Most extensive Royal Commonwealth Society photograph release yet

(9 March 2018) The Royal Commonwealth Society department has recently published images of approximately 1,500 historic photographs on Cambridge Digital Library.  These photographs have been digitised with the very generous support of the Anstruther Trust, and include many of the treasures of the collection.  They reflect its broad chronological scope and great geographic diversity.

The earliest photographs date from 1850s New Zealand, and the latest by Douglas Moore, document the influx of refugees into Hong Kong in 1949, displaced by China’s Civil War (Y3038E).  Africa, Southeast Asia, North America and Oceania are all represented.

Cambridge University Library Special Collections has the news and photographs.