• 85/1497 Crucibles (6), ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown
  • 85/1498 Ladles (2), (metallurgists), iron, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, c 1950
  • 85/1499 Pit saw, steel blade, wooden handle, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, 1950-1960
  • 85/1500 Pitch-fork, (garden or hay), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, 1930-1950
  • Two rain gauge measuring cylinders.
    85/1913 Rain gauges (2), measuring cylinders, glass, made by Angelo Tornaghi, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1900
  • 85/1914 Sieve, cylindrical, copper, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [Australia]
  • 85/1915 Funnel, conical, ceramic, size 6 (or 9), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [1930-1950]
  • 85/1916 Mortar & pestle, ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, made in [England]
  • 85/1917 Cylinder, glass, graduated, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1918 Cylinder, glass, graduated, stoppered, used at Sydney Observatory, Australia, 20th century
  • 85/1919 Measuring vessel, possibly rain gauge, glass with spout, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1920 Tubing (2 pieces), chemical glassware, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1921 Watch glasses (2), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1922 Test tube, fused silica, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1923 Tube, sealed glass, containing liquid, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1924 Glass discharge tube, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1925 Discharge tubes (3), glass, (containing powders), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1926 Vessels (5), glass, handblown, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1927 Filter flask, glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Crown, Australia
  • 85/1928 Boiling flasks (2), glass, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1929 Funnel & filter chamber, porcelain/glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Buchner's, Japan/England
  • 85/1930 Roentgen tubes (2), X-ray, used at Sydney Observatory, Newton & Co, London, England


David Mist Archive Collection





Description brief: A large archive created by and relating to the Sydney based commercial photographer David Mist from the 1960s to 1980s.

David Mist was a British born photographer who emigrated to Australia in 1961. In London he trained at Studio 5 with John Cole and Cecil Beaton. When he arrived in Sydney he joined the renowned Sydney photographer, Laurence Le Guay and his partner John Nesbitt in their photography business, renaming the business Studio Ten. Studio Ten was one of the leading commercial and fashion photography studios in Sydney from the 1950s through to the 1980s. Mist's work, like Henry Talbot's Melbourne archive, characterises the promotion of fashion in Sydney during this period. David Mist's photography also extended into the documentary idiom. In this genre, his major projects include photographs produced for his 'Sydney' book of photographs of 1969 and 'Made in Australia' book, also of 1969, which captured shots of Australian women. As one of Sydney's most active commercial photography studios since the 1950s, Studio Ten produced some memorable Australian images, including images of car parks, hairstyles and protests. As well as photographs, negatives and transparencies, this archive includes newspaper clippings and other forms of biographical material relating to the photographer.

Some material in this collection may be subject to copyright

By appointment

A selection of material is avialable on the Powerhouse Museum Website


Architectural views; Commercial photography; Fashion photography

Archives; Photographs

City and town views

David Mist; Studio Ten

Coverage Spatial

Sydney, New South Wales , Australia

Coverage Temporal



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