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411463
  • Title
    Settlement of Port Arthur (Penal Settlement), Past and Present, / Photographed by Anson Bros., Wellington Bridge, Hobart
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXD 512
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1871-1891
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    411463
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 36.2 x 48.6 cm. - 1 album (containing 12 albumen photoprints)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    J.W. Beattie was employed at Anson Brothers, 1882-1891. In 1891, Beattie purchased the studio and its stock, later printing under his own name.
  • Scope and Content
    1. Port Arthur, from Dead Island
    2. Port Arthur in 1888
    3. Port Arthur During Convict Occupation
    4. Penitentiary, Port Arthur, during Convict Occupation
    5. Interior Penitentiary.
    6. Hall, Model Prison, Port Arthur
    7. Chapel, Model Prison
    8. General View, Model Prison, Port Arthur
    9. Invalid Depot and Lunatic Asylum.
    10. Dead Island, from Point Puer
    11. Mount Arthur, and Coast Point Puer
    12. Cliffs Point Puer.
  • Source
    Transfer from Mitchell Library Printed Books F986.3/A, December 1984
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • Description source

    Titled printed in red text on mount beneath each photograph
  • Variant title

    Gilt text on red front cover, "Port Arthur / Past & Present"
  • General note

    Alfred Lee bookplate inside front cover.

    Each photograph has a red border around the image on album page.

    Some photographs have slightly varying titles printed along lower edge of photograph.
    No. 11 also has printed title, "Entrance to Port Arthur from Point Puer"
    No. 12 is alternatively titled, "White Rocks, Point Puer, Port Arthur"
    Paged in December, 1984.

    This album holds some prints that are housed in Settlement of Port Arthur (Penal Settlement), Past and Present, / Photographed by Anson Bros (PXD 513). A similar copy, with some variations, is held the Dixson Library collection; Port Arthur Past & Present / by Anson Bros (DL PXX 64).

    Two further albums of the same title are held in the State Reference Library collection at TX00284 and TX00285.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1287054
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Title and photographer's details are taken from printed text on title page.
  • Date note

    One photograph dated 1888.

    The earliest date is that of the Penitentiary (no. 4) by A. H. Boyd, Camp Commandant 1871-1874 (see view in 'Views in Tasmania', vol. 2, page 10 filed at PXD 511)
  • Conservation note

    Fumigated in 1985
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  • Place
  • Open Rosetta viewer

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