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PHOTOGRAPHERS working in TASMANIA 1860s-1900s HOBART, LAUNCESTON & REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS ABBOTT, Alfred. Amateur. Hobart. 1859-1863 ABBOTT, Charles (brother). Amateur. Hobart. 1857-1859. AIKENHEAD, William. Launceston. Amateur 1860-1890. ALLPORT, Morton. Amateur. Holbrook Place 1859-1866. AMERICAN STUDIO CO. Collins St. 1880; Allen … Continue reading
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Souvenir Cruet of the Model Prison This piece of souvenir ware was “Made in Germany, “, and was either “57″ in a series or made at a coded location, according to the mark on the bottom of the large bowl … Continue reading
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Thomas, Gertrude and Athol Nevin travelled to and from California on board the steamers, S.S. Ventura and S.S. Sonoma, 1920-1922 to visit Getrude’s family, the Tennyson Bates. Source of steamer postcard images CardCow.com First born son of Thomas James and … Continue reading
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May was the child who witnessed the expansion of her father’s commercial studio practice in the early 1870s to include his commissions with the Colonial government working in prisons. She was the child whose father was also a police photographer and whose uncle Jack Nevin was a Constable at the Hobart Gaol. Her education was significantly enhanced by ready access to the world’s newspapers and books held in the Public Library, housed within the Hobart Town Hall, when her parents took permanent residency there on her father’s appointment to the civil service in 1876. Continue reading
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Nettleton’s Patent (Victoria) National Archives of Australia Ref: A2388 Registers of Proprietors of Paintings, Photographs, Works of Art and Sculpture Charles Nettleton’s government commission to take photographs of the Benevolent Asylum, National Museum, the Royal Mint (1873) etc Photography © … Continue reading
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Thomas J. Nevin exhibited the photograph at the Wellington Park Exhibition, Hobart, in July 1868. It appeared in the publication Tasmanian Photographers 1840-1940: A Directory (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1995:82) Continue reading
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Commercial photographers in Tasmania in the 1870s and 1880s were extended two basic but very different types of government support, and these differences are evident in the designs of their studio stamps. Henry Hall Baily, for example, used a stamp signifying patronage by the Governor of Tasmania. He photographed notable citizens, visiting VIPs and official functions, often with the express intention of submitting his photographs to national and international exhibitions. In other words, Baily was never contracted under tender to work for the Colonial government, merely rewarded for special commissions by the Governor. His stamp from the mid 1880s was printed with the words “Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sir G. C. Strahan”, and the initials “K.C.M.G” beneath. Thomas J. Nevin, by contrast, was issued with a stamp which contained the design of the Supreme Court seal and the Prisons Department publications banner because he served the Colonial government as a photographer on a regular basis in Supreme Court sittings. Continue reading
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Another poem written by John Nevin in 1868, titled “My Cottage in the Wilderness”, is held at the Mitchell Library, SLNSW, in the David Scott Mitchell Collection. See this article: John Nevin’s “My Cottage in the Wilderness” 1868. John Nevin, … Continue reading
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This is a rare hand-tinted portrait taken by Thomas Nevin of his fiancee while in partnership with Robert Smith, who may have been an independent photographer prior to his partnership with Nevin. By about 1863, according to Esther Mather (d.1872, … Continue reading
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This Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery notice about their photographic collections appeared in November 2006. It is now September 2010, and the promised website with viewable databases of their vast photographic holdings is still not up and running. The TMAG holds a sizable collection of rare works by Thomas J. Nevin. Continue reading