Prisoner Samuel PAUL


NLA Catalogue (incorrect information)
Title Samuel Paul, native, taken at Port Arthur, 1874 [picture].
Date 1874.
Extent 1 photograph on carte-de-visite mount : albumen ; 9.3 x 5.6 cm. on mount 10.5 x 6.4cm

Samuel Paul was probably photographed twice, first on his incarceration at the Hobart Gaol as soon as Thomas J. Nevin began the systematic documentation of prisoners in 1871, and again by Nevin at the Hobart Gaol on the prisoner’s release, 20 March 1878. The original verso has a transcription added at some time in the 1900s by archivists with the error in time and date of photographic capture.


Samuel Paul was sentenced to one month for gambling 1 April 1868

Samuel Paul was convicted of rape and sentenced to death 14 September 1869.

Samuel Paul was reprieved, term reduced to 15 years and photographed at the Hobart Gaol in 1871 on arraignment. Discharged from the Hobart Gaol on 20 March 1878, sentence remitted and probably photographed again by T.J. Nevin with his brother Constable John Nevin on release.