Clfford and Nevin: the journey from Hobart to Port Arthur 1873-4
The misattribution to the commandant at the Port Arthur prison, Adolarious.Humphrey Boyd, Dr Coverdale’s predecessor, as a photographer in any genre, let alone the photographer of prisoners who are invariably termed “convicts” whenever “Port Arthur” is invoked in the same narrative, was argued as a “belief” by Chris Long in the 1980s and 1990s, despite all evidence available to him pointing to the use of commercial photographers in prisons by governments in the colonies of South Australia, Victoria and NSW. There were also readily available newspaper, police and treasury documents of the period detailing Thomas J. Nevin’s contractual work in the courts and prisons with the Municipal and Territorial Police . … More Clfford and Nevin: the journey from Hobart to Port Arthur 1873-4
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