[Three children outside Meriam house, Torres Strait Islands, nd]

Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933 (). [Three children outside Meriam house, Torres Strait Islands, nd].

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Creator Mobsby, Henry William, 1859-1933
Title [Three children outside Meriam house, Torres Strait Islands, nd]
Open Access Status Other
Year available 2015
Series Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 21 x 16 cm.
Source Henry William Mobsby Collection, UQFL181, Box 2, Folder 1, photo 69
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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
Queensland -- Pictorial works
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Dwellings -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands -- Photographs
Indigenous children
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Advisory Statement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this photograph may contain images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased.
Additional Notes (Information from Gardiner, D. & Wells, K. (2008). Australian indigenous architecture. Retrieved from http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/austn-indigenous-architecture)

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