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  • Title
    Album of views, illustrations and Macarthur family photographs, 1857-66, 1879 / by various photographers
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXA 4358/Vol. 1
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1857-1866; 1879
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    442525
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : Whole pages display first, followed by single images of Australian content.
  • Physical Description
    1 album (approx. 500 items incl. approx. 50 photographs including cartes-de-visite, cabinet photographs, stereo albumen photoprints ; pencil sketches ; reproductions & prints) - 37 x 28 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Brown cloth-bound album which includes the following views of Australian or Pacific interest: (All are photographs except as indicated. The titles are in ink, except where stated. Identifications in pencil are in a different hand. Titles supplied by the Library are given in brackets. * denotes stereoscopic photographs.)

    2(a). Elizabeth Bay, Sydney 1858 [showing a man sitting on a garden wall] *
    6(a). Natives & Canoe Ysabel Island Solomon Group
    6(b). Tutuila - Samoan Group
    6(c). Canoe House Uji Solomon Group
    7(a). [Canoe]
    7(b). Natives of Ysabel - Solomon Group
    7(c). [Native dwellings]
    8(a). Ovalau — Cruize of Curacoa 1865
    8(b). Native Girls Uji Solomon Islands
    9(a). [Natives outside dwelling]
    9(b). [Portrait of a native]
    9(c). [Native dwellings. Anapata? In pencil to right of photograph]
    10. [Scene in the Pacific?] Duplicate on page 33
    12(c). [Group on a verandah. Presumably Macarthur Family. Reproduced. in Cato’s ‘The Story of the Camera in Australia’ between p.16-17. Initials ‘E. N.’ lower left]
    15(b). Fany Onslow *
    l8(a). Camden Park
    l8(b). Camden Park
    l8(c). Camden Park
    19(a). [Group of naval officers including] Capt. [Francis] Hixson, H.M.S. Herald, Arthur Onslow, Adl. Denham
    19(b). [Group in a garden, stated by G. Pretty 31.4.63 to be scenes on the lawn at Camden Park]
    19(c). [Photographs of people one labelled ‘J. Smith’ in a garden, stated by G. Pretty 31.4.63 to be scenes on the lawn at Camden Park]
    19(d). Street in Matamoros Mexico
    20. Camden church 60s [i.e. St. John’s Church, Camden]
    21. [Group of men some in uniform, several wearing a ‘77’ badge? From East Middlesex 77th Foot Regiment. stationed at Victoria Barracks 1857—58?]
    22(a). [Portrait of native]
    22(b). [Drawing room or sitting room of a house (could be at Camden Park)]
    22(c). [Portrait of native]
    25(a). [View identified by G. Pretty 31.4.63 as facade at Camden Park]
    25(d). [Unidentified distant view of buildings. The same
    again at 61(d)]
    26. [6 photographs probably of Pacific Islanders] see also 90a [Torres Strait Islanders] identified by S. Mullins, Sept. 1986.
    29(d ). H.M.S. Phaeton.Halifax. N.S. - 1862
    29(e). H.M.S. Marlborough Malta 1864
    29(f ). Photograph of Benedictine Monastery, Rydalmere, formerly ‘The Vineyard’ property of Hannibal Macarthur. Identified by G. Pretty 31.4.63. The same as those at 61(c) and l29(c)
    30(a). H.M.S. Phaeton 1862 English Harbour Antigua *
    30(c). H.M.S. Orlando 1864
    33. [6 photographs probably of Pacific Islanders. See also pp.10, 39]. [Torres Strait Islanders, includes photo of ‘mummified’ child prepared in characteristic Erubian fashion]. Identified by S. Mullins, September 1986 (ML 1685/80).
    34. [A plantation]
    35(a) Tivoli Rose Bay N.S.W. 1859 [ of the Dumareaq Family] *
    36. [Two photographs of mining, possibly of gold]
    37. [Pencil and watercolour portrait of a girl]
    39. [Two photographs probably of Pacific Islanders. Duplicate at p. 33. [Torres Strait Islanders] Identified by S. Mullins Sept. 1986 (ML 1685/80)
    40. [St. Marks Church and Rectory, Darling Point. ca. 1860]
    41(b). [Tree fern by F. W. Ward 1859]
    41(c) [Carriage near gum tree] *
    42. Botanic Gardens Sydney 1858 [by] Captain Ward, [and] Sydney Gardens - 1858 [by] Captain Ward
    42(a). Tanna New Hebrides - Cruize H.M.S. Iris. 1858 [by] Moresby *
    43(c). New Hebrides. 1858 [ taken by same photographer] *
    43(b). [Waterfall]
    44(b). Darling Point Sydney 1860
    50(a). Sydney University - 1857 [described in Cato, Jack ‘The Story of the Camera in Australia’ as stonemasons at work on the gargoyles at Sydney University] *
    50(c). George St. Sydney 1857 [described in Cato ‘The Story of the Camera in Australia’ as wool on wagon from Camden] *
    52(a) Regatta Balmain 1858 *
    52(b). [Unidentified group of men, possibly some members of Macarthur Family or friends of the Macarthurs]
    52(c). Sydney Cove 1857 *
    53-60. Hydrographic Notice no. 7: South-Western Pacific Ocean. London Hydrographic Office, 1857 [Booklet]
    61(b). [Unidentified group of men, possibly some members of Macarthur Family or friends of the Macarthurs]
    61c. Benedictine Monastery, Rydalmere, formerly ‘The Vineyard’, property of Hannibal Macarthur. Identified by a reader 1968. See also 29(f) & 129(a) (p.)
    61(d). [Unidentified view. The same as.25(d)]
    64. [6 unidentified miniature portraits]
    65. H.M.S. Challenger [ photos of chart of depths and isothermal lines at the various depths]
    69(a) King Georges Sound and Albany, Western Australia 1858. *
    69(b) King Georges Sound and Albany, Western Australia 1858. *
    69(c) King Georges Sound and Albany, Western Australia 1858. *
    69(d) King Georges Sound and Albany, Western Australia 1858. *
    70. Two photographs taken during the excursion of H.R.H. Prince Alfred & Sir George Grey in South Africa. 1860
    71. Two photographs taken during the excursion of H.R.H. Prince Alfred & Sir George Grey in South Africa. 1860.
    73(a). Gunyah & Natives Moreton Island 1859. *
    73(b). Native of Albany King Georges Sound 1858
    73(c). Malietoa 1865 Samoan chief in War Costume
    73(d). Native & Hut. Albany Western Australia 1858. *
    76(a). House of Herbert Costella Yering Victoria 1866. [Charles Walter]
    76(b). Native Reserve - Victoria 1866. [Charles Walter]
    77(b). [The Cloisters, Perth, W.A.]
    78(a). Native Woman King Georges Sound 1858
    78(b). [London Hotel] Albany K. G. Sound 1868
    78(c). [Unidentifed group]
    79(a). Harbour of Makeira San Christoval Solomon Islands 1854
    79(b). H.M.S.Herald Sydney Harbour 1857
    79(c). H.M.S.Iris Farm Cove 1857
    82(a). [Undidentified landscape]. *
    82(b) [ group of men possibly members of the Macarthur Family or friends of the Macarthurs]. *
    82(c). Surveying Party in the Valley of the Grose 1858-9. *
    83(a). [Unidentified group of men, possibly members of the Macarthur Family or friends of the Macarthurs]
    84. Sir William Macleay [titled in pencil]
    85. Capt. Dumaresq [titled in pencil]
    86. G.I. Onslow [titled in pencil] W. Hetzer
    87. Arthur Pooley Onslow [titled in pencil] W. Hetzer
    88. F.M. Onslow [titled in pencil]
    89(a). [Unidentified group, one person labelled ‘Uncle Frank’ in pencil] [Torres Strait Islanders] identified by S. Mullins Sept. 1986
    90(a). [Views of huts, natives & whites in a Pacific Island: on photo the same p.26]
    90(b). [Views of huts, natives & whites in a Pacific Island: on photo the same p.26]
    91(a). Unveiling of Cooks Statue from Museum 1789
    91(b). Unveiling of Cooks Statue from Museum 1789
    92. Mrs Kennethina Macleay [titled in pencil] W. Hetzer
    93(b). [Government House] *
    93(d). [University of Sydney showing Parramatta Road in foreground along which is travelling bullock teams loaded with wool] *
    94(d). Sand Church Cemetery, Surry, 1861 - burial place of Elizabeth Macarthur Onslow [information supplied by Annette Macarthur Onslow 22.8.1980]
    95. Rongavai or Club House of a Cannibal Island. New Hebrides. [Reproduction of a sketch signed ‘RM ’75 or BM?]
    96(a ). John Denis Macdonald [Additional crew on the ‘Herald’]
    96(b). W[illiam] F. Parson’s [titled in ink. Master of the survey ship ‘Herald’]
    97. Capt. A. Onslow R.N. [titled in pencil. Reproduced in Cato’s ‘The Story of the Camera in Australia’. Between pages 16-17]
    98. J.[oseph W.] Smith [additional member of crew of the survey ship ‘Herald’]
    99. Ed[ward] Wild [additional member of crew of survey ship ‘Herald’
    100. F[rancis] Hixson - [Lieutenant on ‘Herald’ recorded in Navy list 1858]
    101. [Unidentified man]
    103(e). Tivoli. Rose Bay 1857
    103(f). Tivoli. Rose Bay 1857
    104(a). [Unidentified ship in a harbour]
    104(b). [Group of Pacific Islanders? on a wharf] [Torres Strait Islanders] Identified by S. Mullins, Sept. ’86.
    104(c). [Unidentified man sitting on rocks. Vegetation suggests near Sydney]
    106(a-h). [Natives and groups of Pacific Islanders in front of hut. [Some duplicates of pages 26, 39] [Torres Strait Islanders, one photo shows a woman wearing an Enbian (Darnley Island) mourning costume] Identified by S. Mullins, Sept. ’86
    107(a). Albany, K. G. Sound *
    107(b). View near Albany - K. G. Sound *
    107(c). Elizabeth Bay Sydney - 1858 *
    107(d). Garden Elizabeth Bay 1858 *
    107(e). Garden Brownlow Hill Mr & Mrs Macleay D. [Frederick M] Raynor [sic. Rayner. Surgeon on board survey ship ‘Herald’] *
    107(f). Moreton Island Queensland [showing natives seated in front of gunyah] *
    108(a). Paine Island - Beacon Torres Straits 1860 *
    108(b). Mellish Cay. H.M.S. Herald in the Distance 1859 *
    108(c). Beacon erected on Mellish Cay by H.M.S Herald from wreck of French War steamer Duroc 1859 *
    109(a). [Tropical vegetation] *
    109(b). [Tropical vegetation] *
    109(c). [Native artifacts]
    109(d). [Tropical vegetation] *
    109(e). [Landscape]
    109f. [Garden scene]
    110-112. [The views on pp.—112 seem to form a panorama from Iron Church, Macquarie Street to end of Dawes Point if placed in the following order: 110(b), 111(a), 112(a), 111(b), 112(b), 110(a)]
    110(a). [Dawes Point]
    110(b). [Macquarie Street]
    111(a). [Lower Macquarie Street]
    111(b). [West side of the Cove showing Commissariat Stores]
    112(a). [Head of Cove looking S. West from the East side]
    112(b) [West side of the Cove showing Campbell’s Wharf]
    113. [View of Fort Macquarie looking South, with Government House in the background]
    114(a). [Unidentified bush view] *
    114(b). [Unidentified paddle steamer] *
    114(c). [Unidentified bush view] *
    115(a). [Vegetation]
    115(b). [Vegetation]
    115(c). [Headland with a person looking out to sea, near a culvert] *
    115(d). [Vegetation]
    116(a). [Family group near a house] *
    116(b). [Rocky foreshore] *
    116(c). Tivoli [with group] *
    116(d). Tivoli [with group] *
    116(e). [ Garden with large pool] *
    116(f). [Native Miamia or Gunyah] *
    117(a). [Ship in dock at Fitzroy Dock at Cockatoo] *
    117(b). [Camping scene or picnic] *
    117(c). [Old retaining wall?] *
    117(d). [Garden seat] *
    118(a). [The Royal Exchange] *
    118(b). [Fitzroy Dock, Cockatoo Island] *
    118(c). [The Australian Museum] *
    118(d). [North Head] *
    119(a). [George Street showing corner of Barrack St. and the Commercial Banking Co.’s building before extensions and the Bank of N.S.W. on the corner of Wynyard Street before extensions] *
    119(b). [East side of Circular Quay, probably looking from behind Campbell’s wharf] ). *
    119(c). [Pitt Street at Hunter Street] *
    119(d). [Distant view of Sydney] *
    120(a). [George Street ca.l856 showing the old G.P.O.] *
    120(b). [Bent Street from the Sydney Botanic Gardens showing the Free Public Library on the corner] *
    120(c). [Circular Quay from Fort Macquarie] *
    120(d). [Free Public Library on the corner of Bent Street] *
    121(a). [Governor Bourke statue] *
    121(b). [ Street looking W. showing the Australian Club on the corner of O’Connell Street and in the background the Colonial Secretary’s Department] *
    121(c). [Government House from Bennelong Point] *
    121(d). [View from the Flagstaff looking S.E., Princes St. in foreground] *
    122(a). [Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral and belfry] *
    122(b). [Iron Church, Macquarie Street] *
    122(c). [Saint Philips, Church Hill] *
    122(d). [Saint James Church] *
    [NB One half of a stereographic portrait on p.124 has been cut of f taking with it half of the stereograph p. l23(a).]
    l23(a). [Main facade Camden Park, identified by G.Pretty 31.4.63]
    l23(b). [Water view]
    l23(c). Tivoli [titled in pencil]
    l23(d). Tivoli [titled in pencil. Shows a photographer at work in mid distance]
    l24(a). [Group some persons identified in pencil as] Sir W. Macarthur, Bowman, Mrs. Marcarthur, [illegible], Mr. Macarthur
    l24(b). [Unidentified group]
    l24(c). [Elizabeth and Emily Macarthur]
    l24(d). [Group, some persons identified in pencil as A. Onslow, Lillah Dumaresq?] 125. [Views possibly of the Sydney Botanic Gardens]
    126. [Views possibly of the Sydney Botanic Gardens]
    l27(a). [Hornby Light]
    l27(a). [The Gap]
    l27(b). [Possibly at Watson’s Bay]
    l27(c). [Possibly at Watson’s Bay]
    l28(a). [Possibly at Sydney Harbour]
    l28(b). [Ship in Fitzroy Dock, Cockatoo Island]
    128(c). [Mountain view]
    128(d). [Mountain view with camp in foreground]
    129(a). [Benedictine Convent, Rydalmere, formerly, The Vineyard, the property of Hannibal Macarthur. Identified 1968
    129(b). [Government House with stables in foreground]
    129(c). [View from Dawes Pt. Battery or Fort Macquarie]
    129(d). [View showing Fort Denison, probably Farm Cove in foreground]
    130(a). Moreton Island 1859, Queensland
    130(b). Native Woman, Albany King George’s Sound, 1858
    l30(c). Native Gunyahs Moreton Island, 1859
    130(d). [Group of school children]. School Camden Park (copy in PXA 4358 vol.2 f.18)
    l3l(a). Pitcairn Islanders in Norfolk Island
    l3l(b). “The Larnesit or “Mr James”. Taken M. F.Moresby H.M.S. Iris 1857-8. [ on negative]
    131(c). “The Larnesit or “Mr James”. Taken M. F.Moresby H.M.S. Iris 1857-8. [ on negative]
    132. [Two unidentified groups on a veranda possibly Pitcairn Islanders]
    143. [Four unidentified groups possibly Pitcairn Islanders]
    144(a). [Landscape]
    144(b). [Group of military officers]
    144(c). [Landscape]
    145(a). [George Street looking North from near King Street showing the old G.P.O.]
    145(b). [Saint Andrew’s Cathedral during construction]
    145(c). [Saint Marks Church and rectory, Darling Point]
    146. [Group at] Rio 1857 [“MFMoresby” on negative]
    147. [Lithograph] Farm Cove, Sydney [showing Herald, Torch, and Serpent]
    148(a). [Rocky shores]
    148(b). [Probably Australian aborigines]
    148(c). [Rocky shores]
    148(d). [Probably Australian aborigines]
    149(a). [Group probably of Australian aborigines]
    149(b). Mellish Cay and beacon, 1860
    149(c). [Fern trees]
    152. [Map of Australia showing] Track of H.M.S.Herald between Dec. 21st 1857 and Dec. 23rd 1860 Lieut. A. Onslow R.N
    153. [Map of Australia showing] Track of H.M.S.Herald between Dec. 21st 1857 and Dec. 23rd 1860 Lieut. A. Onslow R.N
    155. [Group at Rio?, 1857. “MF Noresby” on negative]
    156(a). [Unidentified portrait]
    156(b). [Unidentified portrait]
    156(c). [Unidentified portrait]
    156(d). [Group of prominent men possibly members of the first Legislative Assembly]
    156(e). [Unidentified portrait]
    156(f). [Unidentified portrait]
    158(a). [Pen and ink sketch] Stiff breeze, Ship close hauled
  • Source
    Presented by Lady Stanham, August 1957
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Partial typescript contents list with manuscript annotations affixed inside album cover

    The album may have belonged to Arthur Onslow at one time as it includes photographs of HMS Herald, its Captain & officers, other ships in which he served and places visited on his cruises. Many of the captions appear to be in his handwriting. According to Jack Cato in his "The Story of Camera in Australia", an album very similar in description to this was William Macarthur's prviate album and consists of pictures chiefly taken by him (pp. 14-15]. However, this is clearly a later assemblage of images by several photographers, chiefly Onslow and William Hetzer. The Macarthur attribution by Cato is no longer considered sound.

    Macarthur bookplate affixed to inside front cover

    Microfilm available at CY 491, frames 001 - 349
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824195
  • Date note

    Some images dated and identified in margins
  • Conservation note

    Spine is detached from volume, leaves are brittle and general condition of the album is poor
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