Lysaght's Aussie Legacy

Walter Glover
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Lysaght's Aussie Legacy

Postby Walter Glover » 13 Jan 2021, 05:12

It all started back in 1857 when a 25-year-old Irishman by the name of John Lysaght saw potential in corrugated iron sheeting, and started exporting it to Australia.
Corrugated iron helped build the nation’s domestic and industrial landscape from the iconic shearing shed, the classic outback dunny. And who isn’t warmed by the comforting sound of rain on a corrugated roof?

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And a nearby extract:

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Toyo 810M Mk II. Schneider Apo Symmar 300mm 1:5.6
Kodak T-Max 100, Kodak T-Max RS 1+9
Jobo ATL 2 plus, Expeert Drrum/
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"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

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RoganJosh
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Re: Lysaght's Ausssie Legacy

Postby RoganJosh » 13 Jan 2021, 10:11

I like that second one, it reminds me of a Joan Miro painting.

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Re: Lysaght's Ausssie Legacy

Postby Maris » 13 Jan 2021, 11:12

Oh yes, that's a good one with some well timed cross-lighting to make those corrugations sing. That front wall is a beautiful example of re-used iron; battered but still serviceable.
I still have and treasure the Lysaght Referee of 1947, a tiny pocket size compendium of essential knowledge for the practically minded Australian man, Everything from corrugated iron types, postage rates, machine screw sizes, logarithms, resuscitating drowned persons, wire gauges, and so much more.

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Re: Lysaght's Ausssie Legacy

Postby Walter Glover » 14 Jan 2021, 20:42

I find myself magnetically drawn to corrugated iron Maris. That'd be something of a treasure to keep handy.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

Walter Glover
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Re: Lysaght's Aussie Legacy

Postby Walter Glover » 14 Jan 2021, 20:45

We're on the same page with the Miro, Rogan Josh.
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"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi


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