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  • Title
    Series 02: Portraits of the Pinhey, Fitz Stubbs and Bingle family members, Mathilde Marchesi and photographs of two Sydney residences and a monument to William John Wills in Totnes, England, ca. 1862-1956
  • Call number
    PXE 1017
    V*/WOR W 1/5
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1862-1956
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    33 photographs - albumen, gelatin silver
  • Scope and Content
    This collection includes portraits of members of the Pinhey, Fitz Stubbs and Bingle families. It includes a photograph of Paris-based singing teacher Madame Mathilde Marchesi (Dame Nellie Melba's teacher) and photographs of her former pupil Rosina Pinhey in opera roles. Rosina Pinhey's stage name was Rosina Sydna. Also included are photographs of 2 family residences and a monument to William Wills in Totnes, England. Sizes refer to the measurement of the image only.

    Bingle and Fitz Stubbs families and Mathilde Marchesi portraits

    1. Reginald William Bingle, ca. 1914 / photographed by Speaight Ltd, [London], 13.7 x 9.8 cm, “Great grandson of John Bingle of Puen Buen nr Newcastle and grandson of William Townley Pinhey of Glebe Point, Sydney. Captain in the AIF First World War after his return to Melbourne, he was accidentally killed. Son of Walter David Bingle and Emily Bingle (nee Pinhey)”
    2. Robert Fitz Stubbs, ca. 1850s, 8 x 6 cm
    3. Mathilde Marchesi, 1904 / Ae. Mor. Benque, 33, Rue Boissy d'Anglas, Paris; 111, Rue des Marechaux, Varsovie, 19 x 12.6 cm

    Pinhey Family

    4. Alfred Townley Pinhey, ca. 1920s, 15.2 x 10.4 cm, “Died March 26th, 1926. Aged 46 years. Manager of the Strand Branch London of the Commonwealth Bank. Son of Charles Hart Townley Pinhey (Registrar General of N.S.W.)”
    5. Eustace Townley Pinhey, ca. 1895 / photographed by Creelman, Sydney Arcade, Sydney, Salon panel, 19.4 x 13.3 cm, “Born at Sydney 8th September 1877, died in London April 23rd 1945, son of William Hamnett Pinhey.”
    6. Eustace Townley Pinhey, ca. 1914, 14.5 x 10.1 cm, “Eustace Townley Pinhey O.B.E. … Medical Superintendent of St Pancras Hospital, London, born September 8th 1877, Died April 1945.”
    7. Eustace Townley Pinhey, ca. 1920s / photographed by Miles & Kaye, Cheapside, London, 14.5 x 10 cm, “… Medical Superintendent of City of London … (St Clements Hospital) and St Pancras Hospital
    8. Harold Townley Pinhey, 1918, 13.7 x 8.8 cm, “’The Devons’, 1918. Born 10th December, 1885 son of Charles Townley Pinhey, Registrar General of N.S.W.”
    9. John Edmund Pinhey, ca. 1915 / photographed by Melba Studios, 65 Market St, Sydney, 10.2 x 7.5 cm, “… 3rd son of William Townley Pinhey. Born 1850, died 1927. Manager at Milton, N.S.W. of Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney
    10. John Townley Pinhey, ca. 1956 / photographed by Monte Luke, Sydney, 15.7 x 11.3 cm, “… Born Dec. 1929, Slade Prize, ? Prize finally graduating M. Sc. 1956 with first class honours and the University Medal for Chemistry. Son of Guy Townley Pinhey.
    11. Laura Anne Pinhey, 1862 / photographed by Davies & Co. artists 98 Bourke Street East ... Melbourne. Carte de visite, hand coloured, 8.9 x 5.5 cm, “Laura Stubbs, January 1862, aged 4 ½ ”
    12. Laura Anne Pinhey, 1866 / photographed by William Bradley, artist photographer, 140 Pitt Street, Sydney. Carte de visite, hand coloured, 9 x 5.6 cm, “Laura Fitz Stubbs, aged 9, Oct. 1866”
    13. Laura Anne Pinhey, 1875 / photographed by David Scott … 140 Pitt Street, Sydney. Carte de visite, hand coloured, 9.4 x 6 cm, “Laura Fitz Stubbs aged 18. Married aged 19 September 21st 1876 to William H. Pinhey at St James Church, King Street, Sydney”
    14. Laura Anne Pinhey, 1876 / photographed by David Scott, Sydney. Cabinet card, hand coloured, 14.5 x 10.3 cm, “Laura Pinhey aged 19 in her wedding dress. Wife of William Hamnett Pinhey, 21st September 1876, married in St James Church, King Street, Sydney”
    15. Laura Anne Pinhey, 1885 / photographed by David Scott, Sydney. Carte de visite, 9.3 x 5.9 cm, “Laura Pinhey 1885, aged 28”
    16. Laura Anne Pinhey, ca. 1905 / photographed by Talma, Sydney. Carte de visite, 8.7 x 5.5 cm, “For Annette Pinhey. This is her grandmother – Laura Anne Pinhey, aged 48”
    17. Mary Bell Pinhey, ca. 1920s / Freeman copy [Sydney]. Hand coloured, 20.7 x 15.2 cm, “Mary Bell Pinhey (nee Thomas), first wife of William Townley Pinhey and mother of all his children. She died November 2nd 1872 aged 51 years. Buried in St Jude’s Churchyard, Randwick, Sydney where her husband is also buried and her son William Hamnett Pinhey, died 10 June 1948.” [This is a copy of a photograph probably taken in the 1850s or 1860s.]
    18. Mary Elizabeth Pinhey, 1889 / photographed by Falk, 496 George St, Sydney, 10.4 x 4.5 cm, “…daughter of John Bingle of Puen Buen near Newcastle, second wife of William Townley Pinhey.” [This photograph has been cut down.]
    19. Royden Hoadley Pinhey, ca. 1912 / photographed by The Swiss Studios, Sydney, 13.8 x 8.8 cm, “Aged 28 … born 21st April 1884. Killed in action at Pozieres, France, July 1916. Memorial window in St John’s Church, Gordon. Son of William H. Pinhey.”
    20. Royden Hoadley Pinhey, 1914, 8.6 x 13.7 cm, “Son of Wm [i.e. William] Hamnett Pinhey, an Anzac. Served in Gallipoli 1915. Killed July 1916 at Pozieres France, aged 32.”
    21. Rosina Pinhey, ca. 1902 / photographed by Talma, Sydney. Carte de visite, hand coloured, 8.6 x 5.7 cm, “… aged 23.”
    22. Rosina Pinhey, ca. 1902 / photographed by Talma, Sydney. 8.6 x 5.7 cm, “… aged 23.”
    23. Rosina Pinhey, ca. 1904 / photographed by Lombardi, Sienna, [Italy], 14.9 x 7.9 cm, “Micaela’ in Carmen – Rosina Sydna (Rosina Pinhey)”
    24. Rosina Pinhey, ca. 1907, 12.5 x 8.9 cm, “Rosina Sydna (Pinhey) at Ventimiglia. Violetta in Traviata”
    25. Rosina Pinhey, 1912, 13.8 x 8.8 cm, “Filina in Mignon, Rosina Sydna, Rosina Pinhey, Brooklyn U.S.A, 1912”
    26. W. T. Pinhey, ca. 1870s / photographed by J. H. Newman, 12 South Head Road, Hyde Park, Sydney. Carte de visite, hand coloured,9.2 x 5.9 cm.
    27. William Hamnett Pinhey, 1878 / photographed by David Scott, Sydney, carte de visite, 8.9 x 5.7 cm, “aged 30 – 1878. Born Feb 1848, Died June 1948, aged 100 years and 4 months”
    28. William Hamnett Pinhey, 1880 / photographed by Freeman & Co, 346 late 360 George Street, Sydney, Carte de visite, 9.2 x 5.3 cm, “… July 11, 1881, aged 33.”
    29. William Hamnett Pinhey, ca. 1910, 8.4 x 6.5 cm. “Born Feb 1848. Died June 1948.” This photograph is the remaining section of a larger photograph.

    Residences and monument

    30. Bidura, Glebe Point, ca. 1900s, 8.5 x 13.8 cm. “Bidura, Glebe Point, Mother’s home when she was married. Laura Anne Fitz Stubbs, 1876… the home of Robert Fitz Stubbs 1876, Glebe Point Road, Sydney.”
    31. “Chatswood,” Manly, ca. 1900s, 9.3 x 14.2 cm. “Our home at Manly – boy on steps. Built 1886 … the home of William Hamnett Pinhey and family in 78 Darley Road, Manly. Now called ‘Locarno’ – completely altered. Turned into flats 1951.”
    32. [Monument to William John Wills at Totnes], ca. 1920s / photographed by Chapman and Son, 8.2 x 13.5 cm, “… erected by public subscription, May, 1864”


    V*/WOR W 1/5
    33. Memorial for Private Royden Hoadley Pinhey, 1919 / Cecil G. Smith, Desr. [i.e. designer], 30.8 x 42.8 cm with inset photo, 8.7 x 6.6 cm. "Memorial of the gallant service rendered ... in the Great War by Private Royden Hoadley Pinhey (25th Battalion). Presented by the residents of Rockhampton and District in grateful and proud recognition of the sacrifice he made for the maintenance of a righteous cause and the freedom of mankind. Rockhampton 28th June, 1919. Born 21st April 1884. Enlisted 1st June 1915. Served Gallipoli and France. Killed in action July 1916"
  • General note

    Some photographs are mounted or within folders.

    Numbers 1-3 transferred from P1/Bingle, P1/Fitz Stubbs, P1/Marchesi
    Numbers 4-29 transferred from P1/Pinhey
    Numbers 30-31 transferred from SPF Sydney - Residences
    Number 32 transferred from SPF Wills, William John - Monuments and statues (Totnes)
    Transferred September 2009
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Inscriptions provided mostly by Rosina Pinhey
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