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Photographic portrait of a woman standing


Photographic portrait of a woman standing

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Physical description

A card featuring a photograph of a woman standing next to a upholstered rolled end lounge. The woman wears a loose fitted light coloured bodice and overskirt with long sleeves and high neck. It has dark coloured trim at the neck and the waist. She wears a floor length skirt with trim at the calf level. She wears her hair tied at the back of the head and hanging loose at the back. The woman stands next to a upholstered couch or chaise longue which has a spiral decoration on the side end with a tassel in the centre. Underneath the photograph is the text "W.KEMBEL. / ARTIST. / GOULBURN".

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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