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Photographic portrait of a child

2008.0021.0029.024

Photographic portrait of a child

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Physical description

A card featuring a photograph of a child in a dress seated with one leg tucked up under the knee. The child wears a light coloured loose fitting dress with smocking on the bodice and the cuffs creating gathers. They also wear a lace collar and socks and buckled shiny shoes. The child's hair appears to be in ringlets. The child is posed on a patterned textile. Adhered to the bottom edge of the photograph is a snippet from a newspaper which reads "GORE.- Killed in France, May 3, Graham S. Gore, brother of Rev Clive Gore, Soudan, Africa, Lottie Gore, and Doreen Gore, Drummoyne, aged 25 years. Underneath the photograph is printed text in gold which reads "H. Dorners Elite / GOULBURN, / N.S.W. / AUSTRALIA."

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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