Hedda Morrison Collection
A large archive of Hedda (Hammer) Morrison (1908 - 1991) containing photographs, personal memorabilia and collected objects.
The Hedda Morrison collection in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney was generously donated by Alastair Morrison, Hedda's husband of forty-five years, in the years since Hedda's death in 1991. The collection primarily comprises 349 exhibition prints that were made by Hedda after she settled in Canberra in 1967. The prints include photographs that she took in China, Sarawak and Australia, where Hedda lived for extended periods, as well as other countries that she visited for shorter periods. The collection also includes 165 slides of Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and a group of negatives of the Trachenfest folk festival taken by Hedda in Stuttgart in 1931, which are the only known photographs that Hedda produced in Germany. A collection of personal papers and objects that were collected by Hedda and Alastair, notably Chinese papercuts and toggles, also forms part of the collection.
Some material in this collection may be subject to copyright.
A selection of this material is available on line
Alastair Morrison; Hedda Morrison
Papercuts; Personal papers; Photographs; Silver gelatin prints; Toggles
Photography; Portrait photography
Australia; Asia; Germany; China; New Zealand