Prisoner James HARRISON

Harrison, James

Also at Archives Office of Tasmania


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Harrison, James per Rodney 1 print from negative at QVMAG,vignette at NLA, TMAG, AOT, Nevin’s original negative dated 1873, reprinted 1874.



James Harrison per Rodney 1 was sentenced to 10yrs  on 5 July 1866 and discharged from the Hobart Gaol on 26 November 1873 (aged 43) when he was photographed by T. J. Nevin.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery holds a copy with misattribution to the non-photographer (and certainly no “artist”), Commandant at the Port Arthur prison, A.H. Boyd:
TMAG Catalogue entry:

ITEM NAME: Photographic print:
MEDIUM: Albumen silver carte de visite,
MAKER: A H Boyd [Artist];
TITLE: ‘[Convict] “125” “99 / James Harrison per Rodney 1 / Taken at Port Arthur 1874”.’
DATE: 1874