The Image Collections of the
Australian National Botanic Gardens
and Australian National Herbarium
or GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT, 2601, AUSTRALIA
The Australian National Botanic Gardens, jointly with the Australian National Herbarium, manages a large collection of photographs and other illustrations of its activities and Australian botany. The bulk of the collection consists of identified Australian plant species, but there is also a large number of environmental and conservation images.
Most of the images are on 35mm slides, but from 2005 born-digital photographs from high resolution digital cameras have been added to the collection.
Australian Plant Image Index
- All about the Australian Plant Image Index and tax incentives to donate photos to it.
Photos and images other than plants
The Gardens holds a large collection of photos of vegetation types, national park activities, history of the ANBG, portraits of botanists and botanical collectors etc.
- Search for non-plants photos using key words (landscapes, animals, national parks etc)
Use of the Collection
- Use by publishers and web site developers in Australia and overseas.
An internet gateway to the database catalogue of the photograph collection is available, as well as gateways to related information. Only a small percentage of those photographs in the collection have been digitized, they are available at low resolution on the web.
Search only for digitized images
- Search by Genus + species
- Search by plant Family. (also available as a non-'frame' version).
- Search from a list of plant families
- Search from a list of plant genera
- Search for Australian vegetation
Search for the records of images held in the collection
- Search for records of all plant photographs in collection.
- Search for non-plants photos using key words (landscapes, animals, national parks etc).
Searches miscellaneous photos held by the ANBG, you must surround each key word with a '%', ie Key Words: %Kakadu%
- Wattles (Acacia sp.) - to look at images of the genus Acacia.
- Poisonous Plants of S.E. Australia - a portfolio of illustrations.
- Proteaceae - a botanical line illustration and PDF for each genus.
- Myrtaceae, Leptospermum alliance - a botanical line illustration and PDF for each genus.
- Collin Woolcock illustrations - a selection donated to the ANBG.
The management of the Photograph Collection is in accordance with the Photograph Collection Policy and the Management Plan of the ANBG.