The Historical Panoramas Project is a collaboration between the Curtin University HIVE and the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA). The first stage of the project was conducted as a ten week summer internship project by Curtin student Marcia Schneider with supervision from Dr Andrew Woods (HIVE manager, Curtin), Debra Jones (SLWA), Pauline Joseph (Curtin), A/Prof Artur Lugmuyr (Curtin), Adrian Bowen (SLWA) and technical assistance from Curtin HIVE staff Jesse Helliwell and Joshua Hollick.
We appreciate the assistance of Joel Newman from CADS Aerial and Sam van Eldik from CADS Survey for providing their drone to re-shoot the Kings Park and Arthur Head panorama locations. Thanks to John Warkentin and Gideon Digby for allowing us to use their modern views of historical panorama locations.
We also appreciate the assistance of the following organisations with the project: State Records Office of Western Australia, National Trust of Australia (WA), City of Perth - Perth Town Hall, Kings Park - Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, City of Fremantle, and Heritage Perth. The panoramic images from the State Library collections were restored and digitised with generous support from the Friends of Battye Library through the Sholl Bequest.
Finally we are indebted to the historical photographers Alfred Stone, James Manning, E.G. Rome, A.G. Sands, Reg Lambert, Melvin Vaniman, Nixon & Merilees, and Stuart Gore for capturing Perth and Fremantle so long ago in such vivid detail.
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