The Queen’s Album explores the unique story of a series of photographs gifted to Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in 1882 on behalf of the people of NSW.

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.


When & Where

NSW Parliament House

6 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

5 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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