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- Mugshots removed: William Ford 1886
- Morrison, John or Norman, John
- Tasmanian prisoner records from TAHO at Flickr
- Two mugshots of Hugh Cohen/Cowen/Cowan 1878
- “Lines on the much lamented death of Rebecca Jane Nevin” by John Nevin 1866
- Prisoner mugshots by Constable John Nevin to 1890
- Mugshots of James Geary 1874 and 1889
- Mugshots removed; Reilly or Riley, Thomas
- Convict portraits by Thomas J. Nevin at the National Library of Australia
- Two couples, two dogs by A. Bock and T. Nevin
- Robert aka James Ogden, photographed by Nevin 1875
- Paris Expo 1855: Captain Goldsmith’s blue gum plank
- Thomas J. Nevin’s Blue Ink Series
- Cousins Edward and Elizabeth baptised at St Mary’s Rotherhithe
- Captain Edward Goldsmith and the wreck of the James 1830
Thomas J. Nevin produced large numbers of stereographs and cartes within his commercial practice, and prisoner ID photographs on government contract. He was one of the first photographers to work with the police in Australia, along with Charles Nettleton (Victoria) and Frazer Crawford (South Australia). His Tasmanian prisoner vignettes ("mugshots") are the earliest to survive in public collections.
DisclaimerWe have not voluntarily contributed to any publication which supports the misattribution of Nevin's prisoner/convict photographs (300 extant) to the non-photographer A.H. Boyd, nor do we condone any attempts by public institutions or private individuals to co-opt the work on these Nevin weblogs and associated sites to apply the misattribution.
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THOMAS NEVIN’S ELEVEN The Mitchell Library at the State Library of NSW has catalogued eleven prisoner photographs so far which were taken by Thomas Nevin and his younger brother Jack Nevin at the Hobart Gaol between 1875 and 1884. All … Continue reading
From the David Scott Mitchell Collection, 1907 … Photography © KLW NFC 2009 ARR. Above: Detail of Nevin’s carte of condemned prisoner James Sutherland with the blue hand-tinted scarf intended to reflect reality, one of several extant hand-tinted prisoner mugshots … Continue reading
Who were they? They were T.J. Nevin’s sitters for police records, mostly “Supreme Court men” photographed on committal for trial at the Supreme Court adjoining the Hobart Gaol when they were isolated in silence for a month after sentencing. If sentenced for a long term at the Supreme Court Launceston, they were photographed, bathed, shaved and dressed on being received in Hobart. These procedures, past and present, were reported at length by a visitor to the Hobart Gaol and Supreme Court in The Mercury, 8th July 1882: Continue reading