Guide to the Glass Magic Lantern Slides Collection [MSS 384]

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Manuscript Name Glass Magic Lantern Slides Collection
Manuscript Number MSS 384
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract 22 glass magic lantern slides

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content 

This collection of 22 glass magic lantern slides (83x83mm, 3.25x3.25 inch) contains three small sub-collections. The first series contains 5 slides of naval scenes, the second series 8 slides on the Anglo-Afghan wars, and the third series 9 slides on British history.

Date Range of Content

c1915-1920 [?]


Administrative Information


Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private research and study is approved

Preferred Citation 

Glass Magic Lantern Slides Collection, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MSS 384, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


The collection was acquired in 1985.


Subject Keywords



Glass magic lantern slides, American Civil War, Battle of Mobile, warships, battleships, World War I, Anglo-Afghan War, Afghanistan, British history, Battle of Quatre-Bras, Battle of Waterloo, Seven Years’ War, Peninsular War, Battle of Salamanca

Personal Names

Mohammad Yaqub Khan, 1849-1923

Sir Louis Cavagnari, 1841-1879

James Wolfe, 1727-1759


Container List


AV Box 1

22 glass magic lantern slides - Digitised images are available on request

Naval Scenes

AV1.1 – ‘Fort Fisher. Position of ships during second attack / Battle of Mobile’

AV1.2 – ‘Royal [?]’ (XX century battleship)

AV1.3 – ‘The Naval Situation […] The German Navy / The Naval Situation […] The British Navy’. Spring 1914 & Spring 1915

AV1.4 - Twentieth century battleships

AV1.5 - Naval battle (man in the water)

Afghan Wars

AV1.6 – The Ameer Yakoob Khan and Major Cavagnari signing the Treaty of Gandamak

AV1.7 – Street battle (sword & gun)

AV1.8 – ‘Interior of City of Kandahar’

AV1.9 - Landscape with caravan

AV1.10 – ‘Entrance into K[…] Parush’ (landscape with cave)

AV1.11 – ‘The Village of Urg[…]’ (landscape with cannons)

AV1.12 - Souk

AV1.13 - Three dignitaries and two armed soldiers

British History

AV1.14 – ‘Plan of Battle of Quatre-Bras, 16th June 1815’

AV1.15 – ‘Death of General Wolff [Wolfe]’ - Painting by Benjamin West

AV1.16 – ‘Charge of the Guards at Waterloo’

AV1.17 – ‘The Battle of Salamanca, 1812’

AV1.18 – ‘Waterloo. Plan showing the Formation of the Lines at the Battle’

AV1.19 – ‘Firing 22-Ton Gun’

AV1.20 – ‘A Roman Galley’

AV1.21 – ‘Blue Jackets 4.7 Gun ready’

AV1.22 – ‘Gibraltar, from San Felipe’