Strzelecki & Coopers Creek 1916 Expedition (AA 299)

Strzelecki and Coopers Creek 1916 Expedition

Expedition Start: 11 September 1916
Expedition Finish: 23 October 1916

The South Australian Museum’s expedition to Strzelecki and Coopers Creek took place during 1916 and was aimed at gathering natural history specimens for study and display. Expedition members Edgar Ravenswood Waite (AA 356) and Captain Samuel Albert White (AA 365) took a series of photographs documenting the expedition. The subjects of these photographs include birds, reptiles, insects, natural scenery as well as local inhabitants of the areas they travelled to, and Australian Aboriginal people.

The South Australian Museum Archive contains 209 photographs, most were taken by Waite, and the few taken by White and are labeled accordingly.