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439958
  • Title
    [Thomas Ware Smart and his wife, ca. 1857-1858]
  • Call number
    MIN 400
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1857-1858
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    439958
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - visible image 9 x 6.5 cm, case 12 x 9.6 x 2.5 cm (closed) - 2, 1/4 plate ambrotypes in pinchbeck frames, inside velvet-lined leather case
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Ware Smart was born in Sydney, the son of a convict bootmaker Thomas Smart. After successfully setting himself up as an auctioneer and estate agent in 1836, he branched into other activities such as banking and flour milling. He married Mary Anne (nee Kenyon) in 1842 and was appointed a magistrate in 1845. A self-made man, Smart was a successful businessman and associate of T. S. Mort, a founding Director of a number of companies, Colonial Treasurer and Secretary for Public Works, 1863-1866. He lived in a regency mansion Mona, Darling Point, where he opened a valuable picture gallery to the public in 1861.
    Reference: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.6. Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1976
  • Source
    Purchased Mar 2004
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    These seated portraits were probably taken by an English photographer, while the couple were in England between 1855-1859.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 852935
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