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Nettleton, Charles, 1832-1902 (photographer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1832 - 1902

Biography

Charles Nettleton was a commercial photographer based in Victoria, Australia. He arrived in Melbourne in 1854 and joined the photographic business of Duryea and McDonald, where he took charge of the outdoor work. Nettleton took official photographs illustrating the metropolitan development of Melbourne. He opened his own studio in 1858 (Cato 1955, p.31-33). From 1858 to 1900 Nettleton had a variety of studios in Melbourne, Carlton and Fitzroy. At different times he operated as: Hewitt and Nettleton; Melbourne Stereoscopic Company, Manager; Calder and Nettleton (Davies and Stanbury 1985, p.204). Nettleton photographed the official opening of the first railway train to run in Australia. He took many photographs recording the development of Melbourne, including images of the water and sewerage system, trams, bridges, viaducts and streets. For a time he was the official police photographer and in 1880 photographed Ned Kelly. Nettleton produced the first album of photographic views offered to the public in Australia. He died on January 4th 1902. (Cato 1955, p.31-33).

Sources:

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.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

[Junction of Gisborne Street and Parliament Place], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/13
Scope and Contents

389 x 271 mm. A view looking down on the junction of these two streets with a large unidentified building in the foreground, presumably Government offices of some kind (the State Public Offices).

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Part of the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/9
Scope and Contents

388 x 272 mm. A view looking along a path in the Gardens, lined with trees and with statues at intervals.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Royal Mint, Melbourne], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/10
Scope and Contents

389 x 274 mm. A view of the Mint seen from William Street. The building, which was designed by the Public Works Office and completed in 1870, is a handsome classical house with the Royal coat of arms above the entrance. This front block comprises the offices and residence, with the works behind (the chimney is visible in this photograph).

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[South-easterly view], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/18
Scope and Contents

389 x 274 mm. A view looking over the roofs of small hotels and commercial buildings towards open land on the far side of the River Yarra. A photograph taken at an earlier date than Y3089B/17: the Town Hall, visible at the extreme left of the print, still has scaffolding surrounding the tower. Part of Queen Street can be seen at the left of the photograph.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[Spring Street], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/15
Scope and Contents

390 x 271 mm. A view showing a section of the southern end of Spring Street at its junction with Little Collins Street. Part of Port Melbourne can be seen in the distance.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[St Patrick’s Cathedral], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/11
Scope and Contents 388 x 273 mm. A view looking across Gisborne Street towards the partially built Cathedral at the left of the picture. The road to the right of the church is Cathedral Place. The building of the Cathedral started in 1863 and in this photograph the main body of the church is completed, with work still in progress on one of the towers. In the background the beginnings of work on the transept (commenced in 1870) can just be seen. The wooded area to the right of the photograph is part of the...
Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[View along Lonsdale Street], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/16
Scope and Contents

390 x 276 mm. A view looking eastwards along Lonsdale Street with the partially completed St Patrick’s Cathedral visible on the skyline (see Y3089B/11). Queen Street crosses the photograph in the foreground, the buildings which line it being predominantly small hotels and boarding houses.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[View south], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/19
Scope and Contents

390 x 274 mm. A view looking over gardens and backyards towards open land in south Melbourne. The sea can be seen at the right of the print as well as parts of the suburbs of South Melbourne and St. Kilda.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[View towards Port Melbourne], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/20
Scope and Contents

388 x 273 mm. A view looking over commercial premises, small factories and warehouses towards Hobson’s Bay in the distance. In the middle ground of the print the masts of ships moored in the Coode Canal and the River Yarra can be seen.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[View towards Port Melbourne], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/21
Scope and Contents

390 x 273 mm. A view looking over commercial and residential premises towards open land, beyond which lies the Yarra’s outlet into Hobson’s Bay.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

[View towards Port Melbourne], 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B/22
Scope and Contents

387 x 273 mm. A view looking across hotels and houses towards an enclosed expanse of water in the distance (exact location unidentified). In the foreground stands the small wooden building of the West Melbourne Common School.

Dates: 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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