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Photographic portrait of a man


Photographic portrait of a man

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Physical description

A postcard featuring a black and white photograph of a man, in a jacket, waistcoat, shirt and tie, facing to the right. The man wears his hair short and styled close to the head and is clean shaven. He has a wide high necked round corner shirt collar and a tie with black lines and possibly text printed on it. He wears a single breasted jacket with a waistcoat in a similar fabric. The handwritten text on the back of the photograph reads "Aunt Jessie / with love from / Stewart". The printed text reads "POST CARD / Jas. C. Cruden, / 182 PITT ST, SYDNEY."

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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