28th April 2016
In memory of all those that lost their lives 20 years ago today at Port Arthur, Tasmania.
This albumen photograph of Port Arthur, Tasmania was taken in 1891 by an unknown photographer. I have scanned and lightly cleaned the image. The photograph is one that is possibly not known before of this place.
Looking down on St. David’s Anglican Church with Mason Cove in the distance, with rowing boats in the river and sailing boats hidden at left behind the trees.
In front of the church a man and boy pose for the camera, the man with his hands on his hips head topped with pork pie hat, the boy wearing an oversized hat, possibly a boater, with his hands hanging limply by his side.
To the left, washing hangs on the line to dry with, behind, weeping willows and an ornamental, circular stone fountain in the middle of a sparse garden paddock.
To the right is Settlement Road with The Commandant’s Garden in the distance.
A memory of a different time and place.
Many thankx to Nick Henderson for allowing me to scan this wonderful image.
Please click on the image to enlarge.
Unknown photographer (Australian)
Port Arthur, Tasmania
34.5 x 22.2 cm