Commanding Officers of the Cape Town Volunteers, 1861
Scope and Contents
A studio group portrait showing the uniformed figures of, from left to right:
Colonel John Thomas Eustace (1825-1910), soldier and civil servant. Gazetted into the 60th Rifles 1844, served in Canada and later in the Crimea with the Osmanli Irregular cavalry. He retired to Wynberg and later in life became a civil servant, being appointed Resident with Chief Sarili at Butterworth from 1875-1879. He was appointed Civil Commissioner for Namaqualand in 1879 and ended his career as Civil Commissioner at Mossell Bay. He commanded the Cape Royal Rifles and was M.P. for Cape Town from 1869-74.
Captain William Porter (1805-1880). Porter was called to the Irish Bar in 1831 and practiced there before becoming Attorney General at the Cape 1839-1866. He was on sick leave 1862-1864. He served on the Legislative Assembly 1869-1872 and left the Cape in the following year. See Y3059D/5 for another portrait.
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1 photographic print(s)
90 x 124 mm.