E.B. Docker Collection


1890-1914; 54 stereographs; views around Sydney, mainly of Blue Mountains. Transferred from the University of Sydney Archives [HP82.7]

Ernest Brougham Docker (1842-1923), was a judge and photographer.
‘Docker was a notable amateur photographer. He took lessons from William Hetzer and in 1858, with his father, began experiments with a wet-plate process. Between 1860 and 1868 Docker was sensitising his own dry plates by the tannin-collodion-albumen process, although dry plates were not widely used until the early 1880s. Joining the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1876, he used his own extensive collection of photographs for many illustrated addresses before it. He did much to promote photography through his articles in overseas and Australian journals, particularly in the British Journal of Photography, and as president of the Photographic Society of New South Wales in 1894-1907.’


Woodman, Stewart J., 'Docker, Ernest Brougham (1842–1923)', Australian Dictionary of Biography