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  • Title
    Major Thomas Wingate papers and photographs, 1830-ca. 1869, and Eleanor Wingate papers, 1843-1866
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  • Date

    1830-ca. 1869
  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 991, frames 1-155
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material and photographs (1 volume)
    6 photographs - albumen prints

    Major Thomas Wingate (1807-1869), a retired English army officer and reservist with the NSW volunteers, was also an amateur artist and photographer. He arrived in Sydney ca. 1850, having served as lieutenant with the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Foot in India, where he prepared a series of lithographs of the campaign. In 1854 he was commissioned as a Major commanding the 1st New South Wales Rifle Volunteers, the first local unit raised by an Act of the Legislative Council. In 1858 he married Eleanor Terry, née Rouse, seventh child of Richard Rouse, builder of Rouse Hill House at Parramatta. Eleanor married twice, in 1831 to John Terry of Box Hill, and in 1858 to Wingate. Wingate lived at Percy Lodge, 22 Wylde Street, Potts Point from at least 1858 until his death in 1869. He also photographed the house and garden at Rouse Hill, ca. 1859-65. References:
    Downey, M. "Major Thomas Wingate: an early Australian reservist", Sabretache, June 2002; Historic Houses Trust of NSW website: http://www.hht.net.au/
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01
    Major Thomas Wingate papers, 1830-1850, and photographs ca. 1858-1869, with Eleanor Wingate papers, chiefly compiled as Eleanor Terry, 1843-1866

    SERIES 02
    Collection of photographs of Potts Point, Victoria Barracks and Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney / by Major Thomas Wingate, 1858-1869
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