Thu, 01 Feb|
Military History Lecture & Dinner
This talk will describe the life of Darian Smith, his contribution to aerial photography, and the work undertaken by Paul Dare to create this new book.
Time & Location
01 Feb 2024, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
Military History Evening
Thursday, 1 February 2024
Topic: Insight into Aerial Photography
Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Dare
“South Australia From Above: Views from Then And Now" is a captivating new book written by Dr. Paul Dare and published by Wakefield Press. Through the lenses of two skilled aerial photographers, the book invites readers on a fascinating journey through time, unfolding the transformation of South Australia from yesteryears to the present day. From the cityscape to the coastal beauty, and from vineyards to shipyards, the book uniquely captures the essence of South Australia's rich heritage and its evolution in the 21st century.
This compelling work prominently features historical aerial photographs by the pioneering South Australian photographer, Douglas Darian Smith (1900-1984). His initial foray into aerial photography took place as a passenger alongside the legendary aviator Sir Ross Smith in his Vickers Vimy. Douglas Darian Smith continued to document the stunning landscapes of South Australia from the skies well into his mid-seventies, providing a captivating glimpse into the region's history and transformation over almost a century.
This talk will describe the life of Darian Smith, his contribution to aerial photography, and the work undertaken by Paul Dare to create this new book. It will provide insights into the collaborative effort to bring Darian Smith's vision to a wider audience and explore the challenges and triumphs encountered during the creation of this enlightening book.
Further information can be found HERE.
Time: 1830 lecture begins; 1930 dinner
Members Price: $75.00; $15.00 lecture only
Non-Members: $85.00; $15.00 lecture only
Dress: Jacket and Tie
RSVP: By 5PM, Monday 29 January 2024
(Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price)