Melvin Vaniman

Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912), an American adventurer, singer, aeronaut and photographer, had a passion for taking photographs from unusual vantage points such as ship's masts and balloons. Vaniman arrived in Sydney in February 1903 and left Australia in ...

Melvin Vaniman (1866-1912), an American adventurer, singer, aeronaut and photographer, had a passion for taking photographs from unusual vantage points such as ship's masts and balloons. Vaniman arrived in Sydney in February 1903 and left Australia in August 1904. During that time he travelled extensively throughout the country.

 Bennelong Point, Circular Quay and Dawes Point, 1904
 
Circular Quay from a ship's mast, 1903
  
Blue Mountains scenery at Leura, 1903
 
Harvesting wheat on Brundah Station, Grenfell, 1903
 
Harvesting wheat, Narramine Station, Narromine, 1903