Blog post from Friday, 26 September, 2014

This week we commemorate two milestones over on Flickr Commons.

First, September 30 is our sixth birthday on the Commons – we’ve been uploading selected images from our photographic collections to Flickr Commons since 2008. Now, we have almost 2 500 images, arranged into 100 thematic albums.

Second, we’ve recently passed 20 million views of our images on Flickr Commons! That’s a lot!

Thank you to everyone who has viewed, used, commented on and enjoyed our photographs. We love them, and it looks like you do too!

To celebrate, we’ll be sharing six of our most popular images from the Commons in a six day countdown to our September 30 birthday.


Billy and Graham Green from the Salvation Army Camp practise a little deceit, Collaroy Beach, ca. 1940 / photographer unknown

These two tricksters are playing on Collaroy beach as part of a Salvation Army camp in around 1940.

The brothers are rated number one for ‘interestingness’ out of all our Flickr Commons photos. Not bad for a holiday prank!

Holiday camps are still held by the Salvation Army at their Collaroy Centre.