Dufty Brothers (fl. 1871-1892) (photographers)
- Existence: fl. 1871 - 1892
Francis H. Dufty arrived in Levuka, Fiji in June 1871. His brother, Alfred W. B. Dufty, arrived to join him from Sydney on 29th December 1871. They opened a photographic and jewellery business next to the 'Fiji Times' office in Levuka. Alfred Dufty moved to Suva in 1883 and Francis followed in 1886. Alfred eventually left Fiji for Sydney in June 1887. Francis returned to Melbourne in 1892.
'Fiji handbook 1879'
'Cyclopaedia of Fiji (1907), Sydney, N.S.W.: Cyclopaedia Co. of Fiji.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Buroo and Thocku, Ouëa Island natives, 1875
119 x 174 mm. An elaborate studio portrait of two natives standing among a simulated outdoor setting of rocks, palm fronds and other vegetation. Ouëa is presumably Ouvea, one of the Loyalty Islands, north-east of New Caledonia.
Eake, New Caledonian woman, 1875
120 x 183 mm. A half-length studio portrait of a bare breasted New Caledonian woman.
Kaleko, Lifu Island native, 1875
120 x 177 mm. A view showing a Lifu Island man, armed with a wooden club and standing in a similar studio set-up to the previous plate. Lifu is the largest of the Loyalty Islands.
South Sea Islanders
A collection of photographs mounted on card with handwritten captions on the reverse of the mounts. No record has been found of the firm W. and E. Dufty (their stamp on the reverse of the print mounts gives the firm’s location no more explicitly than ‘South Sea Islands’), but it would seem almost certain that it was connected with the work of Francis H. Dufty, a photographer in Levuka in 1871.
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 1
- Europe (continent) 3
- France (nation) 3
- New Caledonia (dependent state) 3
- Oceania (continent) 3
- Loyauté, Îles (island group) 2
- Nouvelle-Caledonie (island) 1
- Ouvéa (island) 1
- Pacific Ocean (ocean) 1
- South Sea Islands (islands) 1 ∧ less