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  • Title
    Vice-Admiral John Hunter, second Governor of NSW 1795-1800 / painted ca 1813, by William Mineard Bennett
  • Call number
    DG 394
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1813 or 1815
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 painting - oil on canvas in gilt wooden frame - visible image 74 x 62 cm., in frame 77 x 64 cm.

    John Hunter arrived in Australia in the First Fleet as second Captain of the Sirius under Governor Phillip. He succeeded Phillip as Governor of NSW from 1795-1800. Hunter was a noted naval officer who did much of the original survey of Sydney Harbour.
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Signed and dated at lower right-hand side (last digit of date obscured).

    A note on the history and purchase of the portrait, copies of 2 letters by Mrs W.A. Griffiths, mother of the previous owner, Captain G.B.K. Griffiths, and a photocopy of a photograph of the portrait (possibly one of those taken in 1948) are filed at Picture Source File - DG Pic.Acc.88

    Hunter's portrait was bequeathed by Hunter's niece Christian Maude [?] to her nephew Charles Maule Kerr, merchant of Leith, left by his will to his widow and after her death to pass to his nephew Captain George Kerr.

    Bonwick Transcripts, Biography, pp.668-9, A2000.

    George Cochrane Kerr bequeathed the inherited portrait to his daughter Mrs W.A. Griffiths.

    Some notes on the family of Admiral John Hunter, A 3102
    Digital order no:Album ID : 843723
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  • Exhibited in

    Matthew Flinders : The Ultimate Voyage - State Library of New South Wales
    Government House, Sydney - Government House (Sydney, N.S.W.) (May 2004 - June 2014).

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