Welcome to Joyce Bay
I am very excited to launch the first collection of historic images of Australia by Queensland photographer Duncan McDermant.
Duncan emigrated to Australia as a young boy in the 1920s and spent his life capturing the Australia that he saw.
He was active in the photographic community, writing for journals and lecturing.
Bringing my grandfather's images back to life has been exciting and inspiring.
This is just a small selection of his work... so stay tuned as we hope to be able to release more!
WHY 'JOYCE BAY'?
Duncan deployed with the first group of soldiers sent to Papua New Guinea during World War Two and was responsible for producing the first full survey maps of PNG.
During this work he named an inlet south of Port Moresby, Joyce Bay, after his beloved wife Joyce.
Duncan and Joyce were together well into their nineties.
One could not be without the other and so it was fitting to keep them together now—using Joyce's name to represent Duncan’s images.