Book, '"Wellcome" photographic year book 1947', paper, Wellcome/ Hedda Morrison, China, 1947. Small hardcover book, green cloth cover containing printed information on photography and inscribed lists of negatives taken by Hedda Morrison. Printed on front '"Wellcome" photographic year book 1947'. Inscribed inside cover 'HV/48 Harbor/View Hotel/C..../HKong'.
This book was made in Hong Kong. This book was made in 1947. Date given on cover of book.
Hedda Morrison (1908-1991) was born in Stuttgart, Germany and spent most of her working life in Asia. She travelled extensively through China and Sarawak photographing the people, cultures and environments. She moved to China in 1933 and lived there until 1947, meeting her husband Alastair in 1940 and marrying in 1946. After leaving China they lived in Hong Kong for 6 months and then moved to Sarawak in the north-west of Borneo, where Alastair was appointed to the British Colonial Service and later became a district officer. The Morrisons lived in Sarawak until 1967 when they moved to Canberra. This book was purchased at the time Hedda and Alastair were living in Hong Kong and lists negatives of photographs Hedda took at the time.
Gift of Alastair Morrison 1996.