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The Glenorchy Landslip 1872

GLENORCHY LANDSLIDE  June 1872
PRISONER CORNELIUS GLEESON
STEREOGRAPHS 1872

Thomas Nevin was married and a first-time father by June 4th, 1872 when heavy rains and the great landslide at Glenorchy destroyed houses, farms, businesses and streets and tore boulders and vegetation from the slopes of Mount Wellington. 4,558 more words

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Prisoner William RYAN wholesale forger at the TMAG

The Press described William Ryan as “respectably attired” in September 1870 at his appearance in court on charges of forgery. They also reported that he was someone who showed deep emotions when given sentence, and someone even prone to dissembling, fakery and over-acting. 2,314 more words

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Prisoner Cornelius GLEESON 1873 and 1916

Police photograph (mounted cdv) of prisoner Cornelius Gleeson
Taken by T. J. Nevin,  December 1873, Hobart Gaol
TMAG Collection Ref: Q15602.1

Verso: Prisoner Cornelius Gleeson… 2,872 more words

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Hobart Gaol camera and mugshot books 1891-1901

Marion’s Excelsior Camera, 22 & 23 Soho Sq., London W,
The firm operated from this address between c.1866 – 1913.
Held at the Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site, Campbell St. 3,230 more words

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Nevin's photographs at the Art Gallery NSW exhibition 2015

STEREOGRAPH of STUDIO etc ELIZABETH St.
MUGSHOT of PRISONER WILLIAM RUSSELL

Stereograph by Thomas J Nevin bottom of page 270
Catalogue for the exhibition The Photograph and Australia, Judith Annear (ed) 1,270 more words

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Calling the shots in colour 1864-1879

Understandable, it seems, that a commercially produced photograph in 1860s-1870s Tasmania would show some sort of colouring to enhance its decorative or sentimental appeal, especially if the narrative suggested by the photograph was the civilizing of Tasmanian Aborigines who were thought to be near extinction by the last few decades of the 19th century, and that the photographic studio renowned for bold artistic experimentations with colouring was Friths on Murray Street, Hobart. 3,780 more words

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Donation of Nevin graphica from private collector to the NLA

We are delighted to announce that a private collector and American resident has generously donated to the National Library of Australia, Canberra, a total of 45 photographs of Port Arthur convicts taken by Thomas J. 490 more words

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