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Title

A NSW Aboriginal King

1907-1915


Artists

Unknown photographer

Star Photo Co

Australia


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.


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

Works in the collection

101

Artist information

Star Photo Co

Works in the collection

8