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54 Toogood Family Portraits c1862
Three albumen paper photographs, some with added portions of stationery letterhead and captions in ink on backing above and below image, one dated "September 9th, 62" in ink on backing verso, sizes range from 8.9 x 11.2cm to 9.3 x 12.5cm. Slight soiling, discolouration, silvering to edges.

Captions include (1) "My brother [and] Bowie; Henrietta Ballard [and] Vic; My mother [and] Snowball; 'My self'"; (2) "S. Toogood, Roy. [Royal] Artillery; F.B. Toogood" and (3) "F.B.T., H.B., S.T." Pasted mottos from letterhead read "Ubique" (motto for the Royal Artillery) and "Stabit quocunque jeceris." The latter is the motto of the Isle of Man, UK. Several members of a Toogood family originating on the Isle of Wight are known to have emigrated to NSW. Ref: Wiki, Isle of Wight Family History Society.
The group $1,350

55 Bushrangers Including Kelly Gang 1863-1880
Group of 11 pages or slips of newsprint with wood engraving illustrations, some monogrammed, initialled or signed in block by artists including Calvert, Cawker, Cubitt, Jackson and Nash, sizes range from 21 x 28.3cm to 42.2 x 28cm (paper). Stains and foxing, tears and paper loss to edges.

From The Illustrated Sydney News, The Illustrated Australian News, and The Graphic. Bushrangers depicted include Daniel Morgan, Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John Gilbert, Thomas and John Clarke, John Dunn, James McPherson, Harry Power, and Ned Kelly.
The group $1,650

56 Irish Revolutionary John Mitchel...
...With John Martin And Father John Kenyon, 1866. Albumen paper photograph, carte-de-visite format, annotations in pencil and ink, printed photographer's line and label to backing verso, 9 x 6.4cm. Slight scuffs and chips to upper portion, laid down on original backing.
Annotations read "Mitchel centre. On his right ... Left Father [Kenyon]. Martin. Irish." Photographer's line reads "E. Gatel, Prédécesseur & Successeur de E. Bondonneau, photographe éditeur. Breveté s.g.d.g. Galerie de Valois, 173 Palais Royal, Paris." Label reads "Lesage Artist's Repository, 40 Lr Sackville St, Dublin." Known as "The Three Johns" John Mitchel, John Martin and John Kenyon were Irish activists who met up for the last time in Paris in 1866. Earlier, Mitchel was sentenced for 14 years transportation for treason, serving his term in Tasmania in 1850. There he met up with friend John Martin, who was also serving time. Mitchel escaped with assistance from a journalist from the New York Tribune in 1853 to the USA, where he became an active supporter of the Confederacy. Ref: Wiki.
$1,100


57 A Complimentary Benefit...
...Tendered By The Members Of The Volunteer Brigade Band [Concert Programme, Brisbane], 1868. Letterpress on silk with tasselled woven ribbon border, 32 x 19.5cm. Slight stains. Framed.
Text includes "Royal Victoria Hall [Brisbane]. Monday, July 27, 1868... to their band master, Mr A. Seal, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency the Hon. Maurice Charles O'Connell, Governor; the Hon. R.R. McKenzie; the Hon. E.W. Lamb; the Hon. R. Pring; the Hon. T.L.M. Prior; Capt. W.L. Fowles and the elite of Brisbane. Printed at the Courier General Machine Printing Office, George Street, Brisbane."
$990

58 "Tell Me Mary How To Woo Thee" Sung By Armes E. Beaumont c1868
Sheet music in letterpress with albumen paper photograph laid down on cover, illegible signature in ink upper right, 13.5 x 10.2cm (photograph), 33 x 26cm (paper). Slight foxing, creases, minor tear
to right edge of sheet music, minor creases to photograph.
Text reads "Newly edited and arranged by C.E. Horsley. J.R. Clarke, 23 Hunter Street, Sydney. J.A. Engel, Printer. [Music by] C.A. Hodson." The photograph is a portrait of Edward (Armes) Beaumont (1842-1913), a British opera singer who arrived in Melbourne in 1848. He made his first public performance in 1861 as solo tenor in Handel's Messiah. In 1867 Beaumont lost an eye in a shooting accident which left him dangerously ill: his recovery was aided by a benefit concert. He later went on to join the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society. Ref: ADB.
$880

59 Nepean Towers, Douglas Park NSW c1870s
Group of nine albumen paper photographs, each titled in pencil on backing below image, 22.6 x 27.8cm (approx. each). Slight foxing overall, minor dents or surface loss to edges of some, each laid
down on original album page.

Titles include "Dr [Jenkins'] House; Chapel, Nepean Towers; and Nepean Towers." Some images show a party including a horse-drawn carriage, cattle with wagon and women on foot crossing a river at a ford with a footbridge. The estate and residence, built by Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (c1842-1844), was originally named Parkhall after his family home in Scotland. Between 1860 and 1883 it was owned by Dr Richard Lewis Jenkins, who renamed it Nepean Towers and added the colonnades and chapel visible in some images. The estate is now owned by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and known as St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre. Ref: Towers Retreat.
The group $4,400

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