Prisoner James JONES alias Brocklehurst, known as Spider

Two extant carte-de-visite duplicates from T. J. Nevin’s original negative taken of prisoner James Jones at the Hobart Gaol in late February 1875 on Jones’ discharge, are extant in public collections, viz. the National Library of Australia, and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, each with different numbering on the front mount. This prisoner, James Jones aka Brocklehurst, known by the moniker “Spider” is not to be confused with the prisoner Elijah Elton who used the alias “John Jones” and was known by the moniker “Jack Flash”, an error which has appeared on the NLA catalogue notes. See this article here.

NLA Ref: PIC P1029/27a LOC Album 935/nla.obj-142917516 (incorrect information)
James Jones, per Theresa, taken at Port Arthur, 1874 [picture] 1874. 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : albumen ; 9.4 x 5.6 cm. on mount 10.5 x 6.3 cm.

Another duplicate is held in the QVMAG collection with different numbering on recto:

James Jones, alias James Brocklehurst, was photographed by Thomas Nevin – not at Port Arthur, but at the Hobart Gaol, late February, early March 1875. QVMAG collection.

A photocopy is also held at the Archives Office of Tasmania.

James Jones, alias James Brocklehurst, photographed by Thomas Nevin – not at Port Arthur, but at the Hobart Gaol, late February, early March 1875.

Police Records for James Jones

James Jones known as Spider, absconded, 26 June 1872

James Jones, 48 yrs old, alias Brocklehurst, was arrested 15 July 1872 by Sub-Inspector McVilley [sic,, i.e. McVilly], convicted 18th July 1872 for larceny, sentenced to 12 months.

James Jones or Wm alias Brocklehurst was discharged on 3 March 1875, and photographed by  T. J. Nevin at the Hobart Gaol prior to discharge in the last week of February 1875.

James Jones aka Brocklehurst discharged from a 3 yr sentence for larceny and absconding, photographed by Nevin on discharge, March 1875.
Source: Tasmania Reports of Crime Gov’t Printer