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The National Library has consolidated its own photo collections and those of state and regional libraries into a searchable database called TROVE PICTURES.

Not all pictures catalogued our accessible online. Thumbnails are available for download, and high-resolution digital copies are available for purchase.

Cultural sensitivities restrict access to some photographs.

While there are not many photographs of Mapoon, Weipa and Aurukun, there are some magnificent collections of Thursday Island, and the pearl shelling industry.

There were also portraits of many of the key players in the history of western Cape York.

Here is a link to --> TROVE PICTURES

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