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Title

A NSW Aboriginal King

1907-1915

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  • Details

    Date
    1907-1915
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    postcard
    Dimensions
    13.4 x 8.7 cm oval image; 14.0 x 8.8 cm card
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    475.2014
    Artist information
    Unknown photographer

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    146

    Artist information
    Star Photo Co

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  • About

    King Robert was born c1808 and was the leader of the Gumbathangang people when the first white settlers infiltrated what is now Armidale. He is rumoured to have lived until he was 102 and worked for a time prospecting for minerals. There are records of his involvement in the construction of the bark walls for the Richardson Emporium building in Armidale, established 1845.

    The Star Photo Co. was managed by William Livermore (active Sydney 1887-1928). The studio was established in Sydney and moved across various locations in Newtown and the CBD during its operative years between 1898 and 1928.

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