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Soldier Settler

Thursday, 20 May 2021 -
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Magnet Galleries Melbourne
19 Wharf St
Docklands, Melbourne 3005 Australia
Opening 6:30 – 8:30 20 May
Born in 1888, Les Chandler was a man of vision years ahead of his time.  One of Australia’s early Photographers, ornithologists and conservationists, and one of the original soldier settlers at Red Cliffs, near Mildura, Victoria.Les’ photographs have hung all over the world including England, USA, Canada, India, Japan and Australia. He often adapted equipment in the course of trying to take the right photograph whether it was the fleeting image of a bird, a characterful old cowshed, or a picture of himself working the block or literally perched up the top of a Mallee tree setting up a camera in a wedge-tailed eagle’s nest.