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South Sea Islanders

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y309D

Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs mounted on card with handwritten captions on the reverse of the mounts. No record has been found of the firm W. and E. Dufty (their stamp on the reverse of the print mounts gives the firm’s location no more explicitly than ‘South Sea Islands’), but it would seem almost certain that it was connected with the work of Francis H. Dufty, a photographer in Levuka in 1871.


  • Creation: 1875


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Francis H. Dufty arrived in Levuka, Fiji in June 1871. His brother, Alfred W. B. Dufty, arrived to join him from Sydney on 29th December 1871. They opened a photographic and jewellery business next to the 'Fiji Times' office in Levuka. Alfred Dufty moved to Suva in 1883 and Francis followed in 1886. Alfred eventually left Fiji for Sydney in June 1887. Francis returned to Melbourne in 1892.


3 item(s) (3 images)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition apart from overall yellowing.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Oceania, fiche number 4.


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


Dufty Brothers

Includes index.
2006-10-24 15:40:02+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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