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Women old colonists
Title : Women old colonists Women old colonists
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Creator : Jones, Henry; photographer
Source : B 19985
Date of creation : 1871
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Composite portrait of approximately 300 female Old colonists. These women arrived in South Australia from 1836. The composite of small photographs arranged and published by H. Jones, photographer.

Copies of the images and an index of names is available in the Family History collection.

English photographer Henry Jones arrived in Victoria in the late 1850s and came to South Australia in 1866.

From 1866 to 1868 Jones worked at Townsend Duryea's studio in King William Street, Adelaide. By late 1868 he had his own studio in King William Street, where he produced cartes de visite (post cards) and cabinet portraits. By the early 1870s Jones was making life-size portraits.

On 28 December 1871, the 35th anniversary of the founding of the colony of South Australia, leading Adelaide merchant Emanuel Solomon hosted a banquet in Adelaide Town Hall for 520 'old colonists' , those who had arrived before 1841. The following year Henry Jones photographed portraits of each of the colonists. From these images he created composite photographs, one of the men and another of the women who had attended the banquet.

Related names :

Jones, Henry, 1826-1911

Duryea, Townsend, 1823-1888

Coverage year : 1871
Period : 1852-1883
Place : King William Street
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Robinson, J A century in focus: South Australian photography, 1840s-1940s Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, 2007

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history, Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Internet links :

Art Gallery of South Australia Noye Collection, Henry Jones



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