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Government residence at Marble Hill
Title : Government residence at Marble Hill Government residence at Marble Hill
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Creator : Sweet, Samuel White, 1825-1886, photographer
Source : B 58005/10
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The Governor's summer residence at Marble Hill, Norton Summit in the Adelaide Hills. The house, built in 1879, was burnt out in a bushfire on 2 January 1955 when Governor Sir Robert George was in residence.

This image is from an album of 50 photographs of Adelaide and country subjects, taken by Samuel White Sweet.

Sweet is well known as a photographer but he was also a ship's captain and a surveyor. After retiring from the sea in the 1870s, he became the colony's foremost documentary photographer, concentrating mainly on landscape.

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Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Marble Hill, Norton Summit
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Cato, J The Story of the Camera in Australia Melbourne : Georgian House, 1955

Pike, P W Captain Sweet's Adelaide Adelaide : Longwood Media, 1983

National Trust of South Australia Marble Hill: South Australian vice-regal summer residence, 1879-1955 Adelaide : The Trust, 1983

State Library of South Australia, Archival collection Papers of S.W. Sweet (PRG 742)

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