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John Chester Jervis photograph albums of France, South Africa and Australia, between approximately 1860-1880 / John Chester Jervis
Bib ID 7797103
Format PicturePicture [still image, volume, sheet]
Jervis, John Chester, 1823-1903, photographer
Description between approximately 1860-1880 
2 albums (297 photographs) : black and white ; photographs 18 x 23 cm or smaller. 

Albums contain photographs of South Africa including people, landscapes and buildings in and around Cape Town, Table Bay, the Cape of Good Hope and Simon's Town; and photographs of Ceylon, Madeira and St Helena. There are also many photographs taken in Nice, France where John Chester Jervis spent his retirement. The photographs taken in Nice include family portraits and photographs taken for photographic competitions. Originally from London, John Chester Jervis lived and travelled in Australia for many years and both albums include photographs taken in Australia during the 1860s.

Album 1312/1 has photographs of Melbourne including the Melbourne Exhibition of 1866, buildings including the Melbourne Post Office, State Library, Temple Court, the Congregational Church on Collins Street, The Melbourne Club and of Burke, Swanston and Collins Streets (p. 26-27); photographs of the Wimmera, Victoria including North Brighton Station, Longerenong Homestead and a school (p. 28-31); photographs of Tasmania including Hobart, Fern Gully and rainforest landscapes (p. 32-39); and photographs of Sydney including St Philip's Church, St Andrews Cathedral, Government House, Museum, Sydney University, Fort Denison, South Head, North Head, Trinity Church, Sydney viewed from the Domain and Parramatta River from Flagstaff Reserve (p. 40-41). Album 1312/2 has several photographs of an unidentified school in the Australian bush, ships docked in Melbourne, and photographs of horse riding, horse drawn carts and houses.


Title devised by cataloguer from acquisitions documentation.

Condition: Faded, yellowing, spotting.

Source of Acquisition Donated by Michael Easton. 
Subjects Jervis, John Chester, 1823-1903 -- Travel -- Photographs.  |  Intercolonial Exhibition (1866-1867 : Melbourne, Vic.) -- Photographs.  |  Exhibitions -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Photographs  |  Nice (France) -- Photographs.  |  Nice (France) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.  |  Nice (France) -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.  |  Cape Town (South Africa) -- Photographs.  |  Cape Town (South Africa) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.  |  Table Bay (South Africa) -- Photographs.  |  Simon's Town (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa) -- Photographs.  |  Melbourne (Vic.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.  |  Wimmera District (Vic.) -- Photographs.  |  Hobart (Tas.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.  |  Tasmania -- Photographs.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.  |  Sri Lanka -- Photographs.  |  Saint Helena -- Photographs.  |  Madeira (Madeira Islands) -- Photographs.
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