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Photograph - 'School House & Dwelling, Cape Barren Island', 1893 Image Reg. No: MM 91754

One of sixty-nine black and white and sepia toned photographs in a bound album [six of which are loose] taken by A J Campbell during a Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria scientific expedition to the Furneaux Group of islands, Bass Strait, in November1893.The album also includes a map of the Kent Group of islands in the inside front cover and numerous contemporary newspaper clippings relating to the expedition.
Sepia toned photograph mounted on off-white board in bound album with red cloth cover.
Description Of Content:
Edward Stephens, school master, and his family in front of the Cape Barren Island school house and dwelling. One of the three women, possibly Mrs Stephens, is holding a dog on her lap. Another of the women is wearing a bonnet and apron and is possibly the maid for the school teacher's family. Behind the group is a lychgate made of two tree trunks and a fence made of tea-tree branches. Photograph taken by Archibald J. Campbell during an expedition by the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria to the Furneaux Group of islands in November 1893.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum Victoria Museum Archive, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 104 mm (Height), 143 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: education, islands, natural environment, natural history, servants, harry
Themes this item is part of: Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Three, Cape Barren Island, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Club of Victoria Expedition to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part One, circa 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group, Part Two, Babel Islands, 1890, The Field Naturalist's Visit to Kent Group, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Four) - Chappell Island, 1890, Field Naturalist Trip to the Furneaux Group (Part Five) - Conclusion, 1890, Archibald James Campbell, Naturalist (1853-1929), A.J. Campbell Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Primary Classification: EDUCATION
Secondary Classification: Administration
Tertiary Classification: images [to be classified)
Original Caption: School House and Dwelling, Cape Barren Island
Inscriptions: Caption below the photograph handwritten in black ink on backing board: " School House & Dwelling Cape Barren Id".
Format: Photograph: Sepia; 5½ in. x 4 in.
Place & Date Depicted: Green Island, Furneaux Island Group, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia, 1893
Photographer: Archibald Campbell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Organiser of Expedition: Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1893


Deborah Robinson Posted on 27 Feb 2013 6:09 PM
This is a picture of my Great Great Grandparents - Edward William Stephens and his wife Maria Jane Stephens standing to his side. The young ladies pictured, their daughters Maria Adeline Stephens (my Great Grandmother and I think in the centre, using some of our other pics and a magnifying glass) and Maud Lemin Stephens. I have recently read the articles about the Furneaux field trip and to my surprise when I googled old pics on Cape Barren island was simply stunned ++to see this picture, it has aways been in our family. Edward and Maria lived on Cape Barren Island prior to moving to live with Adeline who married Henry Boaz Briant at Samphire River, Flinders Island in 1900 where he was responsible for his grandchildren's education.- Deb

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