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'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or film strips


'Romanslide' brand manually-operated projector for slides or film strips

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Physical description

A compact manually operated projector for slides or strips of film. The body of the projector is black with a red covered electric cord attached. The projector has "ROMANSLIDE / 2 / SAN - EI SANGYO CO. LTD /" inscribed on each side of the body and "MADE IN JAPAN" underneath the base. Includes a lens in a black plastic mount, inscribed "E ZUMAR ANASTIGMAT f 3.0 4 inch." and clear plastic lens cap, a slide holder, a film plate holder for strips of 35mm film, a green plastic envelope for storing the slide holder and film plate holder, a brown cardboard sleeve to hold accessories and the instruction leaflet, an instruction leaflet for the Roman slide projector 'Model Z Samoca Camera Co. Ltd'., and a lid for the projector.

Statement of significance

Included in the Milo Dunphy collection no. 1 are two Japara walker's tents made for Harold Buckland, (original member of the Mountain Trails Club) a Japara gunny sack, dog's coat, billy cans, cooking implements, boots and clothing, fly safe mosquito net, cameras and photographic equipment, .22 revolver, double action six shot .22 revolver, brown leather holster, handmade leather dog shoes, folding wicker pram (known as 'Kanangra Express') and canvas baby's pram panniers.

Pioneering Australian architect, bushwalker and conservationist, Myles Dunphy OBE (1891-1985), was a passionate advocate and campaigner for the establishment of National Parks. The Mountain Trails Club, which Myles Dunphy established in 1914, with Roy Rudder and Bert Gallop, lead to the development of a bushwalking movement from which a voluntary conservation movement emerged. His son, Milo Dunphy AM (1928-1996), also an architect, inherited his father's passion and vision and followed in his footsteps as a bushwalker, explorer and conservationist. Milo Dunphy led successful campaigns to establish national parks within the Blue Mountains, stood as a candidate in two federal elections, was active in several conservation organizations and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986. The Dunphys' work continues through the Dunphy Wilderness Fund, which spends one million dollars a year (since September 1996) to purchase leasehold and privately held areas of natural significance.

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