empire. At the time, the album was described as a ‘graceful tribute of loyalty’ to Queen Victoria. Today, its whereabouts is unknown. The Queen’s Album gives us a rare glimpse of a changing colony seeking to establish its identity in the world.