It is very fortunate that early Warrnambool was captured by local photographers in high quality large format photography. Two photographers who produced important pictures in Warrnambool and the surrounding district were Charles Foyle and Arthur Jordon.|
Charles Foyle was an eccentric man who was very passionate about the natural world. He had a passion for snakes and reputably had a pet tiger snake living under his house. Foyle’s most notable photograph was a picture of the wreck of the Falls of Halledine showing the wrecked ship in full sail, marooned on a reef near Peterborough
Arthur Jordon was not only a competent artistic photographer but was a component illustrator as well. He produced a pictorial book on Warrnambool showing picturesque views of the district. Jordon’s best known photograph is the image of Wilmot a well known Aboriginal man and the last survivor of the Tooram tribe.
Later professionals Alex Wilkins, Ralph Illidge and various local newspaper photographers from The Warrnambool Examiner and The Warrnambool Standard recorded additional important pictures of the region.