- 1850 - 1896 (Creation)
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George Leake Massingham, a photographer specialising in portraits and landscapes, created a series of portraits of the original colonists in the Geelong region.
George arrived in Australia as a 16 year old assisted immigrant. He worked as a travelling photographer before settling in Geelong.
Establishing a photography business on Moorabool Street he produced some of the most iconic images of 1890s Geelong.
The business was sold in June 1901 and George moved to Bendigo.