All photos are published in good faith and copyright remains the property of the
contributors, makers or source from where they were obtained. If you are the
owner of any copyright material and its not meant to be here please contact us
so we can investigate the matter further.
Any graphics or photos used on this site are used for this non-profit public site.
If you feel your rights have been infringed upon please contact us. Many people
may send in graphic items and we have no way of checking the true ownership
of every item. Please use our contact details as required.
No items are to be copied or reproduced off this website.
Please note that current Australian law doesn't have provisions for individual
businesses to be listed as non-profit only registered companies, even though this is
the way I operate this website. I make no personal income from making Australian
All access to this website is free to view and all costs associated in maintaining and
providing any free services is privately funded by myself. I do accept donations,
sponsorship, have advertising and sometimes I may qualify for grants. But no
money received is used to pay for any profit, wages or personal income.
As you could image travelling Australia wide expenses, accommodation, vehicle up
keep, website costs and all the free time I contribute is substantial so I do try and
recover some my expenses and overheads where possible.
This photographic online record can be accessed by anyone throughout the world
not only promoting towns within Australia but also overseas. Promoting our culture,
towns and tourism worldwide. Australian Pictorials - www.australianpictorials.com are
made in conjunction with Lapidary World - www.lapidaryworld.com.
‘The assets and income of the website shall be applied solely in furtherance of its
above mentioned objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to
the members of the website except as bona fide compensation for services
rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the website.’
‘In the event of the website being dissolved, the amount that remains after such
dissolution and the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to
another organisation with similar purposes which is not carried on for the profit or
gain of its individual members.’
First Established In 2004
- At Australian Pictorials we make zero personal income from the countless
hours of work we perform and it’s a totally voluntary service back to the
- We do however seek support from sponsors and funding groups where
possible to at least try and recover some of our overhead expenditure.
- We do not seek any payments for wages or for our time.
- We will be trying to sell a selection of Australian Pictorial photos through
our Aussie Photo website store toward recovering some of our overhead
- We will usually ask for a free entry pass access to be provided into
attractions so we can make a pictorial of that attraction. We do not
charge anything for making any pictorials.
Note: At times we may revisit some attractions to update and improve on photo
quality of various pictorial photos.
|To Contact:- Australian Pictorials
All contact my mail or email only please.
Att: John Boom
PO Box 1443
NSW, Australia 2450
I first started making the pictorials around 2004 and then later came the
website around 2006 initially as part of another site and I then went to a
dedicated website url. The idea of making Australian pictorials is to provide a
rich viewing source of Australian photos and videos, show historic buildings
and sites and provide a snapshot of Australian towns and areas for all to
see. Building uses change constantly and historic heritage buildings
disappear and also change along the way. So we try to preserve a view for
all to see.
Australian Pictorials is a rich growing resource for Australian town tourism as
well. Because now people can see what many towns have to offer in their
central areas. Many towns will benefit as people will want to travel to these
towns when in the area so they too can see many of these Australian towns.
We also produce a series of various photo topics that cover many interests
and the Australian way of life under: National Australian Pictorials on the
front page index. Have a look through these special topics as there are many
interesting things to see and experience.
Some of the photos supplied in the national Australian pictorials section were
kindly supplied by our Flickr members so please take the time to have a look
through their great works in photography.
My full collection of Australian Pictorial Photos can be found on my Aussie
Photo site, which is like the library of every photo I take. I can't put all photos
on this site so I had to establish an extra site to cope with the thousands of
photos I take.
MORE ABOUT WHAT I DO
Every town I film making Australian Pictorials is an adventure for me. I like to
see the history of each town and area and I try to imagine how many towns
were when they were new and how people lived then. Town history
fascinates me and if I had time I'd like to hear stories from every town from all
the oldest residents as to how each town used to be when they were young.
Quiet often I talk with people and I get their life story as to how it was.
This is why I've only recently added a call out from those people to email
those stories into me so we can keep some sort of historical record of
recollections alive from various town areas. But getting people to do this is a
big ask these days with so many caught up in their current lives they don't
seem to want to pass on details of their past and early childhood
experiences. All this will be lost after they're gone and to me that's such a
shame not to pass something on to others. Perhaps some of your readers
can spread the word for me.
I like to search out old and interesting stuff where I can and I'm often walking
down back streets and laneways to get that special photo of something that
most people can't see any value in like a falling down old building or shed. An
old car sitting rusting away in a paddock. Every photo has a story to tell and
you can see in it what you can imagine. I suppose that may seem a little old
fashioned but that's what I look for always when filming. I try and keep a
record of what's still left to pass on to others to see for the future. Our
culture, the hopes and dreams of people gone and what they've left behind.
Australian towns are disappearing at a rapid rate now more so than ever
before. Many are no longer economically viable since the railways stop
coming through most of them and that was the final nail in the coffin for many
towns as you see them today.
As buildings fall into disrepair many no longer get restored or repaired as the
return back to the owners can never be recouped either in money or in use
so many are just left to slowly decay to the stage when no one will rescue
them from that state anymore.
I've filmed some 1,000 towns all around Australia now and its such a shame
to see it all going at such a fast rate now. Another 50 years will most likely
see more than 50% totally disappear as those residents pass on. The shops
are already closed in most of these areas and they've already had their time.
Tourism is the only thing that's holding some of the places together but most
will never be able to survive for long on what's coming there way.
Advertising Your Business In The Towns
If you have a business in a town listed on our site and you'd like to
advertise your business on that page with one of your business banners
please contact us.
Please note we only take banner advertising associated to tourism or the
businesses from the actual towns.
Advertising your business like say a tourism attraction is a great way to
attract visitors to your particular town. Or to attract visitors to your business
while they plan to visit in your area. Ideal for Caravan Parks, Tourism
Attractions and even many other local businesses like hotels and stores.
Go to our Banner page for our rates and banner size details etc.
Click Here For Banner Info!
Corporate Sponsors Wanted
We will graciously accept sponsorship for this non-profit website. Sponsorship
is only used to pay operating overhead trip expenses and no personal wages
are paid for.
If your company or business would like to sponsor Australian Pictorials and like
the work we are doing please contact us so we can continue to make many
more pictorials of Australian towns.
Corporate Partner Benefits
- You company will receive Australia and worldwide coverage from people
visiting our site.
- Your company name/logo will be prominently displayed on all town
pictorial pages and on the front index page.
- The opportunity to provide an input of towns and areas still to be done.
- The chance to provide Australia with an online photographic history of
The annual sponsorship fee for Corporate Partners is $12,000 (including
GST) per annum. The amount is reoccurring until you cancel.
Note: No payments are refunded once made.
Making a donation would also be gratefully received toward our
expenses in making Australian Pictorials. Any philanthropists that
would like to see my work continue and expand can make a payment
using the details below.
Donations and sponsor contact by mail:
Att: John Boom
Po Box 1443
Nsw, 2450 Australia
Direct bank deposit:
National Australia Bank
BSB: 082 551
Donations by using Paypal:
Just use the button below to donate any amount you like thanks.
No refunds are entered into once a payment has been made.
Corporate Payment Requirements Provide the "Url address" to your website.
Use this button to make your yearly payment.
Then email us your banner or logo in "jpeg format only".
The banner / logo can be in any shape and is placed on all town pages.
We will resize it to a suitable size. Make sure the quality is suitable.
Email Your Details To Here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use this unsubscribe button to have your Corporate
advertising removed at any time. No refunds are
entered into once a payment has been made.
A selfie photo while filming towns around Australia.