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S.A. Northern Pioneers: W.H. Birt
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: W.H. Birt S.A. Northern Pioneers: W.H. Birt
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Creator : Mora Studio
Source : B 6912/I4
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Portrait of W.H. Birt from Willowie from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/3).

There are three members of the Birt family in the composite photograph. The image (B 6912 ) of South Australian pastoral pioneers began as a display of 121 individual portraits, each attached to a board and labelled with the name and location of the pioneer in northern South Australia. The individual portraits are available to view on SA Memory, Foundation of South Australia 1800-1851, 'S.A. Northern Pioneers' along with updated information about the individual people. The composite was compiled in 1908 by Mora Studio, 83 Rundle St. Adelaide. All of the portraits are of a later date than the 1850s decade, but many are considerably earlier than 1908. However, the pioneers pictured were active in the late 1840s and early 1850s era.
Related names :

Birt, W.H.

Birt, P.H.

Birt, H.H.

Coverage year : 1850-1859 (1885)
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Northern South Australia
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia 2 v. (207; 263 p.) Adelaide : Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.")

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

Barrie, S 150th anniversary of professional photography in Australia, 12th December 1842 to 1992 : a historical retrospective [Morningside, Qld.] : S. Barrie, [1992]

Peake, A Sources for South Australian History Dulwich, S. Aust. : Tudor Australia Press, 1987

Davies, A The Mechanical eye in Australia: Photography 1841-1900 Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985

Burrows, A. Kith and Kin: Sources for family history Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide: 1994

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

Migration Museum. From many places: the history and cultural traditions of South Australian people, Kent Town, S. Aust.: Migration Museum (History Trust of S.A.) in association with Wakefield Press, 1995

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history. Editor Wilfrid Prest. Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2001

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