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Photographic portrait of Jessie Galloway

2008.0021.0029.032

Photographic portrait of Jessie Galloway

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Physical description

A rectangular card with cut corners featuring a black and white photograph of a woman wearing a crinoline style dark coloured dress, with her hair in a snood. The woman stands next to a decoratively carved wood chair which has a trimmed hat and gloves on it. Her dress has a bell shaped skirt with hem detail and a bow with long tails at the waist. The bodice has a a round waistline but fabric detail in a V shape. It has buttons down the centre front and is decorated with a small light coloured lace collar at the neckline. The sleeves are long and voluminous with small light coloured lace cuffs. The woman is possibly wearing two necklace pendants. She has her hair parted in the centre and wears it styled smoothly against the head and held in a long shoulder length snood. On the back of the card is an oval stamp with text which reads "G.GREGORY. / Photographer / AUBURN STREET / 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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