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Rare Photos Of Australian Rock History Go Under The Hammer

The original photographic prints of some of Australian music’s most candid and rare moments are up for grabs.  

Even the story of how the originals came to be for sale is one for the history books.

Fairfax had been looking for a way to digitise millions of photos its news photographers had taken over more than a century, the ABC reported.

In 2013, a US company was selected to get the job done, however, its owner became the subject of an FBI fraud investigation.

The prints then subsequently fell into the hands of a receiver, who then reached out to Santa Monica art dealer Daniel Miller, who bought them.

While the negatives and the copyright are still owned by Fairfax, Mr Miller has sorted and "repatriated" about 160,000 of the prints so far.

The 370 prints for sale through auction house Lawsons and are estimated to fetch more than $84,000.


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