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901274
  • Title
    Captain Thomas Watson, sea captain and surveyor, between 1869-1874 / photographer J. Hubert Newman
  • Creator
  • Call number
    P1/1919
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    between 1869-1874
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    901274
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 photographic print - 10 x 6.2 cm - carte de visite
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Thomas Watson was born in Deptford in 1795. He married Hannah Hostage in 1818 and arrived in Sydney in 1821. In 1822 he was appointed Superintendent of Macquarie Light House. He was responsible for the statues of James Cook in Liverpool and Hyde Park, Sydney. He died at home in Randwick in 1879.

    Reference:
    Biographical details on a sheet accompanying this portrait from J. A. Thomson, Richmond, N.S.W.

    A detailed record of Captain Watson's life is held at the Genealogical Society, Richmond Villa, York Street, Sydney

    Reference:
    A roving commission : naval reminiscences / by Crawford Pasco. Melbourne : George Robertson, 1897 (London : R. Clay)
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
  • General note

    Transferred from P1/Watson, Capt. Thomas (BM), July 2010
    Digital order no:a4366019
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    "... Randwick, N.S.W. presented by W. H. Brown, Esq, 29 January 1931" -- in ink on the reverse

    "who had the sandstone statue of Capt. Cook made from Pyrmont snadstone. This photo is reprod. in Pascoe - Roving commission, p 96" -- in pencil on the reverse

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