Famous Australian News Pictures by Harry Gordon

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Famous Australian News Pictures

Edited by Harry Gordon

The Macmillan Company of Australia, 1975 [First Edition], b/w photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0333175603

Near Fine Condition, dustjacket a little rubbed with some creasing

'This collection represents such moments in Australian history - when the sublime opportunity combines with the instinct, intelligence, creativity and speed of the press photographer to create a memorable picture.  Many of them present stark tragedy.  The press photographer is inevitably called upon to witness the excess of man-made and natural violence that make news - floods, fires, collisions, earthquakes, explosions.  But there are other moments in history - inspiring, important, thrilling and heart-warming moments that tell us something of significance about our country and our human condition.

Famous Australian News Pictures is edited and introduced by Harry Gordon.  As a reporter, foreign correspondent, sports writer, a war correspondent and editor for five years of Australia's largest-selling newspaper, The Sun-News Pictorial, Melbourne, he has witnessed many great news events and has seen many of the great pictures in this book as they emerged from the darkroom.'