The development of smaller cameras and more durable film in the late 19th and early 20th century added a whole new dimension to explorations by bicycle.
Edward ‘Ryko’ Reichenbach took advantage of that technology to publicize his record-setting, 3,000 km south-north bicycle ride across Australia in just 28 days in 1914.
Some photos taken by the 21-year-old of his bicycle explorations around Australia survive today. The Northern Territory Library is showing some of those images in an exhibit to commemorate his journey.
You can find a story about Reichenbach and more photos at the Daily Mail.
Also, the library prepared “teachers notes” for classes visiting the exhibit.