Dollond Telescope

60 Objects Burrell Twycross Collection McCrae Collection

John William Twycross purchased this camera in 1918. With this purchase he became a pictorialist photographer, capturing scenes in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

Many images document life at Arthur’s Seat where his family would holiday, visiting their Aunt Kate. This photograph was taken of his son, John, on the verandah of the homestead during one of their visits.

One of my joys in staying there was to take the big Dollond telescope onto the front verandah to look at passing shipping.” John Twycross, 2000