Portrait of William Forgan Smith, c1925 to 1929

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (1925). Portrait of William Forgan Smith, c1925 to 1929.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title Portrait of William Forgan Smith, c1925 to 1929
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1925
Year available 2008
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; b&w; 16 x 10 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 3, photo 102
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
Smith, William Forgan, 1887-1953 -- Portraits
Photographers -- Australia
Queensland -- Politics and government -- 1901-1945
Additional Notes Note on back of photograph: ‘Hon. W. Forgan-Smith, Deputy Premier of Queensland and Minister for Agriculture and Stock’.

William Forgan Smith was the secretary for agriculture and stock in the Gillies government on 26 February 1925, a post he was to retain until Labor's defeat in 1929. Reference: B. J. Costar, 'Smith, William Forgan (Bill) (1887–1953)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-william-forgan-bill-8489/text14933, published first in hardcopy 1988, accessed online 18 August 2015.

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