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  • Title
    Charles Lawrence - photographs and realia, ca. 1864-1898
  • Call number
    PXA 956
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1864-1898
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 9 photoprints (including 2 cabinet photographs, 4 carte de visite) - 1 postcard - 16.5 x 13.7 cm. or smaller
    Objects - 1 metal watch fob that emulates a cricket ball with hinged lid. Mounted on lid in a tripod formation are 3 cylindrical stumps, a cricket bat, and single stump. Ring and loop at top of ball to attach to fob chain. - 5.5 (height) x 2 cm. (diam.)
  • Scope and Content
    Lawrence family portraits (PXA 956/1-5)
    1. Mr Lawrence, Northcote, Melbourne [studio portrait]. This is a brother, cousin or uncle of Charles Lawrence who lived in Northcote.
    2. Mille Lawrence [studio portrait as a girl]
    3. Mille Leech nee Lawrence, Melb.
    4. Leech family, Brighton [postcard of parents and 4 children]
    5. Charles Lawerence, Brighton, Vic.
    Cricket portraits (PXA 956/6-10)
    6. [Probably the All-Ireland United cricket team at Phoenix Park, Dublin, ca. 1858]. Lawrence is probably standing at 2nd left back row.
    7. [Studio portrait believed to be Johnny Mullagh, 1867] / Chandler & Lomer, 419 George Street, Sydney (refer to the notes about this portrait below)
    8. Lawrence, Captain [in bowling stance] / P. Dawson, Hamilton & Warrnambool, Vic. [1866-1868]
    9. [Group portrait of Aboriginal cricketers with Lawrence and William Shepherd, on tour, Swansea, 1868]
    10. Charles Lawrence [with cricket bat]
    Realia (R 925)
    Watch fob belonging to Charles Lawrence
  • System of arrangement
    Chronologically where date is known
  • Access Conditions

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

    Nos. 6-7, 9 titled from : Christie's auction catalogue, 26 March 2002
    Re photograph no. 6. The venue may be the Vice Regal Cricket Ground at Dublin established by Charles Lawrence for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The match could be The Gentlemen of Dublin v The Players of Dublin, 28 June 1855 - information supplied by Rex Harcourt, see ML 1063/74
    No.7 [Studio portrait believed to be Johnny Mullagh, 1867]. Note the subject in this image does not resemble other portraits of Johnny Mullagh held in the Mitchell Library. See: Aboriginal cricketers alongside the Melbourne Cricket Ground Pavilion, c.1867 (MPG/113); Australian aboriginal cricketers (DL Pf 140).
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823857
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Peter. C. Curtis to Charles Lawrence Sydney NSW 1868 handwritten in ink on paper inside fob.
    Some photographs are titled on the back
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