Series GRS2115 - MASSINGHAM, G. L. - Geelong Pioneers - Framed montages, photographs

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MASSINGHAM, G. L. - Geelong Pioneers - Framed montages, photographs


  • 1850 - 1896 (Creation)

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(1850 - 1931)

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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.

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Items being prepared for restoration work. All photographs have been restored and scanned, copies are being placed in original frames. Copies of all images are available to view on State Library of Victoria website.

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