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Blackburn Building (the New Medical School)
Gregg, Norman Tennis Team 1914
Professor Rebecca Mason


About Image Library

This online museum and archive currently holds over three thousand copies of photographs, paintings and building plans. These images date back to the foundation of the faculty in 1856 and have been collected from archives, staff and alumni.

If you have a photograph you would be happy to let us digitise for our collection, please contact the managing editor, Dr Lise Mellor.

Click on the links below to view images from our featured albums. In addition, you can search the museum by entering your search criteria in the box at the top left of this page.

Featured albums

'The Cottage', Original 1882 Medical School

Anderson Stuart's workshop in 'the Cottage', 1884.
Photographs of the interior and exterior of the original medical school built for Professor Anderson Stuart's arrival in October 1882. Click on the link below to view individual photographs or view the collection as a slideshow.

Portraits of key faculty members by artist Simon Fieldhouse

Professor Bill Webster
Portraits commissioned in 2006 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Faculty. Click on the link below to view individual portraits or view the collection as a slideshow.

Early Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Photographs

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Administration Block
Photographs from the collection of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Click on the link below to view individual photographs or view the set as a slideshow.


Photographs taken by the Faculty's first Dean, Professor John Smith

William Wright and friends at Drummoyne Park. Group on verandah.
Photographs taken by the first Dean, Professor John Smith, between 1855 and 1870. Professor Smith preceded Professor Anderson Stuart and the formation of the Medical School in 1883. He was an exceptional photographer for the time and experimented with form and subject. Click on the link below to view individual photographs or view the set as a slideshow.


Caricatures of Faculty by Lionel Lindsay, 1916

Arthur Edward Mills
In 1916, in the middle of a war, Medsoc commissioned fledgling artist and cartoonist Lionel Lindsay to produce a series of caricatures of Medical School lecturers and professors to illustrate the pages of their medical journal and other publications. These quirky portraits have been restored and represented here. Click on the link below to view individual portraits or view the set as a slideshow.


Medical Exam Papers

Exam paper 1886 page Xc
Read Medical Examination Papers from the early decades of the Medical School. Click on the link below to view individual papers or view the set as a slideshow.


Prosectors

Prsctrs 1903- 04b Edt
The Department of Anatomy hold original photographs of our Prosectors as early as 1903. Click on the link below to view individual photographs or view the set as a slideshow. Please be warned that these photographs may show human remains and that you are not permitted to reproduce the image in any manner without written permission from the University.