Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s

Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s

Dr. Iraphne Childs’ Geographical Image Collection is the result of photographs taken primarily in the 1970s – 1990s in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii and the Western USA. Dr. Childs is a former QUT Senior Lecturer in Geography.

Dr. Childs spent five years (1972-1979) as a graduate student in Japan. The Japanese images cover a range of physical and urban landscapes, agriculture, seasonal climatic change, cultural festivals and everyday life.

From 1979-1984 Dr. Childs was a graduate grantee of the East-West Center in Hawaii and pursued a Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Hawaii. The Hawaiian images cover physical and urban landscapes of the five major Hawaiian Islands including: volcanic features, traditional Hawaiian agriculture and culture. The images of the some famous Western USA national parks were also taken during this time.

The Australian and New Zealand images were collected while working and travelling in various regions and lecturing in the Geography Department, at the University of Queensland.

Dr. Childs' Comments

I spent five years (1972-1979) as a graduate student in Japan, during which time I travelled around most of the Japanese islands. The Japanese images cover a range of physical and urban landscapes, agriculture, seasonal climatic change, cultural festivals and everyday life.

From 1979-1984 I lived in Hawaii where I was a graduate grantee of the East-West Center and pursued a Ph.D. in geography at the University of Hawaii. The Hawaiian images cover physical and urban landscapes of the five major Hawaiian islands, especially volcanic features, traditional Hawaiian agriculture and culture. The images of the Western USA were also taken during this time and feature some of the famous national parks in that region.

As a resident of Brisbane, the Australian and New Zealand images were collected while working and travelling in various regions.

Acknowledgements

I would like to acknowledge the assistance of the following friends in identifying and supplying information as follows:

  • Ralph Carlisle (Australia)
  • Patty Lee, Elizabeth Russell, Jamuna Ramakrishna (Hawaii) and
  • Prof. Yukiko Bedford, Michiko Kornhauser (Japan)

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