Rogues Gallery: Tasmanian Museum & 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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