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Bruce Postle Archive appeal

Thank you for your support

Thanks to the generous support of our many donors, we reached our target to raise $75,000 to secure and preserve the extraordinary Bruce Postle Archive.

This archive is one of the most significant collections of Australian news photography. The thousands of prints, transparencies and ephemera in the collection chart our tragedies and triumphs over more than 50 years, during a time when life was changing at an ever increasing pace.

From the Rolling Stones' first visit to Australia and Dolly Parton receiving the keys to the City of Melbourne, to the aftermath of the West Gate Bridge collapse and the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires, we can see the evolution of a nation through the lens of one of our most celebrated photojournalists.

About Bruce Postle

Bruce Postle is a multi-award winning photojournalist. He began his career at Queensland Country Life, moving on to Brisbane's Courier Mail and then to The Age in 1969.

In 2007 Bruce was awarded a Quill Lifetime Achievement Award by the Melbourne Press Club. In September 2014 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute for Professional Photography (AIPP) 'for his outstanding contribution to the photographic industry' and in October 2014 he was inducted as one of the foundation members of the Victorian Media Hall of Fame.