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  • Title
    Bingle family : scrap album, 1856-1889
  • Call number
    PXA 941
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  • Physical Description
    1 album (147 pages plus 69 loose items, including 12 photographs) - 29.5 x 24 cm.

    John Bingle of `Puen Buen', Upper Hunter, NSW, had three children: Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Cross and John Rayden. His neighbour was surgeon, politician and amateur photographer, Joseph Docker of `Thornthwaite'. See the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.1
    For a written history of the Bingle family see ML MSS 486/1b pp.245-264 (CY 2296) Mitchell Library
  • Scope and Content
    Typical of the period, album contains manuscript poems, music, autographs, photographs, sentimental prints and miscellaneous drawings by Sarah C. Bingle and others. Of particular interest are:
    Calotypes (or salt prints from glass negatives), ca. 1850-1855, taken by Joseph Docker of `Thornthwaite', the property abutting John Bingle's property `Puen Buen' (Call No.: pp.39,73,97,99,105,119,143)
    Albumen photoprints of St Andrews Scotch Church and Watt Street with view to the Harbour, Newcastle, 1860 (Call No.: pp.93,113)
    Silhouette portrait (with bronzing) of Sarah C. Bingle, 1837 (Call No.: p.109)
    Emu feather arrangement by Sarah C. Bingle, 1857, from feathers `Captured on the Downs' (Call No.: p.85)
    Dried leaf arrangement from `Puen Buen' (Call No.: p.55)
    Seaweed arrangements by Sarah C. Bingle, 1857 (Call No.: pp.145,147)
    Indian mica paintings (Call No.: pp.126-7)
  • Access Conditions

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

    A similar print of `Thornthwaite' (p.39) reproduced in The Mechanical Eye in Australia / A. Davies & P. Stanbury. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823734
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    `Mary Elizabeth Bingle from her affectionate Father, 1856. Newcastle 2nd June 1856' -- flyleaf inside album cover
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