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The last Tasmanians

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3088C

Scope and Contents

Three prints mounted on thin card and captioned on the reverse. The captions have been recorded as found. These photographs show head and shoulders portraits of some of the last representatives of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.


  • Creation: 1866


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Biographical / Historical

Dr. Charles A. Woolley was a commercial photographer based in Australia. He had a studio at 42 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, circa 1860-1870. He photographed the last surviving Tasmanian Aboriginal people for the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition of 1866.


.001 cubic metre(s) (3 images )

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Generally good condition, apart from overall yellowing.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche number 75.


For a contemporary study of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people see: Bonwick, James ‘The Last Tasmanians’, Sampson Low: London, 1870.


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


Woolley, Charles A, 1834-1922, photographer

Includes index.
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