An image of Pressing wool bales

Charles Bayliss

(England, Australia 1850 – 1897)

Pressing wool bales, from the album Collection of a country property, New South Wales

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Pressing wool bales' 1886-1891 shows the 'boss of the boards' in a typical pose of the shearing manager. The shearers in this photograph are the embodiment of hard masculine labour. It is an image which depicts social rank and was commissioned by the owner of the property. 'Pressing wool bales' ennobles the bushworker, a fundamental part of the great pastoral tradition in the nineteenth century.

Year
1886-1891
Media
Photograph
Medium
albumen photograph
Dimensions
14.8 x 20.7 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1984
Accession number
149.1984.5