Complete Kevin Richards Collection

Post date: Jul 31, 2011 11:10:53 AM

The final series of photographs from 1959 were added yesterday, with 1960, 1961 and 1962 being added in days since the last news post. Some great new images making a total of 605 photographs in this collection (Mostly Kodachrome 35mm slides) now make around 2000 KHS archive images online that have been digitised and documented to be made accessible to all!

Kevin's earlier uploaded Print Collection and the 35mm Collection are available from the new...

Kevin Richards Collections

Or view in various other ways from the...

Richards Collection Subject Themes

60 sets

There are many ways to view the images and all (Within two weeks), will be available on the National Library of Australia's Trove search from this example Trove Search link...

(At the date of this post there were 40 or so images from Kevin Richards Print Collection that are already visible from the Trove link above but if you try this same link in about two weeks it will show over 600 results!)

Some other hilights from the collection can be seen from the selection of a few of the 60 Sets (In "Subject Themes" above) - See Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, photographed at Kununurra by Kevin, in March 1963 OR (Below) see Prime Minister Robert Menzies opening the Diversion Dam and viewing crops, five months later on July 20th 1963.

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March 17th 1963 - "Queen arrives at Kununurra airstrip in private plane"

[Next to the Queen is WA Premier David Brand with Price Phillip and Mrs Brand behind. The RAAF fire tenders in the background and the Queen's car were flown in for the occasion on an RAAF transport plane.]

A recent archive sent by Melbourne visitor, David Rees, after seeing the "A20-62 Wirraway - Challenge Display at the KHS Museum earlier in July 2011, is an original 1986 publication commemorating 50 years of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Factory at Fisherman's Bend in Melbourne. David worked at the CAC Wirraway factory, where the Wirraways were assembled and tested.

On page 22 of the Booklet (32 pages - original) 1986 CAC 50th Anniversary [Hawker de Havilland Victoria Ltd.] - A picture of one of these RAAF fire tenders that were made at the CAC factory for the RAAF. Two of these were flown up for the 1963 Royal Tour.

KHS - Kevin Richards (KRS Entomologist) Family Collection

4. Royal Tour - Richards Categories

KHS Digital Archive Number: KHS-2011-31-120-2.45-P2-D

Digitised and documented by KHS Volunteers with the assistance of a grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

Diversion Dam Opening Ceremony

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1963-07-20 - The Day Prime Minister Robert Menzies Opened the Ord River Diversion Dam - July 20th 1963

[Prime Minister Menzies addresses the crowd at the Opening Ceremony for the Diversion Dam]

KHS - Kevin Richards (KRS Entomologist) Family Collection

13. Diversion Dam Opening Ceremony 1963 - Richards Categories

KHS Digital Archive Number: KHS-2011-31-391-2.75-P2-D

Digitised and documented by KHS Volunteers, with a grant from the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.

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