Author:John William Lindt

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John William Lindt
German-born Australian photographer

Born at Frankfurt on Main, Germany; at 17 he ran away to sea and deserted at Brisbane. Using the wet-plate process he photographed the Clarence River district and its Aboriginals. In 1880 he photographed the capture of the Kelly gang at Glenrowan. In 1885 Lindt went with Sir Peter Scratchley's expedition to the Protectorate of British New Guinea as official photographer. He was elected a judge at the international photographic exhibition at Frankfurt, received a gold medal from the Photographic Association of Vienna and became a member of the Royal Geographical Society, London, having already won medals in exhibitions such as those at Amsterdam, Calcutta and Frankfurt. Late in the 1880s Lindt photographed the Chaffey brothers' irrigation works on the River Murray. In 1890 he toured the New Hebrides and in June climbed the Tanna volcano. With a small grant from the Royal Geographical Society he toured Fiji where he photographed a fire-walking ceremony in 1892. He became a councillor of the Victorian branch of the Royal Geographical Society in 1893.[1]

  1. Frost, Valerie. "Lindt, John William (1845–1926)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
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