National Library of Australia Catalogue
Part of the collection of photographs compiled by Australian photographer E. W. Searle while working for J. W. Beattie in Hobart during 1911-1915.
On the photograph held, the image including the name of the subject appears in reverse.”Official Prison Photographs from Port Arthur” and “Types of Convicts”–Inscription on page of album, below photograph.
Subject Lee, William.
The NLA has attributed this image to the copyists Searle and Beattie, ca. 1915. William Lee was photographed by Thomas J. Nevin on discharge , 12th September 1874. Lee was admitted to various pauper institutions and released on several occasions over a period of ten years.
POLICE RECORDS for William Lee
William Lee per Neptune, aged 78 years, last tried August 1872 for being idle and disorderly, discharged on 1st October 1873 from the Brickfields Depot, Hobart.
William Lee, pauper, discharged from Brickfields Depot, Hobart 12 September 1874
William Lee, pauper, discharged 29 January 1875
Source: Tasmania Reports of Crime Information for Police 1871-1875. James Barnard Government Printer.
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