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  • Title
    Glass photonegatives of Sydney and surrounding areas, approximately 1890-1923 / photographed by William Joseph Macpherson
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  • Level of description
  • Date

    approximately 1890-1923
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    688 negatives (28 boxes) - glass

    William Joseph Macpherson was born on March 25, 1866, at Surry Hills, New South Wales. He was the second eldest child of Edward Augustus Macpherson, who arrived at Port Jackson in 1833 aged 10 months. Edward Augustus Macpherson (d. 1902) took an assignment of land dated December 28, 1875 and house known as “Hawthornden” in Roslyndale Avenue, Woollahra, New South Wales. The Macpherson family resided there between 1876 and 1902 but remained associated with the site until 1918. William Joseph Macpherson died in 1923.

    Library file.
  • Scope and Content
    The photographs record family life and activities in and around Sydney, including the city, The Rocks, Sydney harbour and beaches, as well as family groups, picnics and rural scenes in the Burragorang area. Images from New Zealand and Norfolk Island are also included. Some photographs relate to the Macpherson family property 'Hawthornden' in Woollahra.

    SERIES 01: Glass photonegatives of Sydney, beaches, Blue Mountains and Woy Woy, ca 1890-1923 / photographed by William Joseph Macpherson.

    SERIES 02: Glass photonegatives of Sydney, Burragorang, and New Zealand, 1890-1923 / photographed by William Joseph Macpherson.
  • Access Conditions

    Access via appointment
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Date note

    Dates amended from ca. 1890-1910 to approximately 1890-1923 based on reader's advice regarding the year the Kanangra ferry first sailed (1912) and the photographer's year of death.
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