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Julia Clark must face up to academic fraud

A decade ago we began documenting online a very strange case of misattribution regarding the work of 19th century commercial photographer Thomas J. Nevin for the Colonial Government of Tasmania, specifically his provision of prisoner mugshots taken in the 1870s of habitual offenders convicted at trial, returned on arraignment, or discharged from various sites of incarceration: the Port Arthur Penitentiary, the Supreme Court Hobart, the Hobart Gaol (Campbell Street), and the Mayor’s Court at the Municipal Police Office, Hobart Town Hall. 4,320 more words

Convict Portraits By T. J. Nevin

Blame it on Beattie: the Parliamentarians photograph

There was no photographer by the name of Adolarious Humphrey Boyd, amateur, official or otherwise, in 19th century Tasmania, yet in 2007 the National Library of Australia revised their correct attribution to commercial and police photographer Thomas J. 2,488 more words

Exhibitions And Publications

Photographers A. Bock, S. Clifford and T. Nevin at Port Arthur

The Port Arthur officers’ cricket team, March 1866.

Title: Officers at Port Arthur Cricket Team
Creator(s):Bock, Alfred, 1835-1920
Date: Between 1858 and 1867
Description: 1 photograph mounted on board : sepia toned ; 7 x 10 cm. 2,967 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Morrison, John or Norman, John

This young prisoner was originally named as John Morrison in the National Library of Australia’s catalogue, eg. for the NLA exhibition “In a New Light: Australian Photography 1850s-1930s”, 9 Oct. 355 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Convict portraits by Thomas J. Nevin at the National Library of Australia

In June 2005, the National Library of Australia had digitised just 25 photographs of their collection of 84 prisoner identification cartes-de-visite of Tasmanian prisoners, titled “Convict portraits, Port Arhur,1874″, with the long-standing and correct attribution to commercial and police photographer Thomas J. 123 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Robert aka James Ogden, photographed by Nevin 1875

Prisoner Robert Ogden (1861?-1883), known as James Odgen,
executed on 4th June 1883 at the Hobart Goal for murder.
Photographed by Thomas J. Nevin at the Hobart Gaol, 23 September 1875. 1,282 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Samuel Clifford, Thomas Nevin and two cameras

UPDATE 3 July 2012 and 9 March 2013

The DOUGLAS STEWART FINE BOOKS catalogue listing for the stereograph, On Brown’s River mentions this article in the following comment: 1,258 more words

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