Through the Lens

The George Coster Photographic Collection

This exhibition showcased a large collection of cameras, accessories and darkroom equipment donated to the Furneaux Museum by the estate of George Coster.

George lived on Flinders Island from 1918 until his death in 2000. Like many of his generation he was a keen amateur photographer and processed his films in the darkroom he built for himself.

He passed on his interest to his daughter Margaret, who provided his story, and a selection of his photos taken on Flinders Island in the 1940s, for this exhibition.

The display was augmented by information panels on the history of early cameras and the social impact of the development of photography as a hobby.