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Name: John William Lindt
Birth - Death: 1845-1926
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  • Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 31: September, 2005-August, 2006. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 2006. (BioIn 31)
  • Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators. By Turner Browne and Elaine Partnow. London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, . (MacBEP)
  • The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. Edited by Robin Lenman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. (OxCPho)

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The John William Lindt collection : Grafton Regional GalleryEdit

    Lindt, J. W. (John William), 1845-1926
    Lindt, J. W. (John William), 1845-1926; Grafton Regional Gallery; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Clarence River Valley - Pictorial works - Exhibitions.
    One of the largest collections of photographs by John William Lindt held at the Grafton Regional Gallery. This collection represents a significant historical event for the Aboriginal nations of the area and gives recognition to the valley's rich German heritage.
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Born at Frankfurt on Main, Germany; at 17 he ran away to sea and deserted at Brisbane. Using the wet-plate process he photographed the Clarence River district and its Aboriginals. In 1880 he photographed the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. In 1885 Lindt went with Sir Peter Scratchley's expedition to the Protectorate of British New Guinea as official photographer. He was elected a judge at the international photographic exhibition at Frankfurt, received a gold medal from the Photographic Association of Vienna and became a member of the Royal Geographical Society, London, having already won medals in exhibitions such as those at Amsterdam, Calcutta and Frankfurt. Late in the 1880s Lindt photographed the Chaffey brothers' irrigation works on the River Murray. In 1890 he toured the New Hebrides and in June climbed the Tanna volcano. With a small grant from the Royal Geographical Society he toured Fiji where he photographed a fire-walking ceremony in 1892. He became a councillor of the Victorian branch of the Royal Geographical Society in 1893.[1]

  1. Frost, Valerie. "Lindt, John William (1845–1926)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 13 July 2011.