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Barnes family photographs

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3087I

Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs of family and friends of Thomas William Barnes, an Irishman who emigrated to Australia probably around 1876. The collection consists of:

(a) 11 photographs framed behind celluloid and showing scenes in the outback.

(b) 55 small (approximately 57 x 90 mm) carte-de-viste portraits taken by various commercial firms in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

(c) 15 large (approximately 100 x 137 mm) carte-de-visite portraits by various Australian commercial photographers.

Nothing is known of T W Barnes beyond his place of birth - Waterford, and his date of birth - 11th December 1838 (an affidavit confirming this, signed by the Registering Officer for the Society of Friends in Waterford, is included in the collection). It would seem likely he went to Australia around 1876, as this is the date of the affidavit and it would seem likely that it was needed either as an immigration formality or to establish his bona fides at some stage after his arrival in Australia. No clue is given as to his profession. A few of the pictures are identified on the reverse, but most remain anonymous apart from a batch of sixteen small cartes-de-visite portraits (numbers 51-66) which are identified as photographs of the Blood family.

A list of commercial photographers represented in Y3087I:

E T Church, 55 Donegall Place, Belfast. Y3087I/12.

L Lange and Son, Talbot Street, Majorca, Victoria, Y3087I/1, 2, 13.

Adelaide Photographic Company, Neales Buildings, King William Street, Adelaide. Y3087I/42, 43.
Duryea, Townsend, 66 King William Street, Adelaide. Y3087I/39-41, 54.
William H. Hammer and Co, 6 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Y3087I/68, 69.
Nixon and Manning, 66 and 68 King William Street, Adelaide. Y3087I/44, 45, 56, 63, 70.
Saul Solomon, 51 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Y3087I/35-38, 64, 65, 66.

Bardwell, 21 Collins Street, Melbourne. Y3087I/75.
Perez Mann Batchelder and Co, 41 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Y3087I/22-26.
J Botterill, Beehive Chambers, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Y3087I/32, 33.
Foster and Martin, 55 and 57 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Y3087I/27-9, 72.
Johnstone and O’Shannessy, 3 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Y3087I/14-21.
Stewart and Co, 217 Bourke Street East, Melbourne. Y3087I/30,31.
William Nutting Tuttle and Co, 84 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Y3087I/34,71.

Mr and Mrs Oswald Allen, 360 George Street, Sydney. Y3087I/46.
Boyd’s San Fransisco Palace of Art, 250 and 252 George Street, Sydney. Y3087I/47.
Creelman and Co, Burlington Gardens, Corner of King-George Streets, Sydney. Y3087I/48.
John Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Sydney. Y3087I/49.

Wm B Latimer, 145 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Y3087I/73, 74.
Patterson and Co, Argent Street, Broken Hill. Y3087I/67.
Philip Rodgers, Address unknown. Y3087I/76, 77.
Spike and Kerton, Address unknown. Y3087I/50.
Stevens and Co, Wilcannia and Silverton. Y3087I/81.
Stevens, Henry T, Address unknown. Y3087I/78, 79.


  • Creation: 1872 - 1896

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81 item(s) (81 images)

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Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche numbers 72-73.


The collection has been reproduced in Don Seton Wilkinson, 'Photographs of the Dalwood Vineyards' (2011).


This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.



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