Rogues Gallery: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Collection

These cartes-de-visite of Tasmanian prisoners printed in an oval mount are held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. They were originally held in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, together with another three hundred or more 1870s mugshots taken at the Hobart Gaol by government contractor Thomas J. Nevin which were acquired by the QVMAG as part of the bequest from the estate of John Watt Beattie in the 1930s. When they were removed from Beattie’s collection and taken down to the Port Arthur prison heritage site for an exhibition as part of the Port Arthur Conservation Project in 1983, they were not returned to the QVMAG. They were deposited instead at the TMAG .

The QVMAG list (acquired here in 2005) showed a total of 199 mugshots, but only 72 were physically held at the QVMAG when the list was devised. A total of 127 mugshots were missing by 2005. Two mugshots in this sequence – numbers 198 and 200 of prisoners James Mullens and William Smith, each bearing verso Nevin’s government contractor Royal insignia studio stamp – were deposited at the State Library of NSW, Mitchell collection (SLNSW PBX 6274) ca. 1907, among a dozen more which do not bear the numbering on recto.

The Port Arthur Conservation Project 1983, Elspeth Wishart
Notes from the QVMAG catalogue Q1985: P: 0068
Cdv and uncut print of prisoner Bewley Tuck.

Fifty-six (56) cdvs of Tasmanian prisoners arraigned at the Supreme Court Hobart and photographed at the Hobart Gaol on incarceration and discharge in the 1870s, now held in the TMAG collection, are displayed here. For more information about each prisoner’s photograph, and for the prisoner’s police records on this site, search by his name.

See these articles:

CHARLTON, George
TMAG Ref: Q15571

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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SMITH, Job alias CAMPBELL alias BRODIE
TMAG Ref: Q15572

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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SEWELL, William
TMAG Ref: Q15573

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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GLENN, James
TMAG Ref: Q15574

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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OWENS, Thomas
TMAG Ref: Q15575

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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RYAN, William
TMAG Ref: Q15576

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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GREGSON, John
TMAG Ref: Q15577

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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CAMPBELL, William as SMITH, Job
TMAG Ref: Q15578 see also TMAG Ref: Q15572

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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HARRISON. William
TMAG Ref: Q15579

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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DORAN, Alfred
TMAG Ref: Q15580

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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HESTER, Cornelius
TMAG Ref: Q15581

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MORAN, John
TMAG Ref: Q15582

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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SMITH, Thomas
TMAG Ref: Q15583

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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DAWSON, William
TMAG Ref: Q15584

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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DUNN, John alias DEMPSEY
TMAG Ref: Q15585

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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DOWLING, John
TMAG Ref: Q15586

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MERCHANT, James
TMAG Ref: Q15587

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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LEATHLEY, George
TMAG Ref: Q15588

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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BOOTH, Ephraim
TMAG Ref: Q15589

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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PRICE, William
TMAG Ref: Q15590

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WEST, Robert
TMAG Ref: Q15591

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WYNNE, James
TMAG Ref: Q15592

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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RYAN, Thomas
TMAG Ref: Q15593

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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SMITH, Henry
TMAG Ref: Q15594

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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BURTON, Phillip
TMAG Ref: Q15595

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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BLORE, Samuel
TMAG Ref: Q15596

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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ROGERS, James
TMAG Ref: Q15597

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WALMSLEY, Joseph
TMAG Ref: Q15598

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MAYNE, John
TMAG Ref: Q15599

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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CLABBY, Henry
TMAG Ref: Q15600

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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KELLOW, William
TMAG Ref: Q15601

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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GLEESON, Cornelius
TMAG Ref: Q15602

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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HARRISON, James
TMAG Ref: Q15603

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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BRADY, James
TMAG Ref: Q15604

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MURPHY, Daniel
TMAG Ref: Q15605

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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KELLY, Stephen
TMAG Ref: Q15606

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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HICKS, Richard
TMAG Ref: Q15607

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WOOD, Thomas
TMAG Ref: Q15608

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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McCULLUM, Hugh
TMAG Ref: Q15609

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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NESTOR, John
TMAG Ref: Q15610

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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GROWSETT, George
TMAG Ref: Q15611

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WHITE, John
TMAG Ref: Q15612

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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FITZPATRICK, John
TMAG Ref: Q15613

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MARTIN, James
TMAG Ref: Q15614

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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SAYER or SAWYER, William
TMAG Ref: Q15615

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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FISHER, George
TMAG Ref: Q15616

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WILLIS, George
TMAG Ref: Q15617

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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PHILLIPS, Richard
TMAG Ref: Q15618

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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MALDEN, Samuel
TMAG Ref: Q15619

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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BRITTON or BRITTAIN, John
TMAG Ref: Q15620

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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CLARK, David
TMAG Ref: Q15621

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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WILLIAMS, John
TMAG Ref: Q15622

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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RUSSELL, William
TMAG Ref: Q15623

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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POPE, John per Flinders
TMAG Ref: Q15624

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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DAVIS, Daniel
TMAG Ref: Q15625

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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GLASSFORD, George or WHITE
TMAG Ref: Q15626

Photographer: Thomas J. Nevin
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