The Pettigrew Magic Lantern Slides

Pettigrew Collection – Brave Deeds – Slide 6

The Pettigrew Collection is available and freely accessible here:

The Pettigrew Collection on Living Histories @ UON

These images are scans of a collection of glass plate negatives and magic lantern hand coloured slides which were believed to have belonged to William Pettigrew who worked as projectionist at Wallsend during the first half of the 20th Century.

The collection was kindly donated by his grandson David Pettigrew in 2017. The collection originally passed to David’s twin brother Neil Pettigrew.

Pettigrew Collection – Explorer’s Tree, Katoomba.

We thank the Pettrigrew Family for their generosity in sharing this collection with the wider community.

The collection contains glass slides relating to various places around Australia in the early 20th Century, particularly the Northern Territory. Also included are painted Magic Lantern slides from the Brave Deeds lecture set from W. Butcher & Sons.

Pettigrew Collection – Brave Deeds – Slide 1

The images can be used for study and personal research purposes. If you wish to reproduce an image for any other purpose please contact the University of Newcastle Library’s Cultural Collections.

The digitisation of these archives in the GLAMx Lab was made possible by the kind generosity of the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund. To continue this valuable work please consider making a donation to the Fund.

Pettigrew Collection – Rowing Down the Creek

Experience the full Pettigrew Collection here:


We thank emerging GLAM professional Ashleigh Miller for all her work in digitising and processing this Collection.

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist & Chair, Hunter Living Histories

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