'Here's a Hand Ma' Trusty Friend - A Handful Of Australia'

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (). 'Here's a Hand Ma' Trusty Friend - A Handful Of Australia'.

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title 'Here's a Hand Ma' Trusty Friend - A Handful Of Australia'
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2015
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Original Format Postcard; b&w; 13 x 9 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 2, photo 94
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
Photographers -- Australia
Postcards -- Australia -- Queensland
Additional Notes The front of the postcard features a drawing of a hand holding an Australia shaped image of cows at a stream. In the bottom right corner of the image there is text in white ink reading 'A Shady Nook'. Above the top right of the drawing there is text in black ink reading 'Here's a Hand / Ma Trusty / Friend'. In the bottom left corner of the postcard there is text in black reading 'A Handdful of Australia'.

Photograph of cows most probably taken by Henry Mobsby.

Document type: Image
Collection: Fryer Library
 
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Created: Fri, 21 Aug 2015, 09:32:40 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library