Views of Port Darwin Harbour and Gold-mining District
Scope and Contents
Ten mounted prints, uncaptioned and measuring approximately 205 x 140 mm. showing views of the harbour and town, and of the gold mining districts inland.
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Biographical / Historical
Paul Heinrich Matthias Foelsche was born on March 30th 1831 in Moorburg, near Hamburg. At eighteen he enlisted in a German Hussar Regiment. At twenty-five he migrated to South Australia. In November 1856 he was appointed Trooper, third class, in the Mounted Police. Foelsche was transferred to Strathalbyn. He was appointed sub-inspector in charge of the new Northern Territory Mounted Police and took up his position at Darwin in 1870.
10 item(s) (10 images)
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Generally good condition, although all are yellowing to some degree and have gum and paper adhering to the front of the mounts, where they have been removed from their frames.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented (with Y3083B) by Mr. H.W.H. Stevens, of Port Darwin.
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche number 16.
This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Foelsche, Paul Heinrich Matthias, 1831-1914, Inspector of Police and photographer
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