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  • Title
    Grant family photograph albums, photographs and drawings, ca. 1865-1971
  • Call number
    PXE 1177/Box 1
    PXE 1177/Box 2
    PXE 1177/Box 3
    PXE 1177/Box 4
    PXA 1574/Box 1
    PXA 1574/Box 2
    ON 488
    ON 489
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1865-1971
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    21 drawings - 38 x 56 cm and smaller - pen & ink, pencil:
    6 albums (approx. 700 photographs) - 27 x 37 cm and smaller: ; 27 x 37 cm and smaller
    Approx. 200 photographs - 43 x 45 cm and smaller
    2 negatives - 12 x 13 cm and smaller - glass :
    20 negatives - 14.5 x 9 cm and smaller - film :

    Donald Grant, came to Australia in 1865 as a jackaroo on a sheep station in the Riverina. He then became manager of at Illilawa Station near Hay. He married Elizabeth Clarke and they had seven children - George, Margaret, Hector, Grace, Malcolm, Sutherland and Lois. In 1912 Grant moved to Leeton with Lois and Margaret and became one of the first successful rice growers in the district. The collection includes numerous photographs of Dorothy Greville Cumming who attended Ascham School with Lois and became an actress.
  • Scope and Content
    PXE 1177/Box 1
    Album containing views of Sydney and rural New South Wales including: Maroubra Speedway, Narrabeen, Union Club, Curraweena Homestead, Darling River, Cobar, Bourke, Tumut River and Condobolin.

    PXE 1177/Box 2
    Album containing views of Pyrmont, Balmoral, Cootamundra, Leeton, Rankin Springs.
    Album containing views of Illilawa; family members and others including Donald Grant, Dorothy Greville Cumming, Lois Grant, Sutherland Grant, Captain Alec Donaldson, ca. 1902-ca. 1918.

    PXE 1177/Box 3
    Photographs: family members and others including Lois Grant, Margaret McLeod Grant, Sutherland Grant and George John Grant.

    PXE 1177/Box 4
    Photographs of Illilawa Station, 1890s?; Illilawa Cricket Team, ca. 1894; and Elizabeth Clarke, Mrs Donald Grant, mother of Lois Grant, 1890s (opalotype).
    20 drawings mainly of champion cattle & horses, sheep, dogs and birds by Donald Grant, 1930s-1940s. Includes portrait of "R.J.M." 1937, pen & ink and pencil.PXE 1177

    PXA 1574/Box 1
    Album containing photographs mainly of family members and others.
    Album containing views of Sydney (including Vaucluse, Nielsen Park, Newport, Bondi, Botany Bay), Windsor, Royal National Park, Griffiths, Leeton, Illilawa Station near Hay.
    Album containing photographs of Leeton and District, 1912-1913.

    PXA 1574/Box 2
    Photographs: Illilawa Station; family members and others including Donald Grant, Lois Grant, Hector Gordon Grant, Dorothy Greville Cumming, Elizabeth Grant, Frank Fay, Samuel Wilson, Captain Alec Donalson, Gordon Mcleod Clarke, Sutherland Grant, Rev. Anderson Gardner.

    ON 488
    Glass Negatives: Donald Grant on T.P.T; two unidentified women.

    ON 489
    Film negatives: family members and others.

    Forms part of the Grant family - papers, ca. 1874-1971, at MLMSS 3342
  • Source
    Presented by Lois Grant, September 1977 Pic.Acc.4059
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright restrictions may apply: Photographs created before 1955 are out of copyright. Photographs created after 1955 are in copyright.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Pic.Acc. Update Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.4059 as part of the eRecords Project, 2012-2013
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