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Trove: Australia in Pictures ADMIN December 9, 2014
All images included in this group are also made searchable in Trove, a service hosted by the National Library of Australia but built on the collections of thousands of organisations and individuals!
Images now flow through to Trove at 6am, Midday and 6pm AEDT/AEST.
The group is not monitored on a regular basis so if you have any concerns please contact the Trove Support Team directly at

Group Description

The 'Trove: Australia in Pictures’ group is seeking images of social, political, contemporary and or historical events of local or national significance. Trove is a collaborative, online service managed by the National Library of Australia. It provides access to more than 1.6 million images from major collecting institutions. If you would like to contribute your Flickr images to this group, your creative product will be displayed in the nation’s visual record.

How to contribute your images for display
Please provide a descriptive title and tag the images you add to this group, to make them searchable in Trove. Please include the following information: subject, event, location, geographical feature and date.
To keep multiple words as one tag, use quotation marks, for example: “Opera House” rather than Operahouse (as you can see below)

Search Trove for opera house.
Search Trove for operahouse.

Examples of Flickr images with searchable tags and captions:

Trove is an example of what Flickr calls a ‘tag search application’.

Trove groups items according to information contained in their description. The key fields used for grouping images in Trove are title and creator, so if you do not wish your photographs to be grouped please ensure that they have a unique title. This may be achieved by adding a location and/or date to the title. This information also helps your images become more discoverable in Trove.

Image descriptions are loaded into Trove on a weekly basis. If your images do not appear in Trove please check that they have a descriptive title and check to see if they have been grouped with other items you have uploaded.

Creative Commons Licences:
While this is not a condition for contributing to this group, we suggest you consider licensing your images with a Creative Commons licence like “Attribution-NonCommercial”. You can find further details about the six Creative Commons licences on the Flickr Creative Commons page.

Potential acquisition:
To have your images considered for acquisition by a Trove contributor:
- include detailed captions, descriptions and tags;
- upload high resolution images e.g. 2500 x 1900 pixels;
- allocate a creative commons or all rights reserved licence;
- include alternative contact details or check Flickr mail regularly.

For example, the National Library of Australia regularly checks the Trove: Australia in Pictures group for documentary images. It then approaches the photographer to determine whether there is interest in having the image added to the national collection. The Flickr images acquired by the Library will be preserved in its Picture Collection in perpetuity.

If you would like more information, please use the
Trove contact form

Note: By adding your photo to this group, you are giving Trove staff permission to display your photo on the Trove website.

Group Rules

Picture Australia is interested in:

Any images of Australian historical or cultural significance

Any images depicting places that may have been inspired by our own or others collection

Any images of old photographs from contributor's personal archives.

Any images of events or activities of national significance

Any images of Australian's at work or play

Please note, Picture Australia is not interested in:

1) Images containing explicit or offensive material (ie. pornography, racial discrimination, violence etc).

2) Please do not include images of pets or animals unless they are of some Australian significance.

3) We are not interested in works where copyright is not owned by the publisher of the image or where the publisher does not have the permission of the copyright owner to publish.

4) Please do not upload video as Picture Australia's database currently does not support video.

Thank you

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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