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Hall, Robert, d. 1866 (photographer)



  • Existence: d. 1866


'Professor' Robert Hall was a commercial photographer active in Australia. He set up a studio in Currie Street, West End, Adelaide, in 1846. He took the first portraits in Perth (Cato 1955, p.171). Hall occupied various studios in Adelaide until his death in 1866 (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.172; Cato 1955, p.171).


Cato, Jack (1955), 'The story of the camera in Australia'. Melbourne : Institute of Australian Photographers.

Davies, Alan and Stanbury, Peter (1985), 'The mechanical eye in Australia: photography 1841-1900'. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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Portrait of John McDouall Stuart, April 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308C
Scope and Contents 56 x 68 mm. Showing a seated head and shoulders portrait of the explorer. Around the perimeter of the print, is printed 'Professor Hall, Photo: Adelaide, Apr: 1863.' Stuart (1815-1866) was born in Fife and emigrated to South Australia in 1839. His first exploring expedition was with Charles Sturt in 1844, after which he practised as a surveyor until 1858. In that year he explored the Lake Torrens and Lake Gairdner hinterland, discovering rich grazing land of which he was later granted...
Dates: 1863-04
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