Government House, Brisbane, with cricket pitch in front, c1901

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (1901). Government House, Brisbane, with cricket pitch in front, c1901.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title Government House, Brisbane, with cricket pitch in front, c1901
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1901
Year available 2008
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 22 x 17 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 1, photo 64
Rights Copyright expired
Abstract/Summary Henry William Mobsby was born on 17 August 1859 at Hove, Sussex, England, and came to Queensland in 1883. He had diplomas and certificates from the London Chamber of Commerce, the City and Guilds Institute, the Cripplegate Institute and the South Kensington School of Arts. Mobsby was an instructor in Decoration and Photography at the Brisbane Technical College before being appointed artist and photographer with the Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1897. In 1899, he was also appointed to the Chief Secretary's Department and the Intelligence and Tourist Bureau. Mobsby's photography gained international distinction and he officially represented Queensland at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908, the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 (where he took a motion picture certificate course), the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924-25, and the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in Dunedin in 1925-26.
Keyword Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 -- Archives
Queensland -- Pictorial works
Parliament House (Brisbane, Qld.)
Photographers -- Australia
Parliamentary buildings
Victorian architecture
Additional Notes The cricket pitch was behind Queensland Parliament House and for members only. In 1901 the Kalgoorlie Miner newspaper reported the pitch was used 'so keep themselves in form for the inter-parliamentary matches antipodean legislators annually play. The Queensland Parliament holds the record for "stonewalling'' and Sir Horace Tozer is the record Parliamentary "stonewall".' Reference: QUEENSLAND'S PARLIAMENT HOUSE. (1901, July 12). Kalgoorlie Miner, p. 8. Retrieved from

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