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Photographic portrait of a man wearing a suit with a corsage

2008.0021.0029.006

Photographic portrait of a man wearing a suit with a corsage

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Physical description

A card with an oval portrait photograph of a man wearing a wide lapelled jacket and a bow-style neckpiece and a corsage. The mans hair is parted in the centre and lies flat against the head. He wears a high standing collar with small turn down points underneath a waistcoat and jacket. Printed at the bottom of the photograph is the text "David Scott, Sydney". On the back of the card is an advertisement for David Scott's Photographic Studio in Sydney which states that he is the "SUCCESSOR TO WILLIAM BRADLEY". Also handwritten in blue pen is the text Graham Gore".

Statement of significance

The Gallaway-Gore collection consists of a number of objects, including a sword and scabbard, a family bible and prayer book, several framed portraits, and a number of family papers including letters, deeds, wills, birth and marriage certificates pertaining to the Gore-Gallaway family.

There is a long history of achievement among the generations of the Gore-Gallaway family, including three generations of maritime service, from Captain John Gore senior, who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour, his son Rear Admiral John Gore junior, who migrated to Australia and settled the property 'Gilmour' near Lake Bathurst, to his grandson Graham Gore, who was lost on the Franklin expedition. This history, as well as the family's subsequent experiences on 'Gilmour', are documented within the collection.

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