With the passing of Eva Morris nee Nevin (1917-2008), grand daughter of photographer Thomas J. Nevin and Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day, we include a selection from her private collection of family photographs. Please respect copyright.
Eva Morris nee Nevin ca. 1938
Eva Morris nee Nevin (1917-2008) granddaughter of photographer Thomas J. Nevin and & Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day, daughter of their youngest son Albert and his wife Emily Nevin nee Davis. Taken in 1938 while boarding the Zealandia to Sydney from Hobart. Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection 2009 ARR.
Photographer Thomas J. Nevin ca. 1865-8
Self-portrait of photographer Thomas James Nevin ca. 1865-8 holding a stereoscopic viewer and wearing white gloves. Taken at his studio, The City Photographic Establishment, 140 Elizabeth St. Hobart Town. Watermarked. Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection 2009 ARR.
Elizabeth Rachel Day ca. 1868
Portrait of Elizabeth Rachel Day ca. 1868, fiancee of Thomas J. Nevin. They married at the Wesleyan Chapel, Kangaroo Valley (Lenah Valley, near Hobart, Tasmania) in 1871. This carte-de-visite was taken by Thomas J. Nevin while in partnership with Robert Smith, operating as the firm Nevin & Smith. The verso carries their studio stamp. Watermarked. Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection 2009 ARR.
The Nevin and Axup families ca. 1938
Thomas and Elizabeth Rachel Nevin’s adult daughters Minnie Nevin (b. 1884, extreme left) and May Nevin (b. 1872 extreme right) were photographed with their aunt, Elizabeth’s sister, Mary Sophia Axup nee Day (second from left) and her adult daughter Eva Baldwin (second from right), their cousin.
From left to right:
Thomas & Elizabeth Nevin’s daughter Mary Ann Nevin, known as Minnie Nevin
Thomas Nevin’s sister-in-law Mary Sophia Axup nee Day, sister of Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day
Mary Sophia Axup’s daughter Eva Baldwin nee Axup,
Thomas and Elizabeth’s Nevin’s daughter Mary Florence Elizabeth Nevin, known as May Nevin.
Taken at a railway station ca. 1938. Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection 2009 ARR.
Sergeant Tom Nevin jnr aka “Sonny” mid 1940s
Thomas James Nevin jnr, first born son (1874-1948) of Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin, was known as “Sonny” to the family. He married Gertrude Tennyson Bates in 1907, of the Bates, Cetnar and Laughlin families, USA. He was photographed here as Sergeant Tom Nevin of the Salvation Army in his uniform a few years before his death in 1948. Copyright © KLW NFC Private Collection 2009 ARR.